Wayne Hu is a partner at SignalFire, a hybrid venture firm and technology company that has built real-time AI platforms and predictive tools in areas such as hiring and competitive intelligence. He helped found the investment team in 2015, and currently leads seed stage investments with a focus on emerging technology platform shifts and historically innovation-sparse sectors. Wayne’s investments to date include data-driven companies such as Juvo, ScopeAR, and Mapper.AI. Previously, Wayne led global strategy for YouTube ads monetization, helping shape go-to-market for Google’s growing multi-billion dollar video business. Wayne received an MBA from Harvard Business School while also working part-time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he used data to identify potential breakout companies. Prior to that, he earned his B.A. from Princeton in mathematical economics. Wayne was taught to code at a young age by his parents from rural Taiwan who immigrated to the US to become engineers. Today, he lives out his childhood dreams by partnering with early-stage startups using technology to break down barriers to a more connected, open and educated society.
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