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Isaac Shi

Position: Co-Founder & Managing Director
Favorite Food: Sichuan and Cantonese Foods
Categories: Investing, Product, Venture
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Over the last 22 years in the software development and investment profession, created lots of novel technical solutions in software development before there were official terminologies or acronyms for them. Software Engineer for iHotelier CTO and Software Architect for Prognosis Software Architect for many dozen mission-critical software systems Advisors to many CIOs and Software Engineers for tech companies at various stage Oversaw hundred of software projects, from inception to architectural design to implementation

What is one thing people should know about you? I speak Chinese

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a bona fide Shrekologist

What are you most passionate about professionally? Helping founders to build strong tech foundations, avoid costly mistakes. Explaining technical details through the lens that business people will understand and appreciate. Build serious systems, but don’t take yourself too seriously

What are you most passionate about personally? Reading, History, arts. Helping people to help themselves

What is your favorite place to travel to and why? Munich, Germany. It has great Bavarian culture, architecture, history, music, BMW, and Oktoberfest

What is your favorite way to pursue balance in your life? When I have the need for speed, I fly a Piston propeller plane on weekends.