Yvonne has over 18 years of experience in international wireless & telecommunications industry and corporate investments. Before joining WI Harper, she worked for leading smartphone maker hTC spearheading their direct investment division, which includes corporate investments, business development, and acquisition management.
Yvonne began her professional life as system engineer for Taiwanese satellite communications pioneer Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI); later as Account Manager, she was stationed in the Silicon Valley to support MTI’s largest customer DMC. Yvonne returned to Taiwan in 2000 and started her career in venture capital, working under former Finance Deputy Minister Yang Zi-jiang at CDIB & Partners Investment, with a focus on wireless and telecommunications investments in Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Taiwan. In 2002 she was invited to join H&Q AP, where she continued to focus on early stage investments but expanded her scope to mobile, security and software in Silicon Valley, Taiwan, and France.
Yvonne has a Bachelor in Computer Science from Tamkang University in Taiwan, an M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, and received her EMBA from the National Chengchi University in 2007. She is a Director for the Chinese Alternative Energy Association, Founding President for the Taiwan Chapter of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, and was executive secretary for Zonta, an international organization for professional women. Yvonne has also been invited to act as mentor and judge for NTU Start-up and other entrepreneurial competitions.