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Jackie Yang(楊榮恭)

Translink Capital
Managing Director
Bay area
Jackie Yang is a co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital. He brought over 15 years of venture investment experience to the team and was one of the most active investors in the semiconductor industry during that period. In 2012, he was named to the AlwaysOn Venture Capital 100. Jackie focuses on components, hardware and Greater China related investment opportunities. He led the TransLink's investments in eJoule, Appier, HZO, Adwo, Luxul, Memoright, Montage (NASDAQ:MONT), SandForce (acquired by LSI), and Winking Entertainment.

Before co-founding TransLink, Jackie was the Senior Vice President at UMC Capital and was responsible for UMC’s investment activities in the United States and China. During his tenure at UMC Capital, he was the founding investor in Maxlinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), Montage Technology Group (NASDAQ:MONT) and Parade Technologies, Ltd.(4966.TWO), and served on the board of Praesagus (acquired by Cadence Design System), WisChip (acquired by Micronas), Triscend (acquired by Xilinx), ForteMedia, Aicent, Inc. (acquire by Syniverse), and Aurora Systems (acquired by OmniVision). Jackie was also responsible for the investment in Silicon Wave Inc. (acquired by RF Micro Devices), Spreadtrum Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD), and Intellon Corporation (NASDAQ: ITLN).

Jackie started his venture career at InveStar Capital in 1996, where he specialized in semiconductor and telecommunication companies. He was actively involved in many InveStar U.S. portfolio companies including AltiGen Communications (NASDAQ: ATGN), Centillium Communications (NASDAQ: CTLM), Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL), Sage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGI) and Advanced Analogic Technologies (NASDAQ: AATI). He received his MBA degree from University of Missouri – Columbia and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsinghua University – Taiwan.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jackie-yang/1/846/a24
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jungkungyang