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Lip-Bu Tan


Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is a Co-Founder and serves as Executive Managing Director at WRV Capital. He also serves as Co-Founding Managing Partner at WRVI Capital. He serves as Chairman of the Board at SambaNova Systems. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Cadence Design Systems. He also serves as chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm he founded in 1987. Prior to founding Walden, he was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy. He serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Quantenna Communications, Inc., and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), as well as the boards of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA). He also serves on the Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean's Council at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is the recipient of the 2016 GSA Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. He received an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, an MBA from the University of San Francisco in 1983, and a B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore in 1978.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 1 California Street
  • Suite 1750
  • San Francisco, CA 94111
  • United States

+1 (415) 000-0000

Lip-Bu Tan Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Shoreline Software 13-Mar-2019 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 000-00 000
00000000.0000 09-May-2018 00000 (00000 000 Application Software Startup 000-00 000
000000000 09-Feb-2018 00000 00000 0000 Other Software Generating Revenue 000-00 000
00000000 20-Nov-2017 00000 00000 00.000 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 000-00 000
00000000 0000000 24-Oct-2016 00000 00000 0000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 000-00 000
000000 01-Mar-2016 00000 00000 Database Software Generating Revenue 000-00 000
xSi Semiconductors 07-Jan-2014 Angel (individual) General Purpose Semiconductors Generating Revenue 000-00 000
Ineda Systems 26-Apr-2013 Early Stage VC 00.00 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 000-00 000
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Lip-Bu Tan Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
DeepScale 01-Oct-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000 0000000 18-Feb-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
00000000 0000000 10-Sep-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
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Lip-Bu Tan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Lip-Bu Tan Angel Investor 00 0 00 San Francisco, CA

Lip-Bu Tan Co-Investors (31)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
A&E Investments 4 0 0
Intel Capital 0 0 0
Michael Marks 0 0 0
Walden International 0 0 0
SK Hynix 0 0 0
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