XTC Partner Bio

Bill Tai

Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge, Angel Investor; Partner Emeritus CRV

Bill is the creator and co-founder of ExtremeTechChallenge, the annual Necker Blockchain Summit and WestTechFest, He is also a co-founder of ACTAI Global a 501(c)3 community of Athletes Conservationists Technologists Artists & Innovators and co-founded as Chairman – Treasure Data (acquired by ARM/Softbank). Bill has been funding startups as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 of his startups become listed companies. He also served as Board Director of 8 publicly listed companies that grew from startups he funded at their formative stages. Originally trained as a chip designer, he holds a BSEE with Honors from University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard.