Wen Hsieh is mCube Chairman of the Board. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006. He focuses on incubations and early-stage investments in disruptive Digital hardware (consumer/enterprise) and semiconductor innovations, as well as Green technologies – in both North America and Greater China. Wen also leads KPCB’s Low Power Everywhere initiative. He has worked closely with the entrepreneurs at Amprius, Amyris (AMRS), Aquion Energy, Bloom Energy, Crossbar, HiWiFi, LuxVue Technology (acquired), mCube, Spatial Photonics (acquired), SuVolta, TiDAL Systems, Transphorm and Voltafield as a board director/observer or advisor.
Before joining KPCB, Wen was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company San Francisco and a leader of McKinsey’s Asia semiconductor practice. During his five years at McKinsey, Wen focused primarily on serving leading companies across the global semiconductor value chain. His clients included EDA companies, IC design houses, wafer fab equipment vendors, automated test equipment suppliers, test solution providers, wafer foundries, logic and memory IDMs, PC and server OEMs and electronic component distributors. His secondary focus at McKinsey was on the North America biopharma sector, where his clients were small companies in the anti-viral, generics and specialty pharma segments. Earlier in his career, Wen founded OnChip Technologies, a startup developing MEMS microfluidic biochips. The company’s target market was high-sensitivity and high-throughput peptide separation and identification applications.
Wen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology. He also received a B.S. degree with honors and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the same institution.
Dr. Kai Chen is the Founding Managing Partner of SK Telecom (China) Ventures with primary focus on early- to growth-stage equity investments in Greater China markets. His areas of interest include Internet, mobile, telecommunication, clean technology, semiconductor, and health care. Prior to SKT Ventures, Kai was a partner at Cybernaut (China) Investment managing and supporting the investment activities of Cybernaut Growth Fund and several Cybernaut RMB funds. He was also a founding managing partner of China Century Fund.
Prior to Cybernaut, Kai worked with Stanford Center for Professional Development to develop and teach in many executive programs working with various central government agencies, municipal governments, and leading organizations in China. He had taught 1,000+ government officials, senior executives, and entrepreneurs across a wide array of industries. At Stanford, Kai also worked at GM/Stanford Collaborative Laboratory. He led several sponsored research and consulting projects with GM, HP, OnStar, and Capital Airports Holdings, China Mobile, and many Internet startup companies in both US and China. Earlier in his career, Kai was a co-founder and vice president of Arbor Technology.
Kai was a guest lecturer on PE/VC at Stanford University, Zhejiang University, China University of Political Science and Law. He was a senior advisor of Zhejiang University Innovation Institute helping its global technology sourcing, business incubation, and strategic partnership. He was also an advisor for Stanford Center for Professional Development, and was an advisor to China Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of Ministry of Commerce.
Kai holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics and Finance from Stanford University, a M.S. degree in Financial Engineering from Poly Institute of NYU, and a B.S. degree in Electronics and Information Systems from Nanjing University.
Mr. Cheung is a Managing Partner for The Beijing Semiconductor Fund (“BJ Semi Fund”). It is one of the first semiconductor-focused PE funds in China. Established in June 2014 and with RMB 4 billion raised, the Fund actively invests in companies along the value chain of semiconductor industry, including IC design, manufacturing, packaging and testing, materials, and equipment.
Mr. Cheung has over 33 years direct experience in the integrated circuit sector, with knowledge around leading technologies and industry environment. He was responsible for the management of Intel Asia-Pacific region and led various operation departments over 16 years. His experience covers technology development, production management, Information Technology, marketing, business planning, customer service, and business development.
Mr. Cheung is the only Chinese co-Managing Director at Intel Capital in Asia Pacific, he was directly responsible for projects in Greater China & North Asia. 34 companies in his investment portfolio have successfully been listed worldwide, such as BCD Semiconductor, Sinosun, Montage Technology, Neusoft Group, A8 Music, Kingsoft, Techfaith Wireless, hiSoft, Chinacache, and TRONY solar; plus over 15 companies been sold/merged with other enterprises.
Mr. Cheung was awarded Top 50 Venture Capitalist in China for 4 consecutive years, and “the most active green venture capital enterprises” in 2008 and “Best Venture Capital institutions” in 2009.
He holds a BSc of Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a member of the Institution of Engineers of the UK and a Mentor in AAMA cradle program.
Dr. Ronald Chwang is the Chairman and President of iD Ventures America. Dr. Chwang initiated the Acer venture investment activities in North America with the launch of “Acer Technology Venture Fund” in 1997. Subsequently, IDVA has successfully formed “IP Fund One” in 2000, “iD6 Fund” in 2005 and “iD8 Fund” in 2008. Dr. Chwang is also a General Partner of iD SoftCapital.
Since 1998, iD Ventures America has managed a total of $250 million of venture capital investments in innovating technology start-up companies based in Silicon Valley, and the greater Boston area. Among the notable successes are iRobot (creator of consumer robots, Roomba, and military robot, Packbot); Harmonix Music (creator of music games: Guitar Hero and Rock Band), Artx (silicon chips for Nintendo GameCube), as well as companies such as Allayers (acquired by Broadcom), Monolithic Power System (NASDAQ IPO), Centrality Communication System (acquired by SiRF), Airmagnet (acquired by Fluke Electronics), and others.
From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Chwang was with various Acer entities, serving in executive positions, leading business units engaged in ASIC products, computer peripherals, and enterprise server system. From 1992 to 1997, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acer America Corporation, leading to build Acer’s North America business over $1 billion per year. Before joining the Acer entities, Dr. Chwang worked in development and management positions at Intel in Oregon and Bell Northern Research in Ottawa.
Dr. Chwang is currently serving as an active board member of a number of IDVA’s portfolio companies such as CoAdna Photonics Inc., Luxnet Corp., mCube, Inc., Silicon Frontline Technology Inc.,Striiv Inc., and Zeo Inc.,. He also serves on the board of AU Optronics Corporation in, Hisinchu, Taiwan and iRobot Corporation in Bedford, MA..
Dr. Chwang holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada .and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Stella Jin is a Founding Partner at Keytone Ventures. Prior to Keytone, Stella worked at IDGVC Partners (IDG-Accel) for nine years, first as Director of West Coast, investing in Silicon Valley and cross border (to China) deals. Stella became Venture Partner in 2002 and split her time between China and Silicon Valley. She served on seven boards/observer boards for IDGVC.
Prior to IDGVC, she was co-founder and Partner at Vantone Investment Group, the venture arm of Beijing’s largest private real estate developer where she did cross-border and China-based seed-stage TMT investments.
Stella identifies investment opportunities in TMT, clean-tech and consumer service sectors. She has made investments in semiconductor, systems, wireless, internet, ecommerce and software.
Prior to her investment career, Stella had eight years of operations and sales experience. She co-founded a medical supplies company where she secured funding and managed its west coast operations for three years. Prior to that, she was a consultant at the Electric Power Research Institute and a project manager at Unison International, a U.S.-China trading and consulting firm.
Stella holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Davis and a BA in Economics from San Francisco State University.
She was a board member of HYSTA from 2003 to 2009, the largest Chinese entrepreneurs & executives’ organization in Silicon Valley, and a founding member of Women in Leadership (WIL) of China.
Dr. Weijie Yun is a serial entrepreneur. He was the founding CEO of Telegent Systems where he led the company to create the mobile television market worldwide. As a result, he was recognized as the 2008 Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Prior to Telegent, he was the founding president and CEO of AIP Networks and a founder and director of SiTek, Inc. He also led marketing and product management at Berkana Wireless.
Dr. Yun serves as a board member for several technology companies in the Silicon Valley. He holds a master’s of science and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ben Lee (CEO)
Mr. Lee is Chief Executive Officer of mCube. He has over 20 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry with a successful track record of driving rapid revenue and profit growth. As CEO, Mr. Lee is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of mCube and leading the organization to increase shareholder value.
Prior to mCube, he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation where he delivered historic seven consecutive quarters of growth. Prior to Cypress, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Trident Microsystems and Chief Operating Officer at Apexone Microelectronics, based in Shanghai. Mr. Lee has also served as Vice President Asia Pacific Sales at Altera Corporation, General Manager of China at National Semiconductor Corporation and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Mr. Lee began his career as a System Integration Engineer at IBM’s Federal Systems Division in New York. He holds a BSEE from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Mr. Lee serves on the Industry Advisory Board for Cal Poly Electrical Engineering and is a Board Director of Ten Degrees, Inc.