Founding Board Member
Long Island Angel Network
Michael Wu has been a venture investor since 2002 focusing on Software, Communications/Wireless IT, Mobile Media, Energy, and Clean Tech. Most recently, Michael was a Principal at Chart Venture Partners, a New York-based $100M early-stage venture fund focusing on dual-use technologies (with both commercial and defense applications) in the areas of Communications & Mobile, Software & Cyber Security, Advanced Materials, Energy and Clean Tech. Michael is also one of the Founding Board Members of Long Island Angel Network, an angel investor network focusing on early-stage technology companies based in Long Island of NY. Prior to that from 2002-2006, Michael raised and managed a seed fund (Blue Angel Ventures) in Research Triangle Park, NC and partnered with first-time entrepreneurs in co-founding or turnaround operating roles. Prior to entering venture capital, Michael held engineering and technology management roles in fiber optics and wireless infrastructure at Nortel Networks and then product management roles in mobile devices and applications at Ericsson and Nextel. Michael earned his MBA from Duke University-Fuqua School of Business, MS in Electrical Engineering and Management of Technology from Georgia Tech, and BS magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Michael is also fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and German.
About The Long Island Angel Network The mission of Long Island Angel Network and its programs is to provide its members with exposure to, and access to funding for, early-stage companies with a Long Island home, including those with a focus on software and information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, energy, environmental technology, a strong intellectual property position, or innovative concepts.
The Long Island Angel Network (LIAN) fulfills its mission by providing a forum in which members can evaluate and exchange information about investment opportunities, primarily in technology- and innovation-focused early-stage and emerging growth companies in the $500,000 - $2 million range. LIAN is a New York not-for-profit corporation consisting of individual angel investors interested in financing such privately held companies or ventures. LIAN screeners endeavor to select companies for presentation that they judge likely to be of the greatest interest to members, but the Network does not make investment recommendations; investors’ decisions are made individually. LIAN’s goal is to bring our region’s most exciting, promising early stage growth companies together with its most savvy investors.