Waikit Lau

Waikit has 15+ years of experience in Technology and Finance, across product, marketing, and sales functions. Prior to co-founding ScanScout, Waikit was the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Scientific Atlanta (a division of Cisco) where he helped lead product strategy for next-generation media delivery platforms. Before Scientific Atlanta, he was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, investing in and working with early-stage technology companies. Prior to serving as a VC, Waikit co-founded Photo.net, one of the largest online photo-databases and served as its VP of Product and Business Development. He has also consulted to the CTO and COO of Technology at Merrill Lynch in the technology strategy and operation areas.

Earlier in his career, Waikit has written trading apps at Goldman Sachs Equities Division and built a talking dictionary, delivered over the phone, for the Speech Interface Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Waikit holds Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Finance from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also serves on Harvard University’s Digital Community and Social Networking Advisory Group.