Speaker

Tien Wong

CEO, Tech 2000

Mr. Tien Wong is chairman and CEO of Tech 2000, Inc., a Virginia-based EdTech company providing e-learning, learning analytics and mobile sales enablement software to Fortune 500, education and government clients. An active angel investor, he is also chairman of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and consulting firm which helps private equity and venture capital funds raise capital overseas.

In his career, he has raised over $1 billion in equity, debt and mezzanine capital for a variety of corporate finance and commercial real estate transactions. He has placed capital from pension funds, insurance companies, banks and publicly traded business development companies.

Mr. Wong received the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Greater Washington and the 2003 Ernst & Young Performance Excellence Award. He is a 2012 and 2013 Washington Business Journal "Power 100" selection as one of the region's most influential leaders, and a three-time SmartCEO Magazine selection as a "Smart100" CEO ('09, '10 and '11).

Mr. Wong was appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley to the 9-person Maryland Venture Fund Authority which oversees $84 million in venture capital allocations, and he serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Mr. Wong has served as treasurer and National Board Member of the American Teleservices Association, trustee of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and served on the boards of the Technology Council of Maryland and Association for Corporate Growth. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.