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Jacob Hsu

Venture Partner

Jacob Hsu is a Venture Partner at 1955 Capital, and advises the firm on cross-border operations.

Jacob is a Silicon Valley based executive, advisor, and entrepreneur who has co-founded or been a founding investor in over thirty other companies in the United States and Asia.  He has deep experience helping U.S. companies leverage resources and markets in China and other regions.

In addition to serving as a Venture Partner at 1955 Capital, Jacob is the CEO of Catalyte, a technology company that uses predictive analytics to identify individuals, regardless of background, who have the innate ability and cognitive agility to be great software engineers.  Catalyte seeks to expand employment in technology fields to disadvantaged groups previous excluded from these 21st century positions.

Prior to Catalyte, Jacob was CEO of Symbio, a global R&D outsourcing services company.  Headquartered in Beijing, Jacob transformed Symbio over nearly 2 decades from an early stage startup company to being a global diversified company that together with its parent company VXI had over 23,000 employees and hundreds of clients around the world.  Before joining Symbio, he was the founding CEO of Trilogica, a data aggregation software company, and founding CEO of Epitome, a banking applications company.  Jacob began his career in investment banking focused on mergers & acquisitions.

He received his bachelors from the Wharton School and was named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world's Top 12 Young Global Leaders of Tomorrow and as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.