Wen Hsieh (Greentech, China, Digital)


Wen Hsieh joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006. He focuses on
incubations and early-stage investments in disruptive Digital hardware
(consumer/enterprise) and semiconductor innovations, as well as Green
technologies – in both North America and Greater China. Wen also leads KPCB’s
Low Power Everywhere initiative. He has worked closely with the entrepreneurs
at Amprius, Amyris (AMRS), Aquion Energy, Bloom Energy, Crossbar, HiWiFi,
LuxVue Technology (acquired), mCube, Spatial Photonics (acquired), SuVolta,
TiDAL Systems, Transphorm and Voltafield as a board director/observer or

Before joining KPCB, Wen was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company San
Francisco and a leader of McKinsey’s Asia semiconductor practice. During his
five years at McKinsey, Wen focused primarily on serving leading companies
across the global semiconductor value chain. His clients included EDA
companies, IC design houses, wafer fab equipment vendors, automated test
equipment suppliers, test solution providers, wafer foundries, logic and memory
IDMs, PC and server OEMs and electronic component distributors. His secondary
focus at McKinsey was on the North America biopharma sector, where his clients
were small companies in the anti-viral, generics and specialty pharma segments.
Earlier in his career, Wen founded OnChip Technologies, a startup developing
MEMS microfluidic biochips. The company’s target market was high-sensitivity
and high-throughput peptide separation and identification applications.

Wen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. minor in biology from
the California Institute of Technology. He also received a B.S. degree with
honors and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the same institution.



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