Alan Chiu is a Partner at XSeed Capital, where he is focused on backing the most compelling founders building companies in areas such as AI, blockchain, financial services, and enterprise applications.
In addition, Alan is Co-President for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni association that consists of 1,300 Stanford entrepreneurs, faculty members and alumni investors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alan is also a frequent speaker at Stanford on the most challenging issues facing early-stage startups, and an advisor/mentor at StartX and Cardinal Ventures since their beginning.
As a company builder, Alan is currently the head of business at Blockdoc, a health data startup founded by Stanford bioengineering professor Jan Liphardt. He had also played product leadership roles at Listo, a financial services provider focused on the underbanked Latino immigrants in the US, as well as Bycast (acquired by NetApp), a distributed data management startup with a global customer base that included some of the largest digital content repositories in the world. Before Bycast, Alan served as an engineering manager at a network security startup, and helped develop the market-leading digital prepress workflow system at Creo, which was acquired by Kodak for US$1B in cash.
Alan holds a BASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, as well as an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow focused on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.