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Perry Ha

Managing Director & Board Member Draper Athena, Relay2, Inc., mobeam inc.

Biography

Perry Ha is the founder of DFJ Athena, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson Affiliate Venture Fund focused on investments in Korea and the U.S.  He has been an active venture investor since 1997 when he founded Athena Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund with a focus on early-stage startups.  He has invested in and/or served on the board of many successful companies including Ipivot [INTC], Demandtec [DMAN], Imparto Software [PKS], ProfitLogic [ORCL], and Zantaz [AUTNF].   He currently serves on the board of several companies in Korea and the U.S.  Prior to venture capital, he led the Technology Management Practice at Gemini Consulting, a global management consultancy, helping Fortune 1000 clients manage technology portfolios and develop new products.  Prior to that, he managed a R&D Group at Amicon, a life sciences device company, which was successfully sold to Milipore in 1994.  He was granted two design patents during his tenure at Amicon.  He serves on the board of Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE), on the Visiting Committee at MIT, and on the Leadership Board of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research.  

He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  He was the captain of his collegiate volleyball team and was selected to NCAA All-American Third Team.  He is a life-long student and teacher of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art of which he is a certified Master Instructor.