2024 Pitch Judge

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang

General Partner
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Jerry Yang is General Partner at HCVC, a Paris-based VC firm managing 110M€+ of investment funds and focusing on hardtech startups in Europe & US that seek to digitize, automate and decarbonize the physical economy. Prior to HCVC, Jerry spent the first 12 years of his career in semiconductor both as an engineer and entrepreneur, across Taiwan, Silicon Valley and France. He led HCVC into investments in Giraffe360, Radian Aerospace, Sarcura and EVA AI. Jerry obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University and MBA degree from HEC Paris.


HCVC is a Paris- and SF-based VC firm that focuses on early-stage investments in hardtech startups. HCVC currently manages two funds of over 110M€ in total. Notable exits so far include Caper Labs $350M acquisition by Instacart in 2021 and Augmenta’s $110M acquisition by CHNi in 2023. LPs include sovereign funds, fund-of-funds, family offices, corporates and HNWs.