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Lip-Bu Tan

Founding Managing Partner

Lip-Bu Tan is the founder and chairman of Walden International (“WI”), a leading venture capital firm; and a founding managing partner of Celesta Capital, where he is a General Partner for funds I, II, and III. He formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and now serves as Executive Chairman and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He currently serves on the Board of Schneider Electric SE.

Focus Areas

Data Storage
Data Infrastructure


“I invest and work alongside founding teams who, through grit and determination, are building important and valuable companies with disruptive innovations. I am committed to being a long term, trusted partner to help mentor entrepreneurs and nurture companies from idea to successful IPO and beyond through active board involvements including value added services such as domain knowledge, experience, and network access. This is my investment philosophy and it reflects my 100+ successful IPO results.”

Lip-Bu Tan
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