Dr. Chiao is a Managing Partner of Sycamore Ventures in charge of technology investment. Since 2002, he has served on the investment committee for both SVC and AsiaStar investment funds. Over the last 15 years, he has served on the Board of Directors for many companies.
His investment focus is on solar technologies and the solar value chain, energy efficient materials and electronic devices & systems, energy efficient lighting and display technologies, fuel cell and energy storage, ¬power management systems, and project finance focused on clean energy generation.
Prior to joining Sycamore, Dr. Chiao held various senior management & technical positions at Gould/AMI, Hewlett-Packard and Varian Associates. He also advised several high-tech startups and investments in Silicon Valley. Dr. Chiao serves on the boards of ACM, Corrigo and TeleNav. He also serves as a senior advisor to AOI, Aplus Flash, illuminate, and Solargiga Energy.
Dr. Chiao has been a professor of Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University’s graduate school for over two decades. In addition, Dr. Chiao was appointed as the Honorary and Guest Professors at The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), and at the China Institute of Metrology (CIM).
Dr. Chiao received his Bachelor Degree from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, his Master Degree from the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Stanford University.