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Bill Tai’s Bio

Bill Tai has been funding startups as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 of

his startups become listed companies. He has served as Board Director of 8 publicly

listed companies (AWRD EGHT HUT8 IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO) that grew

from startups he funded at their formative stages.

Originally trained as a chip designer, he holds a BSEE with Honors from University of

Illinois and an MBA from Harvard. He co-founded as Chairman - Treasure Data

(acquired by ARM/Softbank), IPInfusion.com (Tokyo TSE:4813) and iAsiaWorks (IPO

via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and is Board Chairman of Hut8 Mining

(NASDAQ:HUT). He is among the first angel investors in Canva, Color Genomics,

Class.com, Dapper Labs (Cryptokitties / NBA Topshot), Safety Culture,

Tweetdeck/Twitter, and Zoom Video, where he was the 1st committed backer.

He is co-founder of ACTAI Global a 501(c)3 community of Athletes Conservationists

Technologists Artists & Innovators supporting 1) environmental conservation and 2)

economic empowerment via entrepreneurship. He is creator or cofounder of the

worldwide startup competition www.ExtremeTechChallenge.org, the annual

www.NeckerBlockchainSummit.com and the annual www.WestTechFest.com, Western

Australia's largest technology festival held annually in Perth where he is an Adjunct

Professor at Curtin University.