James (Lễ) is Vice President, Investment & Technology, at IDG Ventures Vietnam. He joined the firm in 2008 and brings experience ranging from product management to chip design to founding high-tech startups.
Before joining IDG Ventures, James managed the service business of a product line at Formfactor, a MEMS-based semiconductor equipment company. Prior to that, James was a lead chip designer and technical manager at two startups, Candera, Inc. and Pluris, Inc. He also co-founded his own venture in consumer Internet business. Earlier in his career, James worked as a senior engineer at Hewlett-Packard.
James earned his MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and one in Management of Technology. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
James is recently married; his wife is an entrepreneur in the fashion industry. He is an avid reader and other hobbies include playing poker and snowboarding. His favorite quote is “If you risk nothing you risk everything!”.