Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

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VC with >23 IPOs from startups I've funded. Educated as a computer chip designer, joined LSI Logic after college.

Angel backer of 3 of the top 10 of CNBC'S “Top 50 Disruptors 2022” ( #3 Lineage Logistics, #4 Canva, #9 Dapper Labs) and Zoom Video's first backer.

Issued Badge #A001 at the startup of TSMC, the 9th most valuable company in the world (as of Jan 2023). Established the semiconductor practice at Alex. Brown & Sons positioning IPO's of Atmel, Cirrus Logic, Dallas Semiconductor, Zilog.

Co-founder & Chairman Treasure Data and MetaGood; Founding Chairman of IPinfusion,(Tokyo:4813), Chairman Hut8Mining (NASDAQ: HUT; one of North America's largest publicly listed Bitcoin Mining operations), Founding Chairman and CEO iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley). Past Board Director of 8 publicly listed companies.

Among the very first investors in Bitfury, Canva, ColorGenomics, Cotopaxi, Tweetdeck/Twitter and Zoom Video. Early angel in Dapper Labs and co-founding seed in OneOf and Gigaverse. Founding investor in data infra companies Calyptia and Dyad.

Early proponent of P2P currency; creator Necker Blockchain Summit, and the 'Bitcoin Mining Lightbulb.' Early backer of Cryptokitties, advisor to Bitfury on silicon.

Established Silicon Valley office for CRV '03. Previously General Partner at IVP in the crazy Internet ramp of the '90's.

BSEE (Honors) U Illinois; MBA from Harvard; HonD PhD Curtin University. Founder of 501c3 non-profits: ACTAI Global supporting envir

  • Work
    • Venture Capitalist
  • Education
    • Harvard MBA
    • BSEE Univ of Illinois