Tim Chang

Creative Guru

“I’ve learned a lot about teamwork from the three bands I perform with. Each member should possess a unique voice and super-power, but only when the collective is comprised of complementary talents does real magic occur. The same dynamic applies for building startups and venture investing.”

I'm currently championing:

3D Robotics: The world pioneer in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone platforms

fitmob: Re-inventing the gym through local social group workouts

HealthTap: Mobile-first doctor-patient community and on-demand health services

Moat: Brand analytics and intelligence SaaS platform

OUYA: Android-powered video game microconsole and community

Syntertainment: Stealth company from the creator of SimCity, the Sims and Spore

Zirtual: Virtual assistant services marketplace

Some of my notable successes:

Basis: The industry’s most advanced wearable health tracker (acquired by Intel)

Iridigm: Revolutionary MEMS-based reflective displays (acquired by Qualcomm)

ngMoco: Early leader in mobile social gaming (acquired by DeNA)

Playdom: One of the first three big social game publishers (acquired by Disney)

Tim’s pre-Mayfield investments include:

  • Lumosity: Leader in brain training and mental fitness
  • PCH International: Virtualized design, manufacturing, and logistics services for next-generation connected devices

Awards & recognition:

  • One of “Top 100 Tech Investors” on Forbes Midas list in 2011 & 2012
  • One of “12 Most Influential Tech Investors” by CNET
  • Always On Digital Media & Mobile Power Player
  • Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement in the Industry

I have worked at:

  • General Motors
  • Gateway, Inc.
  • Gabriel Venture Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners

I serve on the advisory boards of:

  • Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science
  • Stanford/MIT VLAB
  • Verizon 4G Venture Forum
  • Sprint Venture Forum
  • Gamestop Corporation
  • Yoshimoto Kogyo
  • Silicon Valley Telecom Council

I give back through my efforts as a:

  • Board Member, Little Kids Rock
  • Board Member, Coalition for Asia Pacifics in Entertainment

My formal education includes:

  • Stanford, MBA
  • Michigan, BS/EE, MS/EE

I keep current by reading:

And in my spare time, I am a:

  • Musician in three bands: Black Mahal, Rainbow Party, and Coverflow
  • Wannabe orientation leader for newbies to Burning Man

My Blogroll

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