Winston Fu was most recently s a General Partner at USVP. He enjoys helping entrepreneurs build teams that are passionate, fun-loving, and fanatical about their pursuit to build great companies. Winston's investment focus is on the application of technologies in areas such as adaptation to climate change, energy efficiency, and a variety of IT sectors. Winston was a co-leader of USVP's activities in China, and served on the boards of Active-Semi, Box.net, Contour Energy Systems, Jeda Systems, Redwood Systems, Qnovo, and Xicato.
Prior to joining USVP, Winston served in technical and marketing roles at Vixel Corporation, which made its initial public offering in 1999 (NASDAQ: VIXL) and was subsequently acquired by Emulex (ELX) in 2003. As director of product marketing, he was responsible for developing new applications for the VCSEL device product line at Vixel. Prior to helping launch Vixel, Winston researched and developed technologies in the areas of semiconductors, lasers and superconductors at Stanford University, Sandia National Labs and MIT.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Winston holds a Bachelor's degree in physics from MIT, a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he was an Austin Scholar.
Winston Fu is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 3 and served his fellowship under mentor Steve Krausz at USVP.