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Tony Chao

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Investment Director, Interim General Manager, Applied Ventures and China Corporate Development Manager, Applied Materials.

Investment Director, Interim General Manager, Applied Ventures and China Corporate Development Manager, Applied Materials.

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Investment Director, Interim General Manager Applied Ventures July 2007 - present
China Corporate Development Manager Applied Materials July 2007 - present
Summer Associate Mustang Ventures May 2006 - August 2006
Director of Application Engineering Cymfony October 2002 - May 2005
Systems Consultant Putnam Investments January 2002 - October 2002
Developer LOBBY7 October 2000 - December 2001


Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship September 2005 - June 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1999 - 2000

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Media
  • • Medical Devices

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Ya-Bing Chu
They're my school  •  VP Product Development, Teespring. Previously Chief Product Officer, Betable. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Tony's intelligence, experience, and personal drive are great ingredients for a founding team.
Brady Murray
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, Ask The Internet
smart, experienced, hard working
Yair Schindel, MD, MBA
They're my school  •  CEO, Digital Israel, Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and Co-Founder, Conference. Harvard Business School grad.
Tony is very creative. Plus, a great entrepreneur must know how to fail and get back up - he's strong enough to fail quickly and cheaply an ... d then not stop until he succeeds.
Paris Wallace
They're my school  •  Co-President, HBS Alumni Angels of Boston and CEO, Ovuline. Harvard Business School grad.
He is smart, talented and well educated. Plus he is an all around great guy!
William Tu
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, and Co-Founder & CEO,折店. Stanford GSB grad.
Tony has the good qualities which entrepreneurs look for from a founding partner - smart, teamwork, and has a lot of great ideas. He also ha ... s a lot of startup experience and know the key points to succeed and avoid mistakes.
Michael Chu
They're my school  •  Co-Founder, SalesPrepper. Previously Director Value Engineering, SAP. Harvard Business School grad.
Definitely! I worked with him at HBS on a startup contest and saw firsthand.