Silicon Dragon On Zoom: Ask VC Bill Tai Anything
Ask Me Anything: VC Bill Tai, A 1st Investor in Zoom
10 Questions for Bill
Why did you fund Zoom?
What is the key factor that motivates you to invest?
What’s your next big hit?
Your advice for startups in down times?
What’s your advice for Zoom founder Eric Yuan during this crisis time?
What advice do you have for startups seeking fund from angel investors?
Which market will lead tech innovation? Still Silicon Valley?
What’s the next Big Thing in Tech?
How will our lives change with online everything?
What has kiteboarding taught you about VC funding?
Moderated by Silicon Dragon founder/editor Rebecca Fannin
Bio: Bill Tai
Bill Tai always manages to be ahead of the curve when it comes to funding revolutionary technologies that are changing our lives. He seeded video communications leader Zoom and was a founding investor of Treasure Data, a data analytics startup acquired by Softbank for $600 million. Bill has been funding startups since 1991, and 22 have become listed companies, including Zoom. He has served as board director of 8 publicly traded companies. In his spare time, Bill is a kiteboarding athlete and an adjunct professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He resides in Silicon Valley.
Bio: Rebecca Fannin
Rebecca A. Fannin is a journalist, author and founding editor of news and events group Silicon Dragon Ventures, which she formed in 2010 to focus on global innovation and investor trends. Rebecca’s three forward-looking books,
Tech Titans of China, Silicon Dragon and Startup Asia are a go-to resource on tech innovation trends and players such as Jack Ma of Alibaba. A correspondent at CNBC and a Forbes columnist for 10 years, her articles also have been published in Harvard Business Review, Inc., BBC Capital and Techonomy. Represented by Leading Authorities, Rebecca is a frequent public speaker and media commentator. Rebecca is one of the first journalists to cover China’s entrepreneurship boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She resides in NY and Silicon Valley.