Mr. Yang has served as a founding partner and Managing Director of Redpoint Ventures (a global private equity and venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California) since 1999. Mr. Yang also serves as CEO and founder of Performance Health Sciences (d/b/a Apeiron Life), located in Menlo Park, California. Prior to founding Redpoint, Mr. Yang previously served as a General Partner with Institutional Venture Partners (a private equity and venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California), which he joined in 1987. Mr. Yang has over 35 years of experience in the venture capital industry and has helped found or served on the boards of a variety of consumer media, internet, and infrastructure companies. Mr. Yang also has served as a director to the boards of directors of AT&T Inc. since June 2016 and Franklin Resources, Inc. since March 2011. Mr. Yang holds a B.S.E. in engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Bill Tai has been funding startups as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 of his startups become listed companies.
Originally trained as a chip designer, he joined LSI Logic, a seminal Silicon Valley startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor after earning a BSEE with Honors from University of Illinois. After an MBA at Harvard he was issued Badge #A001 during the formation of TSMC (NYSE:TSM), now among the world’s 9 most valuable companies (~$400 Billion market value as of 2020).
He co-founded Treasure Data (acquired by ARM/Softbank) as Chairman and is among the first investors in Canva, Color Genomics, Dapper Labs (originator of Cryptokitties and NBA Topshot), Safety Culture, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video, where he was the first backer to commit at the company's formation. He is Board Chairman of Hut8 Mining (Toronto: HUTMF), North America's largest publicly listed Bitcoin mining operation.
He was Founding Chairman & CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813). He has served as Board Director of 8 publicly listed companies (AWRD EGHT HUT8 IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO) that grew from startups he funded at their formative stages. He has served on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
He is co-founder of ACTAI Global a 501(c)3 community of Athletes Conservationists Technologists Artists & Innovators supporting 1) environmental conservation and 2) economic empowerment via entrepreneurship.
He is creator or cofounder of the worldwide startup competition www.ExtremeTechChallenge.org, the annual www.NeckerBlockchainSummit.com and the annual www.WestTechFest.com, a thousand person technology festival held annually in Perth Western Australia where he is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University focused on “innovation and economic development”.