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|Speaker Profile: Henry Wong|
|Location of Speaker: Palo Alto, CA|
|Fees: $10,000 - $21,000|
|Wong resided in China, Canada & Silicon Valley for the past 30 years. From a Serial Entrepreneur to a Venture Capitalist, Wong is in a unique position where he fully utilizes his operational experience, investment talent and his heritage to invest in & build companies with a global vision.
Diamond TechVentures LLC was originally started as an investment vehicle for the Wong’s Family Trust Fund. Wong enjoyed successful investment exits from the sales of Packet Island to Broadsoft, STEP Communications to Dolby Lab, and NextG to a PE Group. Then the IPO of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU) and the merger of LGC Wireless with ADC Telecom (NASDAQ: ADCT).
Concurrently while operating his family trust, Wong is a Venture Partner for Garage Technology Ventures, where he uses his cross Pacific operating experience to help the portfolio companies to be successful. Garage reviews 10,000 deals a year, this is the place where Wong obtains some of his deal flow.
Founded by the famed Apple Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures assigns Wong to sit on the board of multiple portfolio companies, both as a Board Member, Observer and Advisor. These companies are namely Packet Island (acquired by Broadsoft 12/09), STEP Communications (acquired by Dolby Lab 11/09), dLight Design Systems (just received a $500K Haiti Order), ThermoCeramics, QuMu Media Publisher, RAZZ and any activities that have to interface with engineering and manufacturing outsource in China & Asia Pacific.
In his prior cross Pacific Venture Capital career, Wong was Managing Director of Crystal Ventures Fund III, and active with portfolio companies including LGC Wireless, an intelligent wireless repeater company, Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), a Digital Optical Networking company and Exavio, a Video-on-Demand company. He initiated the investment of US$5M into Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (NYSE: SMI), the biggest China Shanghai Pudong Silicon Foundry, which went IPO in 2004.
Wong is a Super Angel who has the passion in helping startups to be successful by either serving on the board or helping as an Advisor. Wong is also a Limited Partner Investor in several VC Funds, including Garage, Gabriel Venture Partners & ONSET Ventures.
Wong has been extremely successful in investing in his own ideas, then taking companies from start-up status to maturity. The profits speak for themselves. A seasoned angel investor and entrepreneur, Wong has succeeded as the founder, chairman & CEO of SS8 Networks Inc., a world class startup with major R&D operations in Beijing and Ottawa; which in 2002 merged with the Enhanced Service Division of ADC Telecom (Nasdaq: ADCT). Wong was the co-founder of IP Communications, a VoIP Gateway startup which was acquired by RampNet, now a division of Nokia (NASDAQ NOK). He was also the co-founder, chairman, president & CEO of XaQti Corporation, which merged with Vitesse Semiconductor (a S&P 500, Nasdaq VTSS), and was the co-founder of CNet Technology Inc., now a multi-million dollar public network hardware company in Taiwan . In 1988 he founded Combinet (ISDN Systems), which was sold to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ CSCO) in a pooling of interest stock swap valued at $165 million. His success, experience and leadership are invaluable in his role as an Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.
In 2002, Wong was nominated, interviewed and was the finalist to the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”; which is an event sponsored by Ernst & Young, CNN, CNN-fn, Nasdaq, USA Today, Kauffman Center and AMEX. This is a prestigious recognition in America and is very well respected in the industry (nominated again in 2003).
Wong is very involved with the Cross-Pacific high tech trade. In 1999, Wong set up the SS8 China Headquarters in Beijing; even before WTO was established. In Crystal Ventures, he invested in SMIC in Shanghai, the 2nd largest silicon foundry in the world. Now he is helping companies from both shores to advance in their sales revenue and company infrastructure setup. Ultimately, an exit plan of IPO or M&A.
Wong is a Volunteer Advisor to 6 Asian non-profit organizations, and is active in the local Asian American community.
In education, Mr. Wong received a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration (Major in Finance and Minor in Marketing) from University of Utah 1980, and a MBA in Telecom Management from Golden Gate University 1983. He is also a Mentor in the Stanford Graduate School of Business GSB S-356 MBA Program, and a Team Mentor in the Technology Venture Formation course MS&E 273 at Stanford's School of Engineering.