P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Wei Lien Dang, 2007

General Partner, Unusual Ventures

Wei Lien Dang is the child of immigrants from Taiwan and Indonesia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MS/JD in Applied Physics at Harvard University

WEI LIEN DANG is a General Partner at Unusual Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, where he leads investments in infrastructure software, cybersecurity, and developer tools. Wei was previously co-founder of StackRox, a cybersecurity company, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2021. He also writes about grief and parenting at Finding Mettle

Wei Lien, was born in Los Angeles to a family of Chinese descent. His father emigrated from Taiwan and his mother from Singapore; they are both naturalized US citizens.

Wei Lien received his JD/MBA from Harvard University. He also received a master's degree in applied physics at Harvard and prior to that, he completed degrees in engineering and chemistry at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London on a Marshall Scholarship. He received his undergraduate degree in applied physics with a 4.0 GPA at the California Institute of Technology.

  • JD | Harvard University 2013
  • MBA | Harvard University 2013
  • MS Applied Physics | Harvard University 2008
  • MRes Biomedical Physical Chemistry | Imperial College London 2007
  • MPhil Engineering | University of Cambridge 2006
  • BS Applied Physics | California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 2005
  • Marshall Scholar
  • USA Today All-USA Academic Team
  • National Science Foundation Research Fellowship
Work History
  • Unusual Ventures, General Partner | October 2021 - PRESENT
  • Red Hat, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Cloud Platforms | February 2021 - PRESENT
  • StackRox, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, VP of Product | November 2016 - February 2021
  • Amazon Web Services, Senior Product Manager
  • Bracket Computing, Senior Manager, Product Management
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