VCJ Fact Sheet for Lip-Bu Tan
Born: Nov. 12, 1959
Education: B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University (1978); M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT (1980); MBA from University of San Francisco (1984).
Career Path:Engineer with EDS Nuclear (1980-1982); VP of engineering/CFO with Echo Energy Consulting (1982-1983); VP/Head of private placements with Chappen & Co. (1983-1984); Managing general partner with Walden Group of Venture Capital Funds (1984-present); Chairman of Walden International (1987-present).
Personal: Married with two children.
Greatest Accomplishment: Helping build Creative Technology to $1.3 billion in annual sales.
Biggest Dissapointment: Momenta, a failed pen-computing company
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be a…University professor
Favorite Film: It’s A Wonderful Life
Did You Know? Good to Great by Jim Collins
Favorite Cuisine: Chinese food.
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