Simon Kuo

Kansas City, Missouri

I'm the founder of LightThread a boutique consulting company, Westside Studio a commercial photography studio and I'm a partner at Betablox an early stage startup accelerator.

I studied to be a scientist before doing a stint as a Fortune 60 company executive and leading ebusiness, strategy, web development and product management groups. I’ve funded, founded or advised numerous startups including Topchirp, Mobile Symmetry, ShowIgniter,, Cryptoempire,, and many others.

I sometimes wear suits with my ties.

  • Work
    • Tenor Ukulele Player
  • Education
    • BA History of Art, BS Systematics and Ecology, PhD Microbiology
    • The University of Kansas