Wamda and the Dubai Future Foundation are excited to host Alfred Chuang, General Partner at Silicon Valley-based Race Capital on Thursday, 2nd June 2022 at 6pm at AREA 2071 Auditorium, Emirates Towers – The Boulevard (Mezzanine Floor).
Described by Andreessen Horowitz as "the Silicon Valley CEO's CEO", Alfred is an accomplished entrepreneur and a successful investor. As the co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems, Alfred led the company to its acquisition by Oracle for $8.5 billion. Alfred and the Race Capital team are among the first investors in Databricks ($38bn), FTX ($32bn), Solana ($15bn), Slack ($27bn) and many other outliers.
During the session, Alfred will share his billion-dollar journey from startup founder to venture investor on 2 June at AREA 2071 giving valuable advice to founders and investors alike on how to navigate their way out of the current market downturn.
About the speaker:
Alfred Chuang, Co-founder and general partner at Race Capital, and Chairman of Magnet Systems
Alfred is a cofounder and general partner at Race Capital, and Chairman of Magnet Systems. Recognized by Andreessen Horowitz as the Silicon Valley CEO’s CEO, he is an accomplished entrepreneur and venture investor. Known for being the co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems, Alfred led BEA Systems to its acquisition by Oracle for $8.6 billion.
With extensive experience in venture investing since 2008, Alfred (and Race Capital) are first investors in Solana (~$28B Market Cap), Databricks ($38B 2021 valuation), FTX ($32B 2022 Valuation), and many others.
Alfred's notable awards include CIO Magazine 20/20 Vision Award Honoree, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, University of San Francisco President’s Ambassador, UC Davis Outstanding Alumnus Award, and UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal among others.