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Victor W. Hwang is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley. He is co-founder and Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital, a firm that grows startups, invests capital, and assists the development of innovation economies worldwide. T2VC's clients have included dozens of investors, governments, and corporations, including the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Cisco, among many others. Victor has spent his career at the intersection of private venture and public policy. He has founded or been involved in the original team of numerous startup companies. He is the former President of Larta Institute, which mentors hundreds of startups companies for federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He practiced law as a corporate attorney on transactions ranging from angel and venture investments to multi-billion dollar corporate mergers and public offerings.
Victor wrote the book The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley with contributions from Greg Horowitt. You can also read Victor's blog at Forbes . Victor received a law degree from the University of Chicago. He received a bachelors degree with honors from Harvard University. He has lived across America -- including in Boston, Chicago, Iowa, Indiana, Los Angeles, Louisiana, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Austin. He has traveled to all 50 states and to 49 countries.