2024 Pitch Judge

Jason Lu

Jason Lu

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Jason joined Darwin Venture in January, 2020, in charge of investment in digital economy, data, software, and automotive related industry. The investment range from seed to series B stage. Since 2022, Jason serves as director of Darwin Angel Investment fund. Due to the endeavor in digital economy, Jason also serves as the Director of Taiwan Digital Media Association between 2021 to 2023 and the Deputy Convenor of Digital Application, Start-ups and Policy initiative. Jason received his MBA degree from National Chiao Tung University in 2009 and BBA from National Taiwan University in 2007. He had participated in Ph.D programs of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from University of Nottingham in 2018 and Strategy Management from National Taiwan University in 2010.

Darwin Ventures

Darwin Venture Management is a boutique venture investment firm headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with offices in Hsinchu and the United States. Since our founding in 2009, we have managed eight funds, investing primarily in Series A/B, late-stage, and secondary funds. In 2022, we also launched an evergreen angel fund to enable more nimble bets on promising early-stage teams, and especially those coming from Taiwan’s superb academic and research institutions. This exposure across stages and borders, coupled with the strong technical background of our team, is the source of Darwin’s differentiation.