Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

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VC with 22 IPOs. Educated as a computer chip designer, joined LSI Logic after college.

Issued Badge #A001 at the startup of TSMC. (Now > $250 Billion market capitalization) then established the semiconductor practice at Alex. Brown & Sons positioning IPO's of Atmel, Cirrus Logic, Dallas Semiconductor, Zilog.

Co-founder & Chairman Treasure Data; Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813), 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 Canva, ColorGenomics, Tweetdeck/Twitter , Wish.com and Zoom Video.

Early proponent of P2P currency; creator Necker Blockchain Summit, and the 'Bitcoin Mining Lightbulb.' Board Director of BitFury; early backer of Cryptokitties.

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-profit ACTAI Global supporting our environment and economic empowerment via entrepreneurship.

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