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Alan Chiu

Alan Chiu
Alan Chiu  serves as a board member for the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society, and brings considerable managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge of developing companies and program initiatives.  A native of Hong Kong, he retains a close interest in the state of affairs in Hong Kong and the growth of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong as well as the rest of Asia.  While in Hong Kong and, later, Vancouver, Alan was actively involved in various Catholic evangelical initiatives to spread the love of Jesus Christ to other Chinese-speaking communities in Asia and North America.

Alan currently works as a Principal at XSeed Capital, with over 15 years of product development expertise in enterprise software and data storage. Alan was previously Director of Product Management at Bycast (acquired by NetApp), an object storage software company with a global customer base that included some of the largest digital content repositories in the world. At Bycast, Alan and his team drove the product roadmap, managed OEM relationships with IBM and HP, and developed strategies to enter new vertical markets.

Prior to Bycast, Alan served as an engineering manager at a network security start-up, and helped develop the market-leading digital prepress workflow system at Creo, which was acquired by Kodak for $1B in cash.

Alan holds a BASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, as well as an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow focused on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.