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Leo Lam, PhD

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Dir. of Engineering @ Sansaire, Angel Investor, Folilo Consulting, Lecturer @ University of Washington, PhD in Electrical Engineering

Dir. of Engineering @ Sansaire, Angel Investor, Folilo Consulting, Lecturer @ University of Washington, PhD in Electrical Engineering

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Involved In

Founder

folilo
DesmoNorthwest

Advisor

Bathing Beauteas
Canairy
Kitovet | DevDraft
IS4D
Stuffmapper
Farmer Frog
Social Venture Partners Seattle
Kitovet
Self-employed

Side Projects

Farmer Frog

Positions

Member Keiretsu Forum July 2015 - present
Board Member Stuffmapper 2014 - present
Board Member Farmer Frog 2014 - present
Pitch Coach & Mentor Social Venture Partners Seattle 2014 - present
Founder and Principal folilo September 2011 - present
Fashion Photographer / Art Director Leo Lam Fashion Photographer 1999 - present
Director of Engineering Sansaire June 2014 - October 2015
Member Board of Advisors Kitovet October 2013 - September 2014
Lecturer University of Washington September 2004 - June 2014
Business Consultant and Career Mentor Self-employed August 2002 - 2011
Vice President Business Development IS4D 2007 - 2008
Vice President/Co-Founder DesmoNorthwest March 2004 - May 2006
Sales Engineer ESYS The Energy Control Company September 2002 - August 2003
Application Development Engineer FEI Company April 2000 - August 2002

Education

University of Washington Electrical Engineering
Imperial College London Electrical Engineering
American Management Association Management
Associated Board - Royal School of Music Grade 8
Loretto School
Private - Kellie Coffey Executive Training

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Photos
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

The path to success is ultimately the entrepreneur's vision and I prefer to listen, understand that vision and provide as much observation as I can based on experience and sometimes be the devil's advocate to mitigate unnecessary risk. I can help with many areas: planning, market research tips, go to market strategies, investor pitches and introductions etc.

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Chris Maier
We worked together  •  Founder, CEO, GrowlerWerks LLC. Previously Business Strategy, InGeN. University of Washington grad. Oregon State grad.
I have known Leo since business school. He has an outstanding understanding of the entrepreneurial process and technology commercialization ... . He has mentored many startups (including mine) - I highly recommend Leo as an advisor in any startup or entrepreneurial endeavor.
Benjamin B. Zuercher
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Stuffmapper. Previously Product Marketing, GiftHelp. University of Washington grad.
Leo is brilliant, experienced in so many things, and a super person. If you find yourself on a team with him, then congrats!
Zsofia Pasztor
We worked together  •  President and Founder, Farmer Frog and Part Time Instructor, Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department.
Leo listens well. He is fast, gets the idea, he is able to summarize thoughts and visions precisely, he is intuitive and innovative and deli ... vers what he promises. He guides the team rather than taking over. He is a great teacher who gets satisfaction watching the pupils succeed. He enables people and helps them discover themselves.
Stephanie Mai
We worked together  •  Co Founder, Bathing Beauteas. Previously Prepcook/Register, Des Moines Farmers' Market. University of Washington grad.
Leo has been an amazing advisor to the founders of Bathing Beauteas. He not only provided excellent feedback, but also resourceful advice an ... d in-depth explanations on how to improve our startup. In addition, Leo's experience with photography and engineering also helped to provide accurate advice and guidance through our journey. His mentoring resulted in Bathing Beauteas' successful website launch and social media outreach as well as a significant increase in sales at large promotion events. I highly recommend reaching out to Leo for advising!

Chris Maier
They're my school  •  Founder, CEO, GrowlerWerks LLC. Previously Business Strategy, InGeN. University of Washington grad. Oregon State grad.
I have known Chris for years and have continued to admire his quiet thoughtfulness, sensitivity to customer needs and most importantly, his ... integrity. He is fantastic to work with as a partner and a phenomenal hard worker in a team.

Zsofia Pasztor
They're my advisor  •  President and Founder, Farmer Frog and Part Time Instructor, Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department.
I met Zsofia at the SVP Fast Pitch during which I was Farmer Frog's Pitch Coach. I was immediately impressed by Zsofia's enthusiasm for her ... cause, and her ability to pull very limited resource together to accomplish complex and well thought out projects and achieve great impact. Her intention is based on kindness, integrity, empathy and great sense of humanity, and her execution shows tenacity with the most persuasive "can-do" attitude. I am honored to be on Farmer Frog's Board and to see this non-profit flourish.

Benjamin B. Zuercher
They're my advisor  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Stuffmapper. Previously Product Marketing, GiftHelp. University of Washington grad.
I met Benjamin through the UW Buerk Center where I coach and he was a student. He is charming, outgoing, and yet very humble to learn and re ... spect others input. He is very thoughtful and meticulous in his execution, and he is respectful of his co-founders; a trait that is instrumental in a startup's success. I am honored to be on Stuffmapper's Board and I look forward to its success!

T. A. McCann
Founder, Rival IQ and Board Member, FullContact Inc.. Purdue grad.
This is completely unsolicited. T.A. is one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful entrepreneur in Seattle. Widely respected and extremely ... down to Earth. Any one would benefit from reading his articles and interacting with him. I had the good fortune to work with him briefly on one of his past projects and learned a lot. I am still using what I learned back then (10 years ago?) today. Thank you, T.A., for being a great mentor and a great inspiration.