Chairman & Founder
Hsu is Founder and Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in
Asia for over two decades. He joined Hambrecht & Quist Group in 1985 as a General
Partner and founded H&Q Asia Pacific (“H&QAP”) in 1986.
Before H&QAP, 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.
H&QAP has managed over $2.7 billion in capital and has invested in more than 400
companies. H&Q Asia Pacific is recognized as a pioneer of Asian venture capital and
private equity in a number of respects, including being the first firm to bring "Silicon
Valley" style venture capital to Taiwan in 1986, the only firm to open four offices in
ASEAN countries between 1987 and 1991, one of the first funds to enter China in 1993
(jointly managed with the Bank of China), the first firm to execute a turnaround in Korea
following the Asian financial crisis, and the first foreign private equity firm to take a
Japanese technology company public in Japan in 2002.
In recognition of his role in helping turn around a major Korean financial institution
affected by the Asian financial crisis, Dr. Hsu was named one of the top financiers in
Asia in BusinessWeek's "The Stars of Asia" and ranked as the top 15th Venture Capitalist
by Forbes' Midas List in 2007.
Dr. Hsu plays an active role in developing investment and technology relationships
between the U.S. and Asia, and holds advisory positions in 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 was one of the founding members of the Monte Jade Science
& Technology organization, the premier non-profit organization promoting business
and technology relations between Taiwan and the U.S. Dr. Hsu is also the Chairman
of the Board of Trustees of Give2Asia, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
a Member of the Committee of 100 and represents H&Q Asia Pacific at the World
Dr. Hsu received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University
of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in Electrophysics from the
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from
National Taiwan University.