Anthony Sun

Anthony Sun


Industry leader, information technology

Former Managing General Partner & CEO, Venrock Inc., Rockefeller Family and Associates

Anthony Sun was a General Partner of Venrock Associates (Rockefeller Family Venture Funds) for over 30 years and Managing General Partner and CEO for the last eight years, retiring in 2010. In his career, Tony invested in and advised over 60 high tech start up companies with more than two dozen successful IPOs or M&A realizations. In addition, in 2000, he founded GGV Capital, a successful $1 billion China-focused venture fund.

Tony participated in, and help shaped, the evolution of information technology from the early days of the semiconductor manufacturing, PC hardware and software industry, through the innovations in telecommunications, to the paradigm shift of the Internet. Tony was named to the Forbes Midas list, including a top ten ranking in 2002. He was an active member of the National Venture Capital Association, serving on its board.

Throughout his career, he additionally has been active in educational and international communities and formerly served on the board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), serving on the visiting committees for the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Material Science, and as a member of the endowment’s investment committee. He is a member of the Stanford Associates, providing the lead gift for the Sun Field Station at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at Stanford University. He is the founding board member of the Harvard Business School Research Center in California, was a venture capital advisor to the US Navy and was a member of the International Resource Panel for the Government of Singapore.

Tony currently serves on the boards of CM Capital, Knightsbridge Advisers and various public and private companies. Tony also serves on the boards of the MIT Center for International Studies, the Harvard China Fund, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (a new University founded in collaboration between Singapore and MIT), and the Committee of 100 (a bi-partisan organization of prominent Chinese Americans to address US-China relations). Tony holds a BS, MS and Engineer degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business


  • Forbes Midas List
  • Various patents

Boards Joined

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

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