Poseidon managed Outliers Fund I from $2M to $32M (2016-2018) and Outliers Fund II from $2M to $23M (2018-2021), incubated 9 blockchain startups with two on path to filing IPO and $100M+ raised collectively. Prior to founding Outliers Fund, Poseidon researched Collective Intelligence & Reality Computing at MIT Media Lab, San Diego Zoo Research and Microsoft Research. Poseidon studied M.S. in Computer Science at University of Washington, M.Eng. in Data Science at Tsinghua University and B.A. in Management Information Systems at National Taiwan University. Poseidon holds 4 research fellowships, 20+ international design & programming awards.
Matt co-founded Armorize Technologies (2006-2013), led the company in products, business development, finance and operations. Armorize was acquired by Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT) where Matt became the VP Products (2013-2018) and led its cloud security products from $3M to $350M ARR. After leaving Proofpoint, Matt co-founded Silverlink Aranya Founders Fund as a General Partner to focus on early-stage venture investments. Matt received his MBA from Stanford University and B.A in International Business from National Taiwan University. Matt was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
John received his PhD of computer science from UMass Amherst, specializing in recurrent neural networks (RNN). John spent 18 years building .NET, Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio from $0 to $500M+ ARR with 400+ enterprise partners as the General Manager of Microsoft Digital. After leaving Microsoft, John became a serial founder & CTO of text11 (acquired) and buildpulse (acquired). Since 2018, John has found his passion in building blockchain developer tools, serving as the President & Head of Development of NEO and joint venture: NGD Enterprise. John received the best mentor award from Outliers Lab I and became a GP of Outliers Fund in 2021, who will be leading Outliers Lab and providing technical support to our portfolio companies.
TY has 10 years experience in HR strategy & executive search, managing the regional technology recruitment business portfolio in Singapore & Taiwan for Adecco Group (the largest listed HR solution group in the world), Hudson Singapore (the largest private HR solution company in Asia Pacific) and HRnet One. TY is highly engaged in the startup ecosystems in South East Asia and has advised numerous startups in the Internet, Software, Blockchain sectors on their global HR strategy and operations. TY received his B.A. in Economics from National Tsing Hua University.
Johnny has 6 years experience across startup building, venture investing, commercial real estate development and operations. Prior to joining Outliers Fund, Johnny was an Investment Associate at Dingyi Capital and Board of China Entrepreneurship Network, Washington State Chapter. Johnny received his M.A. in Agile Project Management from Northeastern University and B.A. in Technology, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship from University of Washington. Johnny holds Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).