Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

Bill Tai

VC, Educator, and Athlete in California

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Bill is Founding Chairman of Treasure Data; a Board Director of BitFury and Voxer and a lead seed investor in Canva, Color Genomics, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video.

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

Bill established the Silicon Valley office for CRV and is a Partner Emeritus. In prior years he served as Partner at IVP, Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813). He has served as Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies and backed 19 companies that grew to become publicly listed companies on NASDAQ.

He holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard, serves on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Outside of his commercial activities, he is co-creator of theExtreme Tech Challenge,

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