Computer chip designer turned VC. Stayed on as a Public Company Board member for 7 of my startups with another dozen that listed where i was an also an investor. Also founder / co-founder of several tech companies [Founder, Chairman & CEO of iAsiaWorks ( IPO vis Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley - http://bit.ly/iAsiaWorksIPO ) , Chairman of IPInfusion (Tokyo Stock Exchange:4817). Co-founder Chairman of Treasure Data. Investor / Board member of the world's largest BitCoin company - BitFury.org, and mobile app company Voxer. Seed investor in Wish.com, Tango.me, Canva, Color Genomics, Zoom.us, Tweetdeck/Twitter, and other fun companies out to change the world. Co-founder, Chairman of 501(c)3 non-profit www.MaiTaiGlobal.org; Creator of the Extreme Tech Challenge (www.ExtremeTechChallenge.com); Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth Western Australia. Creator of OzApps (www.ozapp.com.au) and originator of the www.LatAmStartupChallenge.com. World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Committee Adjunct Professor of Innovation, Curtin University Perth Australia Sponsored Athlete in Kiteboarding and excited to have FANTASTIC equipment sponsors: Cabrinha Kiteboarding, Naish Kiteboarding, Axon Kiteboards, Hydroflex Surfboards, Ion Action Camera, & TshOsh Activewear gearing me up in our joint pursuit to experience, document, and spread, fun filled adrenaline laden adventures every day we can.
Elected Chairman of the Board, 2012. Maxthon now provides cloud connected / synchronized browsers across iphones, ipads, android phones and tablets, PC's & mac computers, as well as 'kid safe' browsers in tablets sold by Walmart and other retailers. Among the world's fastest HTML5 rendering using the webkit engine. Cloud back end provides services for developers to build 'virtualized storage and compute' into apps for better performance. 700M total downloads since 2005.
Angel Investor and Board Member at www.Miselu.com, the creator of super unique musical keyboard extensions for Apple and Android tablets. Miselu's ipad and tablet covers allow mobile creation, co-creation and sharing of music providing a disruptively creative physical UI - that virtualizes the keyboard function in pianos, synthesizers, mixers, and other music related products.
Founding investor, Chief cheerleader and Chairman of the Board at Treasure Data, a cloud based data warehouse + Hadoop based analytics platform. This team is the creator of www.fluentd.com and computer data interchange format MessagePack (www.msgpack.org). As of Jan 2016, customers upload over 700,000 rows of data per second with Treasure Data handling 3 Trillion data events per day for customers. 31 Trillion rows of data uploaded by customers to date!
Angel Investor and Outside Board Member / Director at Voxer, a company leading the category (#13 most downloaded app in itunes 2012) in real time 'push to talk' communications on smartphones. Voxer is displacing what was a multi billion dollar revenue category of PTT (push to talk) communications services like Nextel with modern and more scaleable products and technology. It's also consistently a top consumer app in the 'social' category of the iphone and Android ecosystems. As much a company, as it is a social phenomena. (I used to say that about twitter when it was in its infancy).
Investor and Board Member of BitFury, one of the foundational companies in the BitCoin ecosystem. BitFury has built out the world's foremost crypto currency transaction processing infrastructure and is a leading technology provider of crypto currency ASICs, and mining hardware. Bitfury's infrastructure has nodes / data centers in Iceland, Finland, Republic of Georgia and other locations.