Dr. Ta-lin Hsu is Founder and Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in Asia for over 20 years. He joined Hambrecht & Quist Group in 1985 as a General Partner and founded H&Q Asia Pacific in 1986. Since inception, H&Q Asia Pacific has managed over $2.6 billion in capital, operates from eight offices throughout the region and has invested in more than 300 companies. Prior to H&Q, Dr. Hsu worked at IBM for 12 years. In his last position in senior management, Dr. Hsu held corporate responsibility for all of IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology.
Dr. Hsu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University. Dr. Hsu plays an active role in developing business and policy relationships between the U.S. and Asia, including advisory positions with government, academic and industry organizations. Dr. Hsu was a founding member of the prestigious Technology Review Board, a group established to advise the Executive Branch of Taiwan on all technology matters. Dr. Hsu is an Advisory Board Member of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Member of the Board of Trustees of Give2Asia and represents H&Q Asia Pacific at the World Economic Forum.