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My Profile At A Glance

Innovation Catalyst

  • Advisor to various governments: fossil based economy > innovation economy
  • Former Advisor to the Government of Singapore
  • Chairman of BIT-AMENA Center for Building Innovation Economies, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Global Innovation Economy Advisor, 500 Startups
  • Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Institute
  • Founding Advisory Board Member, Harbour.Space University 

Philanthropist
20 years

  • Global Catalyst Foundation: Chairman and Co-founder – Leverage ICT for Youth Education & Empowerment of Women
  • Relief International-Schools Online: Chairman Emeritus – Provided computers and access to the Internet for 6400 schools in 36 countries, assistance to refugees, 2000 employees, $45M annual budget
  • UNGAID: Former Co-chair – United Nations Global Alliance for use of ICT in Development

Entrepreneur Without Borders
25 years

Co-founded 10 companies

  • CAE Systems: acquired by Tektronix for $75M
  • Cirrus Logic: IPO at $150M; peak at $3.5B
  • NeoMagic: IPO at $300M; peak at $700M
  • Centillium: IPO at $700M; peak at $4B

Global Venture Capitalist
17 years

Global Catalyst Partners:
Chairman and Co-founder

  • Global hi-tech VC Fund ($350M), investments in U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel & Singapore
  • Beceem: acquired by Broadcom for $330M
  • Founding Board Member, SoundHound