Bill Tai

VC, Educator, Athlete

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Biography

Bill is co-founder of MaiTai Global, an exclusive community of the world’s best kiteboarders and entrepreneurs dedicated to finding Flow and maximizing performance on and off the water. He is one of Silicon Valley’s top investors and a Partner at Charles Rivers Ventures. Prior to joining CRV, Bill founded IPInfusion as Executive Chairman, Founded iAsiaWorks as Chairman & CEO and founded Tradebeam as President. As a an Olympic Ambassador for the IKA (Int’l Kitesurfing Association), he was part of the campaign to put Kiteboarding into the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro. He is also a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, and holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Bill is an adjunct professor of innovation at Curtin University in Australia.