Tess Hau is an investor & advisor to high performing startups globally, deep tech companies and extraordinary founders across the world.
A respected leader and subject matter expert. She is sought after speaker, lecturer, and advisor on venture capital, startups, entrepreneurship, and strategy, Southeast Asia expansion and growth. She has been featured as both speaker and moderator on numerous VC and entrepreneurship panels.
Among her many roles: Founder of VC Fund and Tess Ventures; Venture Partner at Spike Ventures, a venture capital fund for alumni of Stanford University; and as a previous advisor to the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, Tess was COO of GCBC Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chairwoman to a stealth startup. She also serves as Chief Ambassador – as was appointed by the Dean of Engineering – at the University of Waterloo. Tess is a Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Tess is an internationally recognized champion of health issues, women’s leadership, and diversity initiatives relating to gender and race. She is passionate about education, mentoring and developing women leaders, and connecting entrepreneurs across cultures.
Tess had multiple successful investments and exits through various entities before founding Tess Ventures. Examples include virtual reality, personalized medicine, construction tech, marketing automation, and others. Current investments include IoT, privacy and security, and health care.