Tess Hau is a business leader with acumen and expertise in building and advising high performing global startups, blockchain/cryptocurrency and technology companies, and extraordinaire founders across the world. In 2019, she was recognized by Thrive Global as one of the “Women to Watch” (https://thriveglobal.com/stories/women-to-watch-this-international-womens-day/).
A respected thought leader and subject matter expert, Tess is a sought-after speaker, lecturer, and advisor on technology, venture capital, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and innovation, strategy and growth. She has been featured as both speaker and moderator on numerous blockchain and VC panels at Blockchain Economic Forum (https://bef.latoken.com), Cryptonite World SF (https://cryptoniteventures.com/), and various others.
Among her many roles: Founder of her own business, Tess Ventures; Venture Partner at Spike Ventures, a venture capital fund for alumni of Stanford University; C-Suite Ambassador at SPJ GTM (https://www.spjgtm.com/ambassadors), a start-up GTM incubator focused on helping early stage founders and companies establish and accelerate their growth; and as a previous advisor to the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, Tess was the COO of GCBC Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Tess is an internationally recognized champion of health issues, women's leadership, and diversity initiatives relating to gender and race. She is passionate about education, mentoring and developing women leaders, and connecting entrepreneurs across cultures. She also serves as Chief Ambassador – as was appointed by the Dean of Engineering – at the University of Waterloo.