Co-founded by Bill Tai and Amanda Terry, ACTAI Ventures is a venture capital firm backed by an international community of entrepreneurs and investors with deep domain expertise and desire to support innovative founders.
We invest primarily in pre-seed to Series A stage companies and believe innovation can happen anywhere.
We are interested in startups that:
Apply digitization and data science to lower friction and make industries more efficient and processes more scalable and replicable
Disrupt massive markets and are well-timed in their technology wave with high growth, reasonable valuations, and positive impact
Solve challenges aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals in an ESG-driven framework to use technology as a force for good
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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.
Amanda 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 also drives community for ACTAI Global, a 501(c)3 uniting athletes, conservationists, technologists, artists, and innovators. ACTAI Global is supporting the ‘active conservation’ of our environment through partnerships with 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 in Public Policy and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance.
Bill 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 the Founding Chairman of Treasure Data (acquired by ARM / Softbank), Founding Chairman of IPInfusion (Tokyo:48130), Chairman of NASDAQ (HUT) listed HUT8 Mining, and is a lead seed investor in Canva, Dapper Labs, Safety Culture, and Zoom Video where he was 1st to commit as a backer. He was the 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.
He has been involved in the digital asset ecosystem since 2010 and has been involved as a catalyst in the creation of Bitfury, Fluidity.io, Gigaverse.comOneOf, Metagood (Chairman), and Powerledger.
After earning a BSEE with honors from the 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. Returning to Taiwan, he was issued Badge #A001 just after the formation of TSMC. Afterward, he 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 – a 501(c)3 uniting Athletes, Conservationists, Technologists, Artists & Innovators supporting ‘active conservation’ of our environment and economic empowerment via entrepreneurship through projects such as the Extreme Tech Challenge, Necker Blockchain Summit, and West Tech Fest.
We carefully choose who we invest in and who we partner with to ensure our vision for the future is aligned.
Our values personally and as a venture capital firm are:
Always Act With
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
Investors US 73%
CFO of 5+ publicly
traded companies 1
Worked at the United Nations for 10+ years 1
Competed in Extreme Tech Challenge 15%
Over 50 investments in crypto 1
Have tried kiting 37%