|Investments made||Tweetdeck, Tango.me, Mirror.me, SoundTracking, Maxthon, Glyde, Scribd|
|Categories of interest|
|Credentials||Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser|
Avvenu (founded as Eyefrog - sold to Nokia to be "files by Ovi"), iAsiaWorks (founded as AUNET; IPO 2000 ticker IAWK), Funder/Chairman of IPInfusion (sold to Access - Tokyo Stock Exchange ticker 4817), Tradebeam (founded as Asian Trading - sold to CDC Software), recently co-creator of www.mirror.me
LSI Logic, iAsiaWorks (Founder, Executive Chairman, CEO), IPinfusion (Active Chairman), Tradebeam (President)
Because it's FUN and has the same highs & lows as kiting.
Tango.me, Schematic Labs (Soundtracking), Mirror.Me
Rewarding: It's FUN. Frustrating: the masses never understand at first.
Usually the main mistakes are around 1) Timing and use of resources vs. timing of need and 2) hiring mistakes and when to correct them.
Team matters more than the initial idea.
Board Member of startups Glyde, Maxthon, Nantero, Scribd, & WangYou Media as well as Seed Investor in AppMakr, ContextLogic, Schematc Labs, Sensr.net & StackMob,as a Partner at Charles River Ventures.
Individual Angel Investor in LoveMachine LLC, Slimdevices, Tango.me, TVU Networks, Tweetdeck, VideoEgg and other similarly cool companies.
Previously: Startup Investor ---to--> IPO & Public Board Director of: 8x8 Inc. (NASD:EGHT), Award Software (NASD:PTEC), iAsiaWorks (NASD:IAWK), imGo (HKSE:0067), Microtune (NASD:TUNE), Network Peripherals (NASD:NPIX), Transmeta (NASD:TMTA); investor (no board seat) in an additional 8 startups that evolved to IPO on NASDAQ.
As an entrepreneur: Founder, Chairman & CEO of iAsiaWorks (NASD:IAWK), Chairman of IPinfusion (acq by Access, Tokyo Exchange:4817), Founder & President of Tradebeam (acq by CDC Software NASD:CDCS).
USA Team Rider, Cabrinha Kiteboarding
Olympic Ambassador, Int'l Kiteboarding Association (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016 ! )
Adjunct Professor of Innovatioon at James Curtin University, Perth Western Australia