Published November 11, 2020

Do Ventures Onboarding AI Guru as Venture Partner

Do Ventures Onboarding AI Guru as Venture Partner
Dr. Thuc, Co-founder and CEO of OhmniLabs and Kambria, has officially joined Do Ventures as a Venture Partner. As a valuable addition to the early-stage venture capital, he will increase Do Ventures global presence and support the development of its portfolio companies in the area of technology. His proven track record in not only academic work but also business endeavors reinforces Do Ventures' comprehensive investment strategy.

Dr. Thuc is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded four startups, among them are Katango and Tappy, both of which were later acquired by Google and respectively. Dr. Thuc has deep expertise in game theory, machine learning, tournament design, and multi-agent systems. He earned his BS degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from Stanford University, both in computer science with a focus on AI. In 2017, Dr. Thuc was named as one of the "40 Under 40” of Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for his tireless efforts to bring about a significantly positive impact in the business world.

In recent years, a number of Vietnamese founders starting businesses abroad have been able to leave their marks on global markets. With his new role at Do Ventures, Dr. Thuc will bridge the fund to overseas Vietnamese founders and bring about more collaboration opportunities with this very talented community. Having a solid international background, he will be a resourceful mentor to help Do Ventures; portfolio companies strengthen their tech capabilities, widen their networks, and fully realize their potential.

"Mr. Dzung and Ms. Vy have made instrumental impacts on the startup ecosystem in Vietnam. I am very excited to join them in their new endeavor to help connect them with founders who will benefit tremendously from their support,” said Dr. Thuc.

Apart from being an avid entrepreneur, Dr. Thuc also invests in Vietnamese tech startups and actively contributes to the growth of the local ecosystem. He co-founded VietSeeds, a non-profit organization that aims to transform the life of the underprivileged university students in Vietnam via financial help, personal mentoring, and various life skill training activities. He also co-founded VietAI, an NGO whose mission is to build a world-class AI talent community in Vietnam via education and networking.  

"We focus on excellent entrepreneurs whose innovation can change our lives for the better and Dr. Thuc has been a great inspiration for many young Vietnamese founders. His know-how in some of the most vital technological spaces can provide extraordinary value to our portfolio companies to help them scale,” said Vy Le, co-founder and General Partner of Do Ventures. "His extensive experience as an angel investor and well-connected network will also effectively introduce us to the potential Vietnamese startups operating in Silicon Valley and other dynamic parts of the world.”