Michel Chu is a serial entrepreneur, investor, adjunct professor, advisor and entrepreneurial coach. In addition to being a General Partner at Acorn Campus Taiwan, he serves as a member of the Science and Technology Council at the Board of Science and Technology of Taiwan's Executive Yuan. Michel is also Chairman of VSense, a company developing highly sensitive COVID-19 screening diagnostics based on semiconductor biosensors.
Michel co-founded GigaMedia (NASDAQ: GIGM) in 1998 as Chief Technology Officer and led the company through a US$4B IPO in 2000. From 2004, Michel was also Executive Vice President of GigaMedia in charge of strategic planning, business development, M&A and general corporate management. From 2017 to 2019 Michel served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Taiwan's Biomedical Development Board, a government organization tasked to oversee, facilitate and accelerate Taiwan's entrepreneurship in life sciences.
Michel has extensive domain expertise in diverse fields including cloud computing, mobile Internet, hardware and medical devices. He has been an active angel investor with 20+ years of experiences of coaching, building, inspiring and accelerating entrepreneurial teams. Michel has a demonstrated track record of facilitating start-ups, particularly technology spin-outs from universities. Michel is a respected authority on entrepreneurship and is a sought-after judge / speaker / mentor at the leading entrepreneurial activities.
Michel is currently an adjunct faculty of National Taiwan University, giving courses on Multi-sided Platforms, BioDesign for Medical Devices, Entrepreneurship, Group Dynamics and Leadership.