Past Board member of 7 publicly listed companies he funded as startups, including one he founded as CEO. Investor in another dozen that grew to become publicly listed companies. Founder, Chairman & CEO of iAsiaWorks (NASD:IAWK - http://bit.ly/iAsiaWorksIPO), Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo Exchange:4817 via acq by Access), Founder & President of Tradebeam (acq by CDC Software NASD:CDCS).
Chairman of Maxthon Cloud Browser and Board Member of startups Glyde, Scribd. Seed Investor in Ark.com, Schematic Labs (Soundtracking), Sensr.net, StackMob and Wish.com, representing CRV as a partner in several funds.
Chairman of the Board of Treasure Data, Board Member of BitFury.org, Voxer, Lulu, Miselu, & Posse.com as personal funder. Personal Angel in Tweetdeck/Twitter, Tango.me, About.me, Aloha.com, Canva, Cotopaxi, Hard Candy Cases, Hark.com, Shoes of Prey, Tango.me, TVU Networks, VideoEgg /SayMedia, Zoom.us and other fun startups.
World Economic Forum, 2014 Technology Pioneer Committee USA Team Rider, Cabrinha Kiteboarding Olympic Ambassador, Int'l Kiteboarding Association Co-creator www.MaiTaiGlobal.org
BSEE, with Honors, from University of Illinois and an a MBA from Harvard. Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth Western Australia. Creator of startup contests www.ExtremeTechChallenge.com with Sir Richard Branson and OzApp Awards (www.ozapp.com.au). Originator of the www.LatAmStartupChallenge.com developer contest covering Latin America.
Legendary venture capitalist Bill Tai established the West Coast office of CRV in 2002.
- 8x8, Inc. - IPO 1997 - Avvenu - Acq. by Nokia 2007 - Award Software - IPO 1996 - Centrum, Inc. - acq. by 3Com 1994 - Creative Technology - IPO 1992 - iAsiaWorks Inc. - IPO 2000 - ICWorks, Inc. - Acq. by Cypress 1999 - ImGo - IPO 2001 via reverse merger - IPinfusion Inc. - Acq. by Access 2006 - Microchip - IPO 1993 - Microtune - IPO 2000 - NCompass - Acq. by Microsoft 2001 - Network Peripherals - IPO 1994 - Premisys, Inc. - IPO 1995 - Rastergraphics - IPO 1996 - RLX Technologies - Acq. by HP 2005 - Silicon Clocks - Acq., Silicon Labs 2010 - SlimDevices - Acq. by Logitech 2006 - Terayon - IPO 1998 - Transmeta, Inc. - IPO 2000
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