Jackie Yang is a co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital. He brought almost 20 years of venture investment experience to the team and was one of the most active investors in the semiconductor industry during that period. In 2012, he was named to the AlwaysOn Venture Capital 100. Jackie focuses on components, hardware and Greater China related investment opportunities. He led the TransLink’s investments in Adwo, Appier, DCard, eJoule, HZO, Montage (NASDAQ:MONT), SandForce (acquired by LSI), Winking Entertainment, and X2 (NuVolta).
Before co-founding TransLink, Jackie was the Senior Vice President at UMC Capital and was responsible for UMC’s investment activities in the United States and China.
Jackie started his venture career at InveStar Capital in 1996, where he specialized in semiconductor and telecommunication companies. .
He received his MBA degree from University of Missouri – Columbia and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsinghua University – Taiwan.