Lip-Bu Tan

Founding Managing Partner


  • Prior Experience

    Lip-Bu Tan is founder and chairman of Walden International (“WI”), a leading venture capital firm managing cumulative capital commitments of $2.8 billion; and a founding managing partner of Celesta Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in core technology companies. 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 Directors of Schneider Electric SE and SoftBank Group Corp.


    • Schneider Electric

    • SoftBank

    • Eta Compute

    • Fungible

    • HiDeep

    • Innovium

    • Katana Graph

    • Komprise

    • LightBits

    • Prosimo

    • Proteantecs

    • SambaNova Systems

    • VDOO

    • Vayyar Imaging

    • CNEX Labs

    • Credo

    • Dustphotonics


    M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, MIT MBA, University of San Francisco B.S., Nanyang University in Singapore

    Focus Areas

    5GAI / MLData CenterData infrastructureSemiconductors

  • “I invest and work alongside founding teams who, through grit and determination, are building important and valuable companies with disruptive innovations. I am committed to being a long term, trusted partner to help mentor entrepreneurs and nurture companies from idea to successful IPO and beyond through active board involvements including value added services such as domain knowledge, experience, and network access. This is my investment philosophy and it reflects my 100+ successful IPO results.”

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