IDG Ventures Vietnam
James is a Principal at IDG Ventures Vietnam. He brings to the firm experiences ranging from product management to chip design and founding high-tech startups. His experiences are broad in industry, deep in technology, and rich in the startup process. He is passionate about high-tech venture creation and has learned much about the process from the trenches at two Silicon Valley startups (Pluris and Candera).
Prior to IDGVV, James managed a product line at Formfactor, a MEMS-based semiconductor equipment company, where he was responsible for two platform products and two derivatives products. Earlier in his career, James built a strong technical foundation and acquired domain expertise in various industries after spending seven years as a lead chip designer. His domain expertise includes semiconductors, EDA, networking, communications, and Internet.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
James received an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business with certificates in Entrepreneurship and in Management of Technology. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, also from UC Berkeley. James was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2005.
In addition to English, James is fluent in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and two other Chinese dialects.
James served his fellowship at IDGVV as a member of Class 12 under the mentorship of Hoang (Henry) Nguyen.