Julian Lin is a co-founder and Managing Director of Hillcrest Venture Partners. Julian oversees the firm's investments in Phizzle and Virtulocity. He also managed the firm’s investments in FastSoft (acquired by Akamai, NASDAQ: AKAM), Jeda Networks, Notion (acquired by Comcast, NASDAQ: CMSCA), QuickFire Networks (acquired by Facebook, NASDAQ: FB) and Titan Photonics.
Before working in venture capital, Julian co-founded Westhold Corporation, one of the leading companies providing radio frequency timing and scoring systems. His technical expertise and entrepreneurial experience has made him a sought after leader of multiple venture-backed companies. Julian was previously Managing Engineer of Communications Software for Conexant Systems (NASDAQ: CNXT). Prior to working at Conexant, Julian was Global Managing Engineer - Handheld Telecom Instruments for Textron (NYSE: TXT). As a technical consultant, Julian helped develop several successful companies, including Tempo Research (acquired by Textron, NYSE: TXT); Equator Technologies (acquired by Pixelworks, NASDAQ: PXLW); and Entropic Communications (IPO, NASDAQ: ENTR).
Participated in 8 Start-ups (2 IPOs and 3 Acquisitions)
Built one of world's first laser scanning flourescence confocal microscopy systems