|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.|
|Harvard Business School, MBA|
Perry Ha is the founder of DFJ Athena, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate venture fund focused on investments in Korea and the US.
He has been an active investor since 1998 when he founded Athena Technology Ventures.
He has invested in and/or served on the board of many successful companies including Ipivot (INTC), Demandtec (DMAN), Imparto Software (PKS), ProfitLogic (ORCL), and Zantaz (AUTNF).
He also served as an interim CEO at two companies. He currently serves on the board of several companies in Korea and the US.
Prior to his venture capital career, he led the Technology Management Practice at Gemini Consulting, a global management consultancy, helping Fortune 1000 clients to manage technology portfolios and develop new products. Prior to that, he managed an R&D Group at Amicon, a life science devices company, which was successfully sold to Milipore in 1994. He was granted two patents during his tenure at Amicon.
He serves on the board of Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE), on the Visiting Committee at MIT, and on the Leadership Board of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.