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Evelyn Hu

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Duke '06 EE, BME, Econ. Currently manage small investment fund, outperformed S&P by 46% annualized. Previously medtech, finance, consulting.

Duke '06 EE, BME, Econ. Currently manage small investment fund, outperformed S&P by 46% annualized. Previously medtech, finance, consulting.

10 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product

Involved In

Side Projects



Principal Montgomery Investments October 2011 - present
ETF Product Development and Strategic Partnerships WisdomTree Investments March 2011 - March 2013
Vice President, ETF Marketing and Implementation Global X Management, Co. March 2010 - March 2011
Director of Product Development iShoe, Inc. June 2009 - March 2010
VP, Product Development and Fundraising MicroTransponder May 2008 - May 2009
Consultant - Antitrust, Energy Bates White Economic Consulting June 2006 - June 2007
Summer Analyst - Commodity Derivatives Bank of America - Merrill Lynch June 2005 - August 2005


Duke University Triple major in biomedical engineer, electrical engineering, and economics
Rice University Bioengineering

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • B2B sales
  • • Grassroots Marketing
  • • Marketing Analytics
  • • Marketing MVP
  • • UI Engineering
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've worked at three startups before:

(1) Medical implantable device - my job was to secure federal grant money by producing preclinical results and writing grant proposals. I raised $3.3 million in this non-dilutive fundraising strategy and managed small engineering teams.

(2) Consumer health product - my job was to manage the development of a minimally viable hardware prototype under a very small approved budget. I created human resources cost-sharing measures with other companies, and finished the prototype more than halfway under budget.

(3) Financial services company - I headed up marketing of a new set of exchange traded financial products and was the second employee hired into the company. In 9 months, we grew 1000% in assets - from $100 million to $1.3 billion.

For the past two years, I have been managing a small investment fund, which is ongoing and profitable and takes up a minimal 3-5 hrs/week.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Passion for surrounding myself with those smarter and better than myself. Cultivating deeply reciprocal relationships with colleagues and partners and teams. Keeping a sense of humor and perspective at all times. Work really hard, keep focused on a purpose at all times, solve problems daily (in sustainable ways, without cutting too many corners). Envision and create product solutions that prioritize user experience and solving pain points but do not lose sight of monetization. I pride myself on being very resourceful and operating under lean startup principles, being able to overcome all sorts of challenges.

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Imaru Casanova
They're my friends
She has all the right components. The preparation, education combined with an incredible drive and amazing people skills. Simply a well roun ... ded, dynamic, smart and passionate individual.
Amit Garg
We worked together
I was a venture capitalist till recently and now back to being an entrepreneur. I know Evelyn first from recruiting her into my previous sta ... rtup, the company didn't succeed but I did get to know her well. As her resume belies, Evelyn has all the qualities of someone willing to take a risk and pursue it wholeheartedly. I remember multiple times when she was willing to work extra hard through tough problems and push for difficult decisions when the clouds of confusion and anxiety spread above us. I know she is incredibly passionate about what she is doing now and think that, combined with her experience, will make for a formidable entrepreneur.
Tim Su
They're my mentor
Evelyn is hard-working, intelligent, and fun to be around. I'm impressed by her character, ideas, and analytical ability. She would make an ... excellent co-founder.
William Chan
They're my mentor  •  Software Engineer at Paxata. Previously co-founded Egraphs and worked at Box and Guidewire. Stanford grad. Likes Scala.
She is on a mission to solve problems she has personal experience in and has done market research on. She is an experienced professional, sh ... e is collaborative, and ready to take risks to build something meaningful.
Donald Responte
They're my school
In the six years that I have known Evelyn, she has consistently exhibited a passion for entrepreneurship that has enabled her to be successf ... ul in New York, Houston, and San Francisco. She is a very driven individual who has a strong technical background and extensive experience in the finance industry, which will be invaluable for startups raising capital. Her passion and her desire to aggressively pursue exciting opportunities will make her an asset to any startup venture.
Amrita Bagaria
They're my friends
Evelyn has a strong analytical background which lends itself to her creativity and resourcefulness. She is extremely disciplined and commite ... d to whatever she sets her mind to. I would trust her with my money.
Doris Lin
They're my friends
She is very self-motivated and when she believes in something she goes after it. When you pair that drive with her smarts, her problem solv ... ing skills, and her ability to quickly form a great support network, she has all the makings of a great entrepeneur
Tomoe (Tomo) Ishizumi
They're my friends
Evelyn has great ideas, and she is always willing to learn new skills. Her background is a mix of business and engineering, which makes her ... a great PM-type entrepreneur who can communicate with engineers clearly.
They're my friends
Evelyn is extremely driven. She has extensive experience in the financial industry, as well as several degrees in engineering and economics ... . She has a clear vision for the future, and a determination to reach her goals.
They're my school
Delight to work with, great sense of humor and has superb execution skills. Able to leverage her best qualities and the best qualities of h ... er colleagues to get the job done.

Eric Norman
They're my friends
Eric is super resourceful, has his eye on the prize, works hard, achieves results, has a great vision for cooking/food, and is an all-around ... nice person to be around. He's brought together great people for his team and achieve some basic fundraising milestones. If you want to revolutionize the way food is brought to the table, this is definitely someone you should talk to.