Team

H&QAP enjoys more than 34 years’ cross-border execution experience with a senior team investing together for 17+ years over multiple market cycles. Local knowledge is critical in understanding which models are transferable and workable across different markets. H&QAP believes that with its longstanding presence and extensive activities in the Region, it can identify market opportunities in key sectors well ahead of its competitors.

Chairman & Founder

Partners

Investment Team

Advisory Committee

H&QAP enjoys more than 34 years’ cross-border execution experience with a senior team investing together for 17+ years over multiple market cycles. Local knowledge is critical in understanding which models are transferable and workable across different markets. H&QAP believes that with its longstanding presence and extensive activities in the Region, it can identify market opportunities in key sectors well ahead of its competitors.

Dr. Ta-lin Hsu

Chairman and founder

Dr. Ta-lin Hsu is Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in Asia for over 34 years. He joined Hambrecht & Quist Group in 1985 as a General Partner and founded H&Q Asia Pacific in 1986. Before joining Hambrecht & Quist, Dr. Hsu worked at IBM for 12 years. In his last position, Dr. Hsu held corporate responsibility for all of IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology.

Recognition and Awards

Due to his role in various landmark transactions as well as in developing the Asian venture capital and private equity industry, Dr. Hsu has been recognized by BusinessWeek in its “Stars of Asia” ranking; Forbes magazine as one of the 25 Top Tech Deal Makers in 2007, one of the Top Deal Makers in 2008 as well as one of the 25 Notable Chinese-Americans in 2008; and New Fortune Magazine as one of “100 People Influencing China’s and the World’s Capital Flow” in 2009.

Corporate Affiliations

Dr. Hsu serves on the boards of various leading global corporations, including ASE Inc., Sinogen International Ltd., and One Inc.

Government/Non-Profit Affiliations

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 Yuan of Taiwan on all technology matters, and is one of the founding members of and Advisor to 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 a Board Member of K T Li Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology, the Founding President of the Chinese Institute of Engineers / USA SF Bay Area Chapter, Chairman of the Board of Give2Asia. Additionally, Dr. Hsu serves on the boards of the Asian Americans for Good Government, Shin-Shin Educational Foundation, represents H&Q Asia Pacific at the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Committee of 100.

Education

Dr. Hsu received his B.S. degree in physics from National Taiwan University (from which he received the “Outstanding Alumni Award” in 2009), his M.S. degree in electrophysics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (from which he received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2015).

Mark Hsu

Managing Director

Mark Hsu joined H&QAP in 2001 as Managing Director and is responsible for the firm's regional private equity team. Prior to joining H&QAP, Mark Hsu was Director of Business Development for Sina.com and attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he focused on securities and M&A transactions in the hedge fund and private equity industry, principally working with The Blackstone Group.
Mark Hsu received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor from Columbia University. Mr. Hsu has served on the boards of various companies, including Roly International, Linmark Group (HKSE: 0915), and GoRemote Communications (acquired by iPass), as well as The Churchill Club, AAMA, East West Players, NAATA and Vision New America. Mr. Hsu was also founding Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership Council at the Democratic National Committee in 2004.

Robert Shen

Managing Director

Mr. Robert Shen joined H&QAP in 2001 as Managing Director of H&Q Asia Pacific Shanghai and is responsible for investments in the U.S. and Greater China. Prior to joining H&QAP, Mr. Shen was the Chief Technical Officer and General Manager at Lucent Microelectronics.
In late 1995, Mr. Shen founded Enable Semiconductor and three years later, spun off Enable's Mobile business to form NanoAmp Solutions and sold the rest of Enable to Lucent Technologies. Before founding Enable, Mr. Shen was the President of 8x8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT). Prior to that, Mr. Shen spent 6 years at VLSI Technology as ASIC General Manager. Mr. Shen began his career at Texas Instruments.
Mr. Shen received a Bachelor of Science degree from National Cheng-Kung University, a Master of Science degree from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, all in Electrical Engineering.

Benson He

Managing Director

Benson He, Managing Director of H&QAP, joined the Firm in 2011 and is responsible for PE/VC investment in Greater China and Bay Area California. Mr. He has involved in the investment of PhiSkin, One Inc., and EDI etc. Benson He also participates in the investment of Global Innovation Center infrastructure project and the development of the Global Innovation Center. In the meantime, Mr. He is also responsible for managing the portfolio companies and currently is on the board of PhiSkin and has helped and structured during the restructuring process of excavator business under Yuchai Group.
Prior to joining H&QAP, Benson He has worked in the PwC Business Modelling and Valuation, JP Morgan IBD, and KPMG Corporate Finance, mainly focus on M&A transactions. Mr. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is now CFA chartered.

William Chung

Managing Director

William Chung, Managing Director of H&QAP, joined the Firm in 2017 and is responsible for investments and portfolio management in biotech and healthcare related industries. William Chung has involved in Senhwa Bioscience, Taiwan Liposome Company (TLC), Portola (PTLA), TaiMed Biologics, Mycenax Biotech Inc, PharmaEssentia Corporation and Synermore Biologics Co., Ltd etc.
Prior to joining H&QAP, William Chung was vice president of CIDC Consultants Ltd and deputy manager of Industrial Bank of Taiwan Group in Taipei, Taiwan. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in agriculture at National Taiwan University; PhD candidate in pathology at University of Cambridge and in biological science at Imperial College respectively and also holds a master of laws in law at SooChow University, Taiwan.

Kerr Huang

Investment Professionals

Aifang Qin

Investment Professionals

Jennifer Lin

Investment Professionals

Edith Wang

Investment Professionals

Dr. Jiahn-Dar Huang

Investment Professionals

William J. Perry

Advisor

William J. Perry, Hoover Institution senior fellow, is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies.

Mr. Perry was the nineteenth United States Secretary of Defense. His previous government experience includes Deputy Secretary of Defense and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He has been instrumental in forming relations at the internationallevel amongst many countries. His business experience spans companies such as GT&E, Hambrecht and Quist, and Technology Strategies and Alliances.

Mr. Perry received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State, all in mathematics.

Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Advisor

Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees. From 2002-2006,she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness andthe President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directorsof AT&T, CBRE Group Inc. and Silver Spring Networks. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Saeb Eigner

Advisor

Saeb Eigner is the Founder and Chairman of the Lonworld Group, a private finance, property and investment company. He is also the Chairman of the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Previously, Mr. Eigner was Senior Manager of ANZ Grindlays Bank Plc. inLondon, heading the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent division of the private bank, which he left to establish Lonworld in 1992.

Mr. Eigner is a Governor of London Business School Founding Chairman of its Middle East Regional Advisory Board. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Management from the School. He also serves on a number of Boardsin the areas of investment, finance, regulation, consulting, education and the arts. Mr. Eigner is a regular speaker on business and economic affairs on television (i.e. CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, and BBC World), radio and at international business forums.

Mr. Eigner is engaged with supporting the arts and education, which he feels play an increasingly impor

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Mark Hsu

Managing Director

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Robert Shen

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Benson He

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William Chung

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Kerr Huang

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Aifang Qin

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Jennifer Lin

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Edith Wang

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Dr. Jiahn-Dar Huang

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William J. Perry

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Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson

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Saeb Eigner

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