Dr. Po Chi Wu is a Board Director at EFN and a lecturer at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, where he has initiated programs in innovation and entrepreneurship at all levels: undergraduate, MSc, MBA, and professional training for corporate executives. His 30 years of experience as a highly successful international venture capitalist and entrepreneur provides a unique perspective and a rich context for everything he does.

He is currently a Vice-Chairman of Invotech, a new non-profit organization in Hong Kong. He is driving an initiative, “Smart Conversations, Smart Citizens”, which aims to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs, especially young people, to focus their energies on creating practical solutions that will make Hong Kong a better, “smarter” city.

He is also a Partner and co-founder of FutureLab Consulting, LLC, which offers a comprehensive approach that combines meaningful strategic modelling, effective consulting, world-class training and software. FutureLab’s tools and guidance enable a deep and pervasive transformative experience for a 21st century, real-time, agile organization.

Before coming to Hong Kong, he was a Visiting Professor and co-founding Executive Director of the Global Innovation Research Center, Peking University and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Francisco.

Earlier, Dr. Wu was a co-founder and Managing Director of DragonBridge Capital, an investment advisory firm that focused on early-stage, technology-focused companies in China; a co-founder and President of Allegro Capital, a successful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley; and a partner at Advent International Corporation, now one of the world’s largest private equity firms, where he opened and headed the California office to manage investments in Asia and in the US. His career began in late 1985, when he was invited to establish a venture capital subsidiary of what is now China Development Industrial Bank in Taiwan.

Dr. Wu earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University (1972) and BA degrees in Mathematics and Music from the University of California at Berkeley (1966).

Industry Experience

Education, venture capital, finance


Venture capital, health, teaching

Universities Mentored For

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand

Po Chi Wu

EFN, FutureLab Consulting

Hong Kong

EFN Member Since 2003


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