Founding Management

Joseph Tzeng, Founding Managing Director

Mr. Tzeng has been an active participant in the information and computer industries for the last 25 years. Prior to Crystal, he was involved with the development and growth of several successful technology-based companies including those involving hardware manufacturing and distribution, as well as software development and services.  

Mr. Tzeng believes that the Internet, wireless, broadband, and their related and ensuing technologies have put us at the dawn of a global revolution that will impact the way people enjoy their lives and conduct business.  He sees tremendous opportunity in the next generation architecture, enabling technologies, and the variety of vertical, enterprise and lifestyle-related content and applications that are coming to life.  Mr. Tzeng believes the long-term success of these companies relies on the pairing of a strategic global perspective with a deep understanding of local practices and content - regardless of individual location, culture or line of business.

A recognized expert on the trends in computer and information technologies as well as Asian and global investment trends, Mr. Tzeng is frequently invited to speak at events and is frequently interviewed by international news organizations.

Mr. Tzeng received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, USA. 



Daniel Kellogg, Founding Managing Director

Mr. Kellogg has been active in new ventures and new product and market development for the past 40 years.  In addition to his hands-on experience with high-tech startups, Mr. Kellogg brings specific experience in venture capital investing and in financial advisory/investment banking services.  In 1997 Dan co-founded Crystal Venture Funds, a family of global venture funds focused on high tech investments primarily in software, online content, infrastructure technologies, and semiconductors.  Investments were located in the U.S. and mainland China.  Crystal Venture Funds invested in thirty-four companies and took nine of these companies public.

Prior to forming Crystal Venture Funds, Mr. Kellogg operated a financial advisory firm, Kellogg Associates, focused on providing services to small and early stage clients.  Mr. Kellogg was also an investing principal of a Cleveland-based bank venture fund.  From 1983 through 1989 Mr. Kellogg was actively involved in the start up of three Silicon Valley firms in medical electronics, gallium arsenide integrated circuits, and electronic construction tools.  Prior to this, Mr. Kellogg worked for The Procter and Gamble Company in various aspects of national and international technical brand management and engineering.  Dan is an active angel investor in Northern Ohio.  Mr. Kellogg has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Stanford University. 

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