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Lip-Bu Tan

“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.”

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Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

Founding Managing Partner

Prior Experience

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 concurrently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Schneider Electric SE and SoftBank Group Corp.

Focus Areas

5G
AI/ML
Data Storage
Data Infrastructure
Semiconductors

Boards

Schneider Electric

SoftBank

Eta Compute

Fungible

HiDeep

Innovium

Katana Graph

Komprise, LightBits

Prosimo

Proteantecs

SambaNova Systems

VDOO

Vayyar Imaging

CNEX Labs

Credo

Dustphotonics

Education

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, MIT MBA, University of San Francisco B.S., Nanyang University in Singapore

Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

Founding Managing Partner

Prior Experience

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 concurrently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Schneider Electric SE and SoftBank Group Corp.

Focus Areas

5G
AI/ML
Data Storage
Data Infrastructure
Semiconductors

Boards

Schneider Electric

SoftBank

Eta Compute

Fungible

HiDeep

Innovium

Katana Graph

Komprise, LightBits

Prosimo

Proteantecs

SambaNova Systems

VDOO

Vayyar Imaging

CNEX Labs

Credo

Dustphotonics

Education

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, MIT MBA, University of San Francisco B.S., Nanyang University in Singapore

“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.”

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Lip-Bu Tan

Connect With

Lip-Bu Tan