Larry Chao, PhD

Lawrence Chao, PhD is Partner at Silicon Catalyst, the industry’s first incubator and accelerator for semiconductor solution start-ups. He has also driven strategic partnerships and corporate development at Ricoh Innovations. Larry has worked in the technology industry in executive roles in marketing, business development, and operations at both Fortune 100 companies and startups. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his bachelor’s degree and Stanford University with his Master’s and PhD degrees. Dr. Chao started his career at Intel Corporation, the world’s largest semiconductor company, in roles ranging from working directly with the CEO to ramping the first tablet designs. He has also extensive experience working at startups, including Kno Inc., an edutech startup funded by Andressen Horowitz and acquired by Intel, and Cinarra, a mobile advertising and IOT location analytics startup backed by Cisco and Softbank.