Jan 18, 2022 – TechCrunch
Animoca Brands has raised funding at a more than $5B valuation, triple where it was in October
Darren is based in Greater China, and has been interacting with the team for a long time. He not only personally invested in our first three funds, but also has participated in several fund portfolios, such as Montage, Parade Technology, and eJoule.
Mr. Huang has over 20 years of experience in the finance and investment industry, and is now Chairman of GCS, Inc (4991.tw). He also holds board directors of Egis Tech. (6462.tw), Parade Tech. (4966.tw), Ali Tech.(3041.tw), Mikobeaute (6574.tw), and Amulair Thermal Tech. (2241.tw). He has been a partner of Asiavest Partner from 2002 to 2014, where he was in charge of the investment for the four Taiwan public companies of which he still sits on the board of. He was also a Board Member and Lead Investor of WISChip, acquired by Micronas in 2005 at US$78M; Investor of ICMedia, acquired by Magnachip in 2006; Board Member and Lead Investor of Infrant, acquired by Netgear in 2007 at US$80M; Investor of Entropic, IPO in 2007; Chairman and Lead Investor of Opulan, acquired by Atheros in 2010 at US$100M; and Chairman of WeiJing Industrial Corp., acquired by Chi-Cheng Enterprise (3095.tw) at US$65M in 2007.
Prior to Asiavest Capital, Mr. Huang was Principal of Crimson Venture from 2001 to 2002. From 2000 to 2001, he joined a startup called iCareAsia and served as VP of Business Development. From 1997 to 2000, he was Senior Investment Officier in InveStar where he met Jackie Yang. Prior to his venture capital career, Darren was Manager in Corporate Finance in W.I Carr and Grand Cathay Securities.
Mr. Huang received his MBA and MS from University of Michigan and B.S. from National Chiao-Tung University. Mr. Huang enjoys travel to remote places, marathon, and biking.