Yaoting Wang Founding Partner

Dr. Yao-Ting Wang is an experienced entrepreneur and technology visionary. Wang has successfully co-founded two successful technology startup companies in Silicon Valley. In 1995, Wang co-founded Numerical Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, California) (NASDAQ:NMTC) based on his doctoral research for IC manufacturing. As the Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP of Engineering, Wang was active in company operations and helped take the company public in 2000. The company was later acquired by Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) in 2003.

In 2004, Wang co-founded Clear Shape Technologies, Inc. (Sunnyvale, California) and was the Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. The company was a pioneer in the space of design for manufacturing (DFM) and recognized by multiple prestigious awards including the EDN Innovation of the Year Award (2007), the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award (2007), one of the top 10 semiconductor companies' Partner Award (2007) and the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups (2007). The company was acquired by Cadence (NASDAQ:CDNS) in August of 2007.

In August of 2008, Wang moved back to Taiwan and co-founded Darwin Venture Management, Inc. with Dr. Simon Fang. With Wang's entrepreneurship and Fang's corporate and venture experiences, Darwin provides business and technical consulting services for local and international entrepreneurs in addition to the venture fund management.

Wang received his Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.