Tom Chiu Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 34

  • Portfolio
  • 8

  • Exits
  • 24


Tom Chiu General Information


Mr. Tom Chiu serves as Venture Partner at Enspire Capital. Mr. Chiu serves as a Member at Sand Hill Angels. He has spent over 20 years in various high-tech industries including mobile software, consumer electronics, wireless, patent sales/license, semiconductors, and embedded systems. He is currently the founder of IPforAsia, an intellectual property marketplace to bridge Greater China and large U.S. corporations. He worked in Shanghai from 2003-2007 as a founding member of Philips/NXP Software. Prior to the expatriate assignment, he was the lead of the Philips Connected Home initiative which later became the blueprint of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). He also represented Philips in WiFi Alliance as a secondary board member and Chair of the DLNA China Task Force. He has held various director positions at, Philips, and NXP. He has been an active investor for over 12 years. He serves on several advisory boards and has a passion to work with startups in mobile, internet, location, and eCommerce space. He serves as Advisor at AppAddictive. He has a BS degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Product Marketing. He also received NYSE Series 7 Stock and Dealer license in 1988.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Tom Chiu Investments & Acquisitions (34)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Grindery 08-Jul-2022 Early Stage VC Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 0000
The Bouqs Co. 30-Jan-2020 00000 00000 000.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Profitable 000 0000
Linc (Business/Productivity Software) 14-Aug-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 0000
Prodigy (Automotive) 14-Apr-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 000 0000
Mixbowl 11-Jan-2017 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 0000
Spruce Power 01-Dec-2015 000000 00 00 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000 0000
ReplyBuy 05-Oct-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000 0000
HiQ Solar 11-Sep-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 000 0000
ShoCard 17-Jul-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 0000
ThinAir 14-Jul-2015 Early Stage VC Network Management Software Out of Business 000 0000

Tom Chiu Exits (24)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
InboundLabs 01-Mar-2023 Secondary Transaction - Private
Spinnakr 01-Jan-2023 000 00 00000000
FiscalNote Holdings 01-Aug-2022 0000000 000000 00000
PicCollage 01-Jun-2021 000000000 00000000
StartX (US) 01-May-2021 000000000 00000000
Prodigy (Automotive) 08-Apr-2021 000000000000000000 0000
Spry Health 13-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
ReplyBuy 24-Sep-2020 000000000000000000
HiQ Solar 30-May-2020 Merger/Acquisition
ShoCard 02-Mar-2020 Buyout/LBO 000.00

Tom Chiu Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Tom Chiu Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Tom Chiu Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Tom Chiu Co-Investors (32)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Azure Capital Partners 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dharmesh Shah 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
OurCrowd 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Partech 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Plug and Play Tech Center 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Tom Chiu FAQs

  • Who is Tom Chiu?

    Tom Chiu is an angel Investor who has made 34 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Tom Chiu?

    Tom Chiu is an angel investor.

  • What does Tom Chiu do?

    As an angel investor, Tom Chiu invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Tom Chiu invested in?

    Tom Chiu has made numerous investments in companies like Grindery, The Bouqs Co., and Linc (Business/Productivity Software) within the Financial Software, Services (B2C Non-Financial), and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Tom Chiu invested in recently?

    Tom Chiu's latest investment was on 08-Jul-2022 in Grindery, a company within the Financial Software industry.

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