board of directors
Stella is a Founding Partner at Keytone Ventures. Prior to Keytone, Stella worked at IDGVC Partners (IDG-Accel) for nine years, first as Director of West Coast, investing in Silicon Valley and cross border (to China) deals. Stella became Venture Partner in 2002 and split her time between China and Silicon Valley. She served on seven boards/observer boards for IDGVC. Prior to IDGVC, she was co-founder and Partner at Vantone Investment Group, the venture arm of Beijing's largest private real estate developer where she did cross-border and China-based seed-stage TMT investments. Stella identifies investment opportunities in TMT, clean-tech and consumer service sectors. She has made investments in semiconductor, systems, wireless, internet, ecommerce and software. Prior to her investment career, Stella had eight years of operations and sales experience. She co-founded a medical supplies company where she secured funding and managed its west coast operations for three years. Prior to that, she was a consultant at the Electric Power Research Institute and a project manager at Unison International, a U.S.-China trading and consulting firm. Stella holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Davis and a BA in Economics from San Francisco State University. She was a board member of HYSTA from 2003 to 2009, the largest Chinese entrepreneurs & executives' organization in Silicon Valley, and a founding member of Women in Leadership (WIL) of China.
Pete Moran anchors DCM's investments into semiconductor and component companies, including businesses that focus on energy efficiency, and was an early investor in the online interactive gaming sector. Pete has spent more than two decades working in several facets of the semiconductor industry, from front-line roles focused on IC fabrication at KLA Instruments and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, through management consulting with McKinsey & Co., to managing a business unit at Arrow Electronics. Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the computer products business for Arrow Electronics. Also at Arrow, he led Finance for the Anthem Electronics subsidiary and guided the Systems Integration operation into a profitable, industry-leading performer. Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Singapore and Munich, where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics and communications industry clients. He also was McKinsey's internal practice expert on the Semiconductor industry. Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked with Hewlett-Packard to improve manufacturing efficiency and control of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Before Hewlett-Packard, Pete helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments' wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.
As co-founder and Executive Managing Director of Globespan, Barry sources new investment opportunities, evaluates and negotiates investments, and serves on the boards of portfolio companies, with an individual focus on the communications, systems and peripherals sectors. Barry serves on the boards of Amalfi , Analogix , Luidia , and Wirefree Partners. He has also led the team to successful investments in AirGate PCS (NASDQ:PCSA), Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Avanex Corporation (NASDAQ:AVNX), Brocade Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD), Digital Island (NASDAQ:ISLD), Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Monterey Networks (acquired by Cisco), Net Perceptions (NASDAQ:NETP), Philsar Electronics, Inc. (acquired by Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDQA:CNXT), Silknet (NASDAQ:SILK; acquired by KANA Communications, NASDAQ:KANA), among many others. Barry was the President of JAFCO Ventures, where he opened the Palo Alto office in 1996. He built JAFCO's presence in the U.S. and led the seamless transition and spinout of Globespan Capital from JAFCO Ventures in 2003. With operating experience in both small entrepreneurial ventures and large publicly traded corporations, Barry offers a unique perspective that spans the full spectrum of technology companies. At Apple Computer, Inc., he held several senior-level positions and architected deals with key partners, including IBM. As the founding partner in Apple's corporate venture capital fund, he led successful investments in companies such as Sybase (NASDAQ:SYBS), ON Technology (NASDAQ:ONTC), NetFrame (acquired by Micron), and Forethought (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to Apple, Barry served as President of Micro Air Systems, a semiconductor equipment company, which was selected as one of Texas Instrument's top ten vendors. He was also President and CEO of Heuristics, where he helped to pioneer microprocessor-based speech recognition technology. Barry also co-founded Diacon Systems, a health information systems company. Barry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Regional Development Board and past president of the M.I.T. Parents Fund.
Rick is a Venture Partner with Woodside Fund and has over 30 years experience in developing technology and new businesses. Rick has been the CEO of two Woodside Fund portfolio companies, including HotRail, where he was President and CEO. HotRail is a private Internet infrastructure IC company that was sold to Conexant. Before that, Rick was President and CEO of Exponential Technologies, a semiconductor startup, Vice President of Core Technology at Apple Computer, and General Manager with Intel Corporation. He has held significant executive positions with Motorola, Inc., and Wang Laboratories, Inc. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie-Mellon and an MBA from the College of St. Thomas.
Dr. Yang's career has focused on high-speed analog and mixed-signal design. Prior to co-founding Analogix, he was vice-president of engineering at Mindspeed, a division of Conexant, where he was responsible for the company's development of high-speed transceivers and switch fabric ICs. He came to Conexant via its acquisition of HotRail, where he served as chief scientist. Dr. Yang also worked as a lead designer at Rendition, a graphics chip company, and at HP in the Computer Technology Lab. Dr. Yang holds a BSEE from Tsinghua University and an MSEE and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins.
Joe Zhou, a Founding and Managing Partner at Keytone Ventures, is one of the most experienced VCs in China. Joe began his venture capital career in late 1999 with Softbank China Venture Capital as head of its Beijing office. He was a Partner at SAIF (Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund) from 2001 to 2006. He was a Founding and Managing Partner at KPCB China when Kleiner Perkins raised its China fund in early 2007. In early 2008 he founded Keytone Ventures. He was named Top Ten Venture Capitalists by CVCF in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was named VC of the Year in 2005 by TopCapital. Joe focuses on identifying market opportunities in the TMT, clean-tech and consumer service sectors. He works closely with the management teams of Redbaby, Borqs, Zhongte, and Analogix. Previously, he was significantly involved with many well-known investments such as Shanda ("SNDA"), Acorn ("ATV"), ATA ("ATAI"), Alchip, UnionPay Merchant and Yasi. He currently serves as an independent director for Acorn ("ATV"). Joe returned to China from the US in 1995 as Vice President of UTStarcom China. He was responsible for managing investments for UTStarcom and its major shareholder Softbank. Prior to that, he spent six years in New Jersey working at AT&T Bell Labs and at a Bell Lab spinoff, Lepton Inc. From 1982 to 1987, he spent five years teaching at Beijing University of Technology. Joe holds a MSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BSEE from Beijing University of Technology.