Wen Hsieh focuses on hardware-related investments – HardTech – such as enterprise IT infrastructure (data storage, networking, compute), AI solutions, industrial/enterprise IoT, disruptive digital devices (wearables, mobile phones, consumer electronics), AR/VR, drones, robotics, autonomous vehicle tech, next-gen manufacturing, semiconductors, energy storage and sustainability opportunities. Wen also leads Kleiner Perkins’ Low Power Everywhere initiative.
Wen has worked as board director/observer – and sometimes as a co-founder – with the entrepreneurs at AEye, Ambiq Micro, Amprius, Amyris (AMRS), Bloom Energy, Crossbar, Desktop Metal, DJI, General Radar, LuxVue Technology (acquired by Apple), mCube, Motiv, Pavilion Data Systems, Qumulo, relayr, Ripcord, Spatial Photonics (acquired by Himax Display), Tidal Systems (acquired by Micron Technology) and Voltafield.
Before joining Kleiner Perkins, 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 secondary focus at McKinsey was on the North America biopharma sector. Earlier in his career, Wen founded OnChip Technologies, a startup developing MEMS microfluidic biochips. OnChip’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.