Wen Hsieh joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006. He focuses on enterprise IT infrastructure (data storage, networking, compute), disruptive digital hardware (wearables, mobile, consumer electronics), IoT solutions, drones/UAVs, semiconductors and green technology investments – in both North America and Greater China. Wen also leads KPCB’s Low Power Everywhere initiative.
He has worked as board director/observer - and sometimes as a co-founder - with the entrepreneurs at Ambiq Micro, Amprius, Amyris (AMRS), Bloom Energy, Crossbar, HiWiFi, LuxVue Technology (acquired by Apple), mCube, motiv, Qumulo, Spatial Photonics (acquired by Himax Display), TiDAL Systems (acquired by Micron Technology) and Voltafield.
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 B.S. with honors, an M.S., and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, plus a Ph.D. minor in biology, all from the California Institute of Technology.