Mr. Stan Fung has more than 22 years of experience in venture capital investing and 30 years of experience with emerging and established technology companies in China and the United States. Prior to Recipco, Mr. Fung was a private investor and strategic advisor, and serves as a Director on the Board of a number of companies in China and the US, which included Board experience with three NASDAQ-listed companies.
Mr. Fung spent 2010 as an Asia Programs Fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, where he researched and worked with fellows from China. His research focused on using technology cooperation to promote economic development, to develop trade policies, and to improve country relations. His research topic was “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy – with focus on U.S.-China Relations”.
Mr. Fung was recently a Managing Director at Zero Stage Capital where he worked between 1992 and 2004. At ZSC, he led investments in technology, media, software and energy-related companies. Mr. Fung’s investment results included seven successful initial public offerings (IPO’s) on the US NASDAQ market.
Previously, he worked in the Far East Group at Advent International, and at Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) during its formative stage, and IBM Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in engineering and marketing roles.
Mr. Fung has been on the judging panel of numerous business plan contests, including the prestigious MIT US$100K Entrepreneurship Competition (which he co-founded in 1989), the MIT-CHIEF (MIT China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) Business Plan Contest, and the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. He is also on the Advisory Board to The Breakout Labs, a project of the Thiel Foundation. Mr. Fung has served on the Investment Committee of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. for more than 15 years.
Mr. Fung earned a BS (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Systems Engineering, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MS in Computer Science from UCLA, and an SM in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.