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Andrew Tang

CEO, Draper University

Partner, Draper Associate

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Andrew Tang is a Partner at Draper Associates, a leading Silicon Valley fund investing in early-stage technology companies and is also a Partner at Draper Dragon Fund, a US-China cross boarder fund. He assists with their business development, particularly international market entry strategy and partnerships. Andrew serves as the Chair, Executive Committee of Draper University, which is an incubator and entrepreneurship education program located in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, he teaches finance and fundraising classes to student entrepreneurs.

 

Andrew has over 20 years of operating, research and development, investment banking and investing experience in the high-tech space. He cofounded Draper DragonFund in 2006 to focus on cross-border investing. He has invested in companies such as Coinbasae (COIN), VeChain (VET), MakersPlace, Sheeld, Ledger, CloudMedx, Yeepay, Jin Jing Electric Motors, Alto Beam, Vicarious Artificial Intelligence, Broadbus (MOT), to name a few. Prior to starting his fund, he was a partner and member of the investment committee at ABB Technologies Ventures and Infineon Ventures. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston’s technology group in Palo Alto, where he worked on the Magma IPO (SNPS) and Cyras (CIEN) acquisition. Andrew started his career as a senior engineer and marketing manager at Intel and was responsible for chip design and market enabling for Pentium and Itanium processors.

 

Andrew grew up in Taiwan and moved to Arlington, Texas, at age 13. He completed his Undergraduate Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a U.S. patent in silicon germanium thin film materials. Andrew currently resides in Portola Valley, California, with his wife Emily and their two sons.

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