Professor Henry Wong has been a prolific and successful venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and Stanford University Mentor in Silicon Valley during the last 37 years.
After working for four Fortune 100 corporations, Henry channeled his entrepreneurial spirit to go and “change the world.” Frustrated with existing sloppy edge technologies, Henry founded, seed-funded, and exited five successful startups, including SS8 Networks (ADC Telecom), IP Communications (Nokia), XaQti Semiconductor (Vitesse), CNet Technology (IPO), and Combined (Cisco). He is always the founder, chairman, first president, and CEO. Professor Henry has the successful experience in selling his startup Combiner to Cisco for US$165M in 1995 money valuation.
Realizing that “money makes the world go round,” Henry founded Diamond TechVentures, a Trans-Pacific Venture Investment firm. In parallel, he was also the venture partner to Guy Kawasaki’s Garage Technology Ventures, and before that, Crystal Ventures.
Henry holds a Business degree from the University of Utah, an MBA in Telecom Management from Golden Gate University. He is an MBA Professor at Sofia University and is a Mentor at Stanford University. He was a 2002 finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award.” Henry is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion contributor, and a Business Plan Competition Judge.