A global community who catalyzes builders of impactful companies

ACTAI Ventures invests in founders of high growth, early stage companies that leverage digitization to make industries more efficient and processes more  replicable and scalable.  We believe technology can be a force for good and support companies solving challenges aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We are a global community of founders, operators, and investors with deep domain expertise, diverse networks, and a desire to help innovative companies grow.  We invest primarily in pre-seed to Series A stage companies and are excited to partner with founders who are making a huge impact to provide them with social and financial capital.

We believe digitization and data science are remaking industries as they lower friction and usage cost to enable replicability and scalability, in addition allowing for the virtualization of physical assets and more efficient asset utilization.  Co-founder Bill Tai was the first investor in Zoom and early investor in Canva, Dapper Labs, and Bitfury, which support this thesis.

As economies shift from being based on oil to electrons, the need for unified and coordinated initiatives to support (primarily digital) innovation as a catalyst for growth within an overarching framework of sustainability has accelerated.  We look for companies that help leave the planet and its people better off.

We believe technology innovation is borderless, which means great founders and companies can come from anywhere.  We look for massive markets that are being disrupted and companies that are well-timed with high growth, reasonable valuations, and impact.

Team

Amanda Terry

Co-Founder,
Managing Partner

Amanda has over 20 years in digital media sales and business development leadership experience from Twitter, NBC, Zagat (acquired by Google), 5min (acquired by AOL), TARGUSinfo (acquired by Neustar,) and Acxiom (acquired by IPG.) She has been personally co-investing with Bill since 2018 in 11 companies.

She is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Metagood with Chairman Bill Tai and CEO Danny Yang.  Metagood strives to make the world better through Web3.  Through their NFT collection OnChainMonkey, she has created a strong community that believes in doing well and doing good.  Metagood was awarded Fast Company’s 2022 Best World Changing Ideas for Impact Investing.

She helps run community for ACTAI Global, a 501(c)3 uniting Athletes, Conservationists, Technologists, Artists & Innovators supporting ‘active conservation’ of our environment as partners to 2030Vision, Ocean Elders and Mission Blue, and economic empowerment via entrepreneurship through projects such as the Extreme Tech Challenge.

She has a BA from Princeton University and MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Tai has been funding companies as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 companies he backed at the early stage grow to become listed companies. He has served on 8 public company boards from his portfolio. He is Founding Chairman of Treasure Data (acq by ARM / Softbank), Founding Chairman of IPInfusion (Tokyo:48130) and is a lead seed investor in Canva, Wish and Zoom Video where he was 1st to commit as a backer.

He was founding CEO of Internet Data Center company iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founder of Tradebeam, a leader in SaaS based Global Trade Management. After earning a BSEE with Honors from University of Illinois, he joined LSI Logic, a startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor. He then earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and did a project for the government of Taiwan where he was given a Badge #A001 to what would become TSMC which has grown to become one of the ten most valuable tech companies now worth $270 Billion.

He then established the semiconductor practice for Alex.Brown & Sons, driving IPOs of Atmel, Adaptec, Cirrus Logic, Dallas Semi, Exar, and Zilog before becoming a venture capitalist. He was granted a PhD from Curtin University where he is an Adjunct Professor focused on “Innovation and Economic Development” and Chairman of ACTAI Global which catalyzed gatherings including the Necker Blockchain Summit and West Tech Fest.

Bill Tai

Co-Founder,
Special Limited Partner

“Bill and Amanda are more than just investors, they are mission-aligned partners who will leverage their expertise and network to help companies like ours scale.  They have been instrumental in negotiating one of our largest strategic partnerships, as well as have made sizable new customer introductions.  We’re excited to be a portfolio company and look forward to significant growth together!”
James Citron  |  Founder and CEO, Pledge.to
“When you’ve created something special and truly remarkable, you expect the same from your investors. Of all the smart money out there, we chose Bill to be our sherpa and he’s done exactly that. By distilling three decades of world changing experience, he’s helped us architect our growth at every step of the way and given us an advantage we are incredibly grateful for.  Now, with added support from Amanda and the entire ACTAI community of trailblazers, we’re confidently paving our own path and bringing community driven currencies to a world that needs us more than ever.”
Grace & William Wong  |  Co-founders, Liven
“Amanda and Bill are fantastic to work with. They have made foundational commercial connections, contributed to strategic planning, and supported us through very challenging market conditions. We couldn't ask for better partners in building Dyad.”
Alex Tayler  |  Co-founder and CEO of Dyad

Our values

Always Act With
Integrity

Stand For Something Greater Than Yourself

Contribute More Value Than You Take

Human Capital Is More Precious Than Financial Capital

Empower People To Solve Problems At Scale

For The Truly Engaged, Work And Play Are One

Our Networks’ Backgrounds

Investors US 73%   |   Non-US 27%

Competed in Xtreme Tech Challenge 15%

Professional investors 25%

Over 80 investments in crypto 1

CFO of 5+ publicly traded companies 1

Published books 2

Worked at the United Nations for 10+ years 1

Kiteboarders/Have tried kiting 37%

Portfolio Companies

Dev Ops
Crypto & Blockchain
Web 2.0
Sustainable Goods
Dev Ops
Dev Ops
Crypto & Blockchain
Applied AI
Healthcare Tech
Applied AI
Climate Tech
Applied AI
Climate Tech
Fin Tech
Crypto & Blockchain
Crypto & Blockchain
Climate Tech
Crypto & Blockchain
Crypto & Blockchain
Ed Tech
Web 2.0

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