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Francis Ho, PhD

Samsung Catalyst Fund
Senior Vice President & Co-Head

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Dr. Francis Ho is Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Samsung Catalyst Fund. Dr. Ho has a background in venture capital, business development, strategy consulting, marketing, and engineering, with extensive operating experience in multiple industries including semiconductors, optics, networking, and storage.  Prior to Samsung, he was vice president of Strategic Marketing at Inphi Corporation. Prior to Inphi, he has held roles in leading companies including McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan Partners, and ONI Systems.

Dr. Ho holds a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and holds a M.S. in applied physics and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology.  He holds 6 U.S. patents relating to semiconductor technologies, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.