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Wen Hsieh

Wen Hsieh

Wen focuses on hardware-related investments – HardTech – such as enterprise infrastructure (data storage, networking, compute, security & access), AI, industrial/enterprise IoT, disruptive digital devices (wearables, mobile phones, consumer electronics), AR/VR, drones, robotics, autonomous vehicle tech, next-gen semiconductors, additive manufacturing, space tech, energy storage and sustainability opportunities.

Wen has worked as board director/observer – and sometimes as a co-founder – with the entrepreneurs at AEye, Ambiq Micro, Amprius, Bloom Energy, Crossbar, Desktop Metal, DJI, General Radar, LuxVue Technology (acquired by Apple), mCube, Motiv, Pavilion Data Systems, Proxy Technologies, Qumulo, relayr, Ripcord, Shoof Technologies, Spatial Photonics (acquired by Himax Display), SpinLaunch, Tidal Systems (acquired by Micron Technology) and Voltafield.

Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Wen was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company San Francisco and a leader of McKinsey’s Asia semiconductor practice. During his five years at McKinsey, Wen focused primarily on serving leading companies across the global semiconductor value chain. His secondary focus at McKinsey was on the North America biopharma sector. Earlier in his career, Wen founded OnChip Technologies, a startup developing MEMS microfluidic biochips. OnChip’s target market was high-sensitivity and high-throughput peptide separation and identification applications.

Wen earned a B.S. with honors, an M.S., and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, plus a Ph.D. minor in biology, all from the California Institute of Technology.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is a venture capital firm with over 40 years of experience helping entrepreneurs deliver world changing ideas to market.

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