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陳勁初(Jesse Chen )

Chairman of AXT Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) since 2004 (BoD since 1998)

– GaAs, InP, Ge substrates for LED, Laser, sensor, solar, and wireless

Chairman & CEO of NCKU Global Academia-Industry Alliance since 2017

– Bridging University Research Projects with Industry Development Needs

Chairman – NCKU North America Alumni Foundation since 2017

– Initiated 3 major programs: Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer, & Internship

Board of Director:  TangAn, Inc. 1996~  CTT, Inc. 1999~  Optoplex Corporation 2016~

Advisor – GreenFeel, FrontEdge,ITRI, Juiker, Monte Jade, NCKU, Silican, Tricorntech…

Founding Chairman of SVTA (Silicon Valley Taiwan Angels) since 2013

Jesse Chen serves as the Chairman of SVT Angels. He co-founded Maton Venture in 1997 and has served as its Managing Director since. Maton has invested in 33 technology companies with most of them since inception. Maton has 6 IPOs and 9 M&As to date.

Jesse currently serves as Chairman of AXT Inc., a NASDAQ listed public company and as Director for several private companies in US and Asia, and as Advisor for Monte Jade, ITRI and NCKU. Jesse co-founded BusLogic in 1988 and served as CEO of from 1990 till it was acquired in 1996. BusLogic designed, produced & marketed ASIC chips, PC boards & software for IT & storage industries, and provided over 60x return for early investors in 6 years upon acquisition. Jesse served as Chairman of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association West from 1997 to 1998 and as Chairman of Monte Jade Global from 1998 to 2000. Jesse created and chaired the first Monte Jade Investment Conference in 1996.

Jesse received BS Aeronautic Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, MS Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and Certificates of Director College from Stanford University Law School.

Co-founded BusLogic in 1988 and served as CEO till it was acquired in 1996 (now part of IBM). BusLogic designed, produced & marketed ASIC, PC board and software for IT and storage industries. Investors received 60 times return in 6 years. Dick Kramlich, Chairman of NEA, was my board of director who was also original Apple investor.

Co-founded Maton Venture in 1997 and invested in 33 technology companies

– 6 IPO and 9 M&A.  All 6 CEO of the IPO were the founders of the companies.


Served as Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association from 1998 to 2000 and its US West (Silicon Valley) Chapter from 1997 to 1998. Initiated and organized the first MJ Investment Conference for the Taiwanese / Chinese community with 150+ VCs from US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan attended.

Organized CAC Advisors for ITRI in 2012 to nurture entrepreneurship and spin off

Served as Chairman of Silicon Valley Alliance for Taiwan 921 Earthquake Relief in 1999

BS Aeronautic Engineering – NCKU, MSEE-LMU, Director College-Stanford Law