March 22, 2016
Forbes top 100 VC Tim Chang on Messaging is eating the world
Conversation and messaging-based interfaces are becoming the new norm in the post-app economy for next-generation mobile services, commerce and transactions. But why do some messaging services thrive when most don’t? Veteran Silicon Valley VC and Mayfield fund managing partner Tim Chang shares his investment thesis for re-inventing the interface for everything from offline services, shopping, healthcare, banking and finance, education, fitness, nutrition, to travel, enterprise apps, and IoT via messaging and chat. Along the way, he shares lessons learned from the most compelling mobile messaging services out there. Tim has been named one of Forbes/Midas top 100 venture capitalists in 2011 and 2012. More at http://www.mayfield.com/.
Tim Chang is a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund, focusing on venture capital invests in Mobile, Gaming, Digital Media, eCommerce/Marketplaces and Health/Wellness. He has been twice named on the Midas List of top 100 VCs. Tim led Mayfield’s investments in Basis (acquired by Intel), MOAT, 3Drobotics, Massdrop, HealthTap, Fitmob (acquired by Classpass), and Lantern. Before entering the venture capital industry, Tim was a Product Manager at Gateway, where he launched Enterprise products into the Japanese market. Tim received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds an MSEE and BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.