Wen Hsieh joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006. He focuses on incubations and early-stage investments in enterprise IT infrastructure (data storage, networking, compute), disruptive digital hardware (IoT, mobile, consumer), semiconductor innovations and 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 Ambiq Micro, Amprius, Amyris (AMRS), Aquion Energy, Bloom Energy, Crossbar, HiWiFi, LuxVue Technology (acquired), mCube, Qumulo, Spatial Photonics (acquired), TiDAL Systems, Transphorm and Voltafield as a board director/observer or advisor.
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.