Lip-Bu Tan

Chairman | USA


Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/edge infrastructure, data management and security, AI/machine learning, software 2.0, quantum computing, and data analytics and management.


Lip-Bu founded Walden International in 1987 and has been active in the venture capital industry for more than two decades.  He specializes in cross border & early-stage technolgy investment.  Prior to WI, he was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.  He concurrently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004.  He currently serves on the Boards of Schneider Electric SE (SU: FP) and SoftBank Group (Japan:  9984.T).


Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.


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