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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), BS 1987
Santa Clara University, MBA 1999

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Tom Chiu

Tom spent over 20 years in various high tech industries including mobile software, consumer electronics, wireless, patent sales/license, semiconductors, and embedded systems. Tom is currently the founder of IPforAsia, an intellectual property marketplace to bridge between Greater China and large U.S. corporations.

Tom has worked in Shanghai from 2003-2007 as a founding member of Philips/NXP Software. Prior to the expatriate assignment, Tom was the lead of Philips Connected Home initiative which later became the blueprint of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). Tom also represented Philips in WiFi Alliance as secondary board member and Chair of DLNA China Task Force. He has held various director positions at, Philips and NXP. Tom has a BS degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Product Marketing. He also received NYSE Series 7 Stock and Dealer license in 1988.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants 4/2012Seed$400k6
MovableInk 7/2011Series A$1.3M10
Retailigence 11/2010Seed$1.5M9



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