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Meet Angelica Anton, the ex-NASA, Oxford graduate who now heads up a $500m tech fund

Angelica Anton SILK Ventures

Angelica Anton has the kind of credentials that could make you question your own life achievements.

The Romanian-born entrepreneur speaks six languages, worked on a project for NASA, has a masters from Oxford University and served as an investment advisor for the Chinese government. This long list of achievements sounds like it’s from the big red This is Your Life book of a seasoned retiree, but it’s not. Anton’s still only 27.

Anton studied maths and computer science and, at the age of 18, worked on a space station design project for NASA. She moved to the UK in 2008 to study business management with communications at the University of Birmingham, and it was during her time there she developed a fascination with all things Chinese....