Bill Tai is a leading figure in the Blockchain segment. He is an early investor and Board Director at BitFury, and Board Chairman of Hut8, North America's largest publicly listed Cryptocurrency miner. Bill is a VC backer of Cryptokitties, holds the official title of "Yoda" for Fluidity / AIRSWAP, is an Ambassador / Board Advisor to P2P Energy Company Power Ledger, and is creator of the annual Blockchain Summit on Necker Island. He is committed to a Green Energy future and Chairman of 501(c)3 ACTAI Global. He has been a VC since 1991, is Co-founding Chairman of Treasure Data, and is a lead seed investor in Canva, Color Genomics, Tweetdeck/(Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video.
Originally trained as a computer chip designer (BSEE, Honors, Illinois), he joined LSI Logic, a seminal Silicon Valley startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor, then completed an MBA at Harvard. He was was issued badge #A001 at TSMC (NYSE:TSM), now among the most valuable tech companies in the world. Later he was Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813). He has served as Board Director of 8 publicly listed companies (AWRD EGHT HUT8 IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO) that emerged from his startup investments.