Bill Tai is based in Silicon Valley and has been backing startups as a venture capitalist since 1991. He is an early investor in, and serves on the Board of BitFury, Hut8 Mining and Treasure Data where he is co-founder Chairman. In the token segment, he helped catalyze the ICO's of Airswap and Power Ledger. Among his current portfolio are Canva, Color Genomics, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video, all of which he funded in at the seed stage. Operationally, he founded both iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813) as Chairman. He has served as Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies that grew from startups he funded at their formative stages. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee, is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and Founder of ACTAI GLOBAL a non-profit dedicated to Ocean Conservation. He lit up his first Bitcoin mining program in 2009 and in his spare time, builds electronics projects and spends time on the water kitesurfing. Originally trained as a semiconductor chip designer, he holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard.
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