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Ted Lin


Ted is a founder of Business Connect China, a network of experts providing due diligence services and consulting on market and business conditions and opportunities in China. After receiving his MSEE from Stanford in 1994, Ted held positions in software design and later engineering management for almost ten years at KLA Tencor. He then completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School and became a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Then, from 2006 - 08, he was an investment professional with Bessemer Venture Partners; his areas of special focus include cleantech, semiconductors, embedded software, and wireless industries.

Hong Tan


Hong founded Wave Crossing in 2000 and ForteBio in 2001. He was CEO and President of Wave Crossing, where he led the development and commercialization of a critical fiber-optic component for telecommunications. He established the R&D and manufacturing facility in China. After Wave Crossing merged with Global Optron (, Hong envisioned potential opportunities in life sciences springing from the convergence of multiple technologies, and founded ForteBio ( He bootstrapped ForteBio under extremely difficult financial conditions. After the first venture capital financing in 2004, he assumed the CTO role and created the Octet product concept. He proposed, established, and managed ForteBio’s Chinese R&D and manufacturing operations, where many key components and millions of biosensors have been produced. His prior experience also includes developing data storage devices (Iomega, Seagate, Maxtor, Caleb Tech, Conner Tech, etc.) and space telescopes (NASA). He holds a PhD and MSEE from Auburn University and BSEE from Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China.




6 /6/2006 - Dr. Nicky Lu, Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of Etron Technology - Spring Series " Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries"

5/31/2005 - Panel with Professor C.K. Prahalad, University of Michigan & Mr. Jonathan Barker, Managing Principal, Center Street Advisors- Spring Series "Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries"

5/24/2005 - Panel on Online Auctions, eBay-China, eBay-India & Yahoo! Japan - Spring Series "Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries"

10/21/04 - Mr. Hajime Sasaki, Chairman, NEC Corp.- Fall Series "Cross-border partnering in Asia: Globalization challenges for high-tech industries"

10/07/04 - Mr. Min Zhu, President, WebEx - Fall Series "Cross-border partnering in Asia: Globalization challenges for high-tech industries"

12/4/2003 - Dr. Morris Chang, Chairman, TSMC - Fall Series "Doing Business with your Technology in Asia"

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