Perry Ha

Perry Ha

Founder & Managing Director, Draper Athena

Metro Region: San Francisco Bay Area

Member Since: 2012

Perry is the founder and managing director of Draper Athena – a venture capital firm with offices in the US, Korea, Hong Kong, and China. He has been an active venture investor since 1997, invested in many successful companies, served as CEO of three different companies. Currently he is serving on the board of several private and public companies in broad industry sectors including AI, semiconductor, advanced materials, eSports, healthcare and consumer Internet.

He actively supports Korean American community. He serves as the chairman of KACF-SF (Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco), an advisor to NetKAL (Network of Korean American Leaders), an advisor to Bay Area K-Group, the largest Korean professional association in Silicon Valley; and was a founding board member of CKA (Council of Korean Americans). He is also an active alumnus of MIT. He serves on the Leadership Board of McGovern Institute for Brain Research and is a member of Corporate Development Committee. He served on the MIT Board of Trustees as a member of Governance and Nominations Committee and as the chair of Undergraduate & Graduate Education Visiting Committee.

He earned BS and MS degrees from MIT and MBA from Harvard Business School. He was the captain of the varsity volleyball team and was selected to NCAA All-American third team. He is a life-long student and teacher of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art, of which he is a certified Master instructor.