About / Strategic Advisory / Perry Ha
Perry Ha is the founder and Managing Director of Draper Athena. He has been an active venture investor since 1997 and has invested and served on the board of many successful companies both public and private. His investment areas span across software, data analytics, semiconductors, cleantech, eSports and education. He also served as CEO at three portfolio companies during his investment career. He currently serves on the board of several venture-backed companies and serves as the chairman of two companies; Juvenis and Knowledge AI. He is appointed a Distinguished Honorary Professor at Sookmyung Women’s University.
Prior to venture capital, he was a management consultant and advised Fortune 1000 clients to manage their technology portfolios and develop new products. Prior to that, he managed an R&D Group at Amicon, a life science devices company, which was acquired by Millipore in 1994. He was granted two patents.
He served on the Board of Trustees at MIT and as Chair of the Education Visiting Committee. He is also a member of the Corporate Development Committee and a member of the Leadership Board of MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
He is the Board Chair of KACF-SF (Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco), an advisor to Bay Area K-Group, and a founding Board Member of CKA (Council of Korean Americans).
He earned BS and MS degrees from MIT and an MBA 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.