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What I've Learned – Mayfield Fund's Tim Chang

August 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 – $25

Venture capitalist and musician Tim Chang was born in the US to Taiwanese parents, and has professional experience in Japan, Korea and China. Now managing partner at the Mayfield Fund, Tim began his career as an engineer and product manager at General Motors – including time testing cars on the track – before shifting to PCs at Gateway Japan. After returning to the US for his MBA, Tim entered venture capital, and now has investments in the US, Japan and China. He has been twice named to the Forbes Midas list of Top Tech Investors. When not tending to investments and meeting entrepreneurs, Tim is bassist in three different bands and is a body- and consciousness-hacking enthusiast.
What I’ve Learned Series: in this new series, we feature leaders and innovators who share insights about their careers, what choices they’ve faced and what lessons they have learned.

Tim Chang
Tim is an experienced investor and global executive. He has been twice named to the Forbes Midas list of Top Tech Investors and received the Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement. Tim’s venture capital experience includes leading investments at Norwest Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners. His operational experience includes working in product management and engineering across Asia for Gateway, Inc., and General Motors. Tim holds an MBA with honors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering/System Engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim is an accomplished musician, who performs in three bands, as well as a body- and consciousness-hacking enthusiast.


  • 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Networking & Registration
  • 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM Presentation with audience Q&A
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Networking & Reception

Light appetizers and drinks provided.

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  • No refunds after Monday, August 14.
  • Online registration closes at 12:00 PM on Monday, August 21.
  • Walk-Ins accepted at $30.00 per guest.
  • This is a General Japan Society program.

The event venue has been provided with generous support from: 



August 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $25


(415) 986-4383
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650 Page Mill Road, Courtyard 2B
Palo Alto, CA United States
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