Chih Yuan Yang

Investor at BirdEye, Inc.

Chih Yuan Yang

Chih Yuan Yang

Investor at BirdEye, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

AME Cloud Ventures
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo Japan Corp.

RelSci Relationships

4087

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

11/1969 - Taiwan, China

Age

49

Number of Awards

17

Estimated Net Worth

$2.3

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Former Director & Co-President at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at BirdEye, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Docker, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Nestlé SA

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Co-Founder at Addepar, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Pluribus Networks, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Pluribus Networks, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Pluribus Networks, Inc.

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Chih Yuan Yang
Investor at BirdEye, Inc.
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Education
MBA
Class of 2014

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs for students and leaders. HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 106 professors, 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers in executive education programs every year.

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
Class of 2000

National Taiwan University is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei, Taiwan. Its 1,086,167 m2 main campus is located in Taipei's Da'an District. In addition, the university has 6 other campuses in Taipei and elsewhere, with a total area of 345,830,000 m2. The University consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 4 research centers.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
Member
1997 - Current

The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. The organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge, and resources of their members - Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards the mission.

Member
Current

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Member
Current

CORE: is a private “360º lifestyle” organization that unites its members by providing access to experiences, services, insights, culture, entertainment, and community. CORE: is dedicated to delivering the ideal “360º lifestyle” experience where time is optimized and the line is blurred between business and personal. Within an environment that offers unparalleled services & facilities, CORE: enables members to foster meaningful relationships by offering a diverse range of community driven experiences. CORE: is also the ideal forum for conducting business by offering a flexible environment, convenient and practical services, and distinctive client entertainment opportunities. For personal pursuits, CORE: anticipates needs and provides exclusive access to a curated collection of compelling experiences designed around members’ cultural passions.

Career History
Founding Partner
2012 - Current

AME Cloud Ventures is the venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. They love technology heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack — from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.

Investor
Current

BirdEye, Inc. develops and provides software solutions for businesses. Its platform allows businesses to see their comprehensive BirdEye view such as what their customers are saying across all channels, review sites, social media, natural language processing (NPS) surveys, and support cases. The firm also offers customer experience management platform that converts in-moment feedback into swift corrective actions. The company was founded by Naveen Gupta and Neeraj Gupta in 2012 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Advisor
Current

8 | partners seeks to enable industry transformation. In a wave of creative destruction, we believe emerging platforms will replace the decades old technology infrastructure behind many industries, promoting greater innovation and global prosperity.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
Current

Workday, Inc. (“Workday”) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud-based applications for human capital management (HCM), payroll, financial management, time tracking, procurement, and employee expense management. Our applications are designed for global enterprises to manage complex and dynamic operating environments. We provide our customers highly adaptable, accessible, and reliable applications to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Current

While the Lenovo brand came into existence only in 2004, the company has a much longer history. In 1984, Legend Holdings was formed with 25,000 RMB in a guard house in China. The company was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988 and would grow to be the largest PC company in China. Legend Holdings changed its name to Lenovo in 2004 and, in 2005, acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM, the company that invented the PC industry in 1981. Today, Lenovo is a US$21 billion personal technology company and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. We have more than 26,000 employees in more than 60 countries serving customers in more than 160 countries. A global Fortune 500 company, we have headquarters in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina, U.S.; major research centers in Yokohama, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Morrisville; and we have manufacturing around the world from Greensboro, North Carolina and Monterrey, Mexico to India, China and Brazil. We create and build exceptionally engineered personal technology, but we are much more than a tech company. We are defining a new way of doing things as a next generation global company. We have our core strength in China, rapid growth in emerging markets and a unique global footprint. Lenovo builds on its dominant position in China to grow globally. The expansion from East to West— introducing our newest products in China and then spreading across the globe— is a new way of viewing the world, one we believe will be the way of the future. That means we are years ahead of the game in terms of understanding what it will take to win 5 or even 10 years from now. That focus on the future is based on a strong history of success that is driving results today. We have momentum. Long the leader in China with more than 30 percent market share in PCs, Lenovo is growing rapidly and winning market share in all parts of the world. Lenovo has realized strong, balanced growth while achieving a number of major breakthroughs. Achieving optimal balance in all that we do is Lenovo’s operating philosophy. This mindset encompasses every aspect of Lenovo’s business, from balancing leadership with consensus-building, to valuing both short- and long-term thinking. As a result, we have created a balanced business model and strategy that take maximum advantage of profit and investment across both core and new businesses. Lenovo has consistently outgrown the worldwide PC market in unit shipments and gained market share across all geographies, products and customer segments, making it the fastest growing of the four major PC companies in the world for two years running. We are the number one PC company in China and now in Japan. We are the number one PC company in the world for large business and the public sector. We have been the fastest growing major consumer PC brand on the planet in the past year. We make the fastest booting notebook in the world. It’s a ThinkPad—and in 18 years, 60 million of them have been sold. We make a smart phone in China and every day our app store there delivers more than 25,000 downloads. We have launched a family of tablets targeting both the consumer and commercial markets internationally. We’re growing in triple digits in the all-in-one market worldwide, funding an application developers’ movement in China, and growing our retail presence from Germany to Japan. Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. The company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services for customers who want technology that does more— because people have a lot more to do. Our product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. We have a long-term goal of becoming the leading personal technology company in the world. We aspire to achieve this goal by leading in three key areas: Personal Computers: Lead in PCs and be respected for our product innovation and quality. Convergence: Lead the industry with an ecosystem of devices, services, applications and content for people to seamlessly connect to people and Web content. Culture: Become recognized as one of the best, most trusted and most well-respected companies to work for and do business with. And we want to do it the right way— the Lenovo Way— with our own perspective, our own global point of view and our own commitment to building technology for people who view technology as a tool to accomplish great things. Our Values At Lenovo we view our culture as a critical asset as important as an effective business model. We call our culture the Lenovo Way, and at its most basic, that culture is reflected in the statement: We do what we say and own what we do. Our values serve as the foundation of our company and define who we are and how we work. Principal among them are: Serving Customers Trust and Integrity Teamwork Across Cultures Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit Our Heritage Lenovo came about as the result of the merger of two of the most storied companies in technology and business: Legend Holdings in China and IBM’s Personal Computing Division in the United States. The merger was heralded as a watershed event in global business with the potential for integrating two disparate cultures, languages, processes and markets. As a result, Lenovo embodies unique market possibilities in combining the best of East and West— joining North American and China-based technology players in the creation of a unified global personal technology leader with growing market positions in developed and emerging markets alike. Everyone at Lenovo takes great pride in our ability to attract top talent from diverse backgrounds, representing a broad collection of nationalities and languages. We view our differences and diversity as a source of strength in building a collaborative culture with one unified language and vision: to build the world’s most exceptionally engineered personal technology products and services.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current

DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud-based electronic signature solutions. Its cloud based electronic signature platform helps companies and individuals securely collect information, automate data workflows and sign anything. The firm automates manual, paper-based processes allowing users to manage all aspects of documented business transactions include identity management, authentication, digital signature, forms and data collection, collaboration, workflow automation and storage. DocuSign was founded by Thomas H. Gonser and Court Lorenzini in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) is the nonprofit organization, 501 (c)(3) that stages the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, raising over $110 million for charity from this event since 1937. Foundation is committed to funding organizations and programs that demonstrate the greatest positive effect. The Foundation is guided in grant making by specific areas of interest that include: youth, education, health, human services, arts, community and environmental programs.

Member Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current

The Asian Pacific Fund is a community foundation established to improve the health and well-being of all Asian Americans in the Bay Area. The Fund helps donors learn about pressing community needs so they can make a difference with their contributions. It is the only organization in the Bay that makes working with Asian donors the highest priority. Since 1993, the Fund has distributed $5 million in grants, scholarships and awards. By providing services and awarding grants to more than 90 Asian organizations, the Fund supports a broad range of local groups which ensures that contributions have a lasting impact.

Trustee
Prior - 2015

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $250K
2015

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation, Inc is a non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and eductaional needs of America's elite and developing international high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation.

$50K +
2013

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation, Inc is a non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and eductaional needs of America's elite and developing international high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation.

$10K - $25K
2011

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation, Inc is a non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and eductaional needs of America's elite and developing international high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Co-Founder at Los Angeles County Young Democrats

$10K
2010

California Republican Party (CRP) is the California affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The party chairman is Jim Brulte, and is based in Burbank, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The CRP also has a headquarters in Sacramento. The party looks to enhance economic prosperity within the state, cut taxes, and eliminate government waste. The CRP is active throughout the entire state of California and is the majority party in many counties. The party also prides itself on "providing common sense solutions to the most troubling issues."

Investments
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TSM Holdings LLC engages in the provision of gaming services. It creates live game content. The company was founded by Andy Dinh in 2009 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

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Terminal, Inc. develops and operates an online ordering platform for exhibition and wholesale business. It optimizes various procedures related to exhibitions, including the creation of line sheets, exhibition guides, order summaries, and the management of deliveries, as well as sales promotion activities for buyers. The company was founded by Jack Abraham, Luke Finney, Joe Lonsdale and Dylan Serota in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Zola, Inc. operates an online wedding registry platform that allows couples and guests to share, buy and ship wedding gifts. It offers home goods such as decors, furniture, bedding, bath products, and electronics. The company was founded by Shan-Lyn Ma, Kevin P. Ryan, and Nobu Nakaguchi on December 13, 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #896
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1198
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #392
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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