Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

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Founding Chairman Treasure Data; Board Director of BitFury and Voxer. Seed investor Canva, Color Genomics, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video. First mined Bitcoin in 2009; later thought up the 'Bitcoin Mining Lightbulb.'

Educated as a computer chip designer, joined LSI Logic, a seminal Silicon Valley startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor after college. Issued badge #A001 at the startup of TSMC (NYSE:TSM) then established the semiconductor practice at Alex. Brown & Sons positioning the IPO's of Atmel, Cirrus Logic, Dallas Semiconductor, Zilog and others after an MBA at Harvard.

Established Silicon Valley office for CRV. Previously a Partner at IVP, Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813). Past Board Director of 7 publicly listed co's; backer of 19 that listed on NASDAQ.

BSEE (Honors) University of Illinois and MBA from Harvard, World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Co-creator of the

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