Committee of 100 Mourns the Passing of Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu
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Committee of 100 Mourns the Passing of Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu

6th April 2024

New York, NY, (April 5, 2024) — Committee of 100 is greatly saddened by the passing of longtime Committee of 100 member Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu, who passed away on March 31. A member of Committee of 100 since 2010, Ta-Lin was a highly active member and served on multiple subcommittees across the organization.  

Buck Gee, Northern California Regional Chair at Committee of 100 stated “All of us across the region and throughout the Committee of 100 family are saddened by the passing of Ta-Lin Hsu. He was always a warm and gracious host and welcomed Committee of 100 members for many social events at his home since he joined the organization more than two decades ago. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with all of Ta-Lin’s family and friends at this difficult time.” 

Ginger Lew, Committee of 100 Member, stated “Ta-Lin was a visionary throughout his storied life. He was a great advocate for entrepreneurship and believed that it could play a driving economic force in the world.  His contributions to worthwhile social and political causes that supported the Asian American community will forever be remembered. We will be sorely missed.” 

Maeley Tom, Committee of 100 Board of Directors Member, stated “I will remain forever indebted to Ta-Lin for his enthusiastic support and generosity in helping me and my Committee of 100 Ginger Lew launch the Association of Asian American Investment Managers which now serves as a voice for Asian Americans before national financial institutions, regulatory agencies and Congress. Ta-Lin served as a Honorary Board Member and his guidance and perspectives led to success – a testimony to his legacy. I mourn for his family, friends and colleagues. He will be deeply missed by all of Committee of 100 and all who had the privilege of knowing him.”   

Cindy Tsai, Interim President and Executive Director of Committee of 100, stated “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed member, Ta-Lin Hsu, whose contributions to our organization have left an indelible mark. He will be remembered for his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to our dual mission. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family and friends during this time of mourning.”  

About Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu

Dr. Ta-lin Hsu was Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in Asia for over 20 years. He joined Hambrecht & Quist Group in 1985 as a General Partner and founded H&Q Asia Pacific in 1986. Since its inception, H&Q Asia Pacific has managed over $2.7 billion in committed capital through 23 funds and operates from six offices throughout the region. Before joining Hambrecht & Quist, Ta-lin worked at IBM for 12 years where he held corporate responsibility for all of IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology. 

With his role in various landmark transactions as well as in developing the Asian venture capital and private equity industry, Ta-lin has been recognized by BusinessWeek in its “Stars of Asia” ranking; Forbes magazine as one of the 25 Top Tech Deal Makers in 2007, one of the Top Deal Makers in 2008 as well as one of the 25 Notable Chinese-Americans in 2008; and New Fortune Magazine as one of “100 People Influencing China’s and the World’s Capital Flow” in 2009.

Ta-Lin served on the boards of various leading global corporations, including ASE Inc., Sinogen International Ltd., and One Inc. He was a Board Member of K T Li Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology, the Founding President of the Chinese Institute of Engineers / USA SF Bay Area Chapter, Chairman of the Board of Give2Asia. Additionally, Ta-Lin served on the boards of the Asian Americans for Good Government, Shin-Shin Educational Foundation and was a long-time member of Committee of 100.

He also played an active role in developing business and policy relationships between the U.S. and Asia, including advisory positions with government, academic and industry organizations. Ta-Lin was a founding member of the prestigious Technology Review Board, a group established to advise the Executive Yuan of Taiwan on all technology matters, and is one of the founding members of and Advisor to the Monte Jade Science & Technology organization, the premier non-profit organization promoting business and technology relations between Taiwan and the U.S.

Ta-Lin received his B.S. degree in Physics from the National Taiwan University (from which he received the “Outstanding Alumni Award” in 2009), his M.S. degree in Electrophysics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

A celebration of Ta-Lin’s life will happen in May. 

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit

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