Advisory Council

Shoa-Kai Liu

Senior Advisor

Shoa-Kai Liu is an experienced early stage technology investor with substantial operating and management experience. Presently, he serves as a Senior Advisor to Cendana Capital and as a Venture Partner for Mobility Ventures in Dallas. Before joining Cendana Capital, he was a Senior Advisor at Rustic Canyon Partners, an early stage VC firm in Santa Monica. He has 25 years of diverse technical and management experience in telecommunication networks and services, data and optical networking, and semiconductors. Shoa-Kai is also a proven entrepreneur, serving as co-founder and Vice President of Market Development at Avanex (NASDAQ: AVNX), where he helped the company grow into one of the largest optical component suppliers worldwide during the period of 1997- 1999. Shoa-Kai graduated from Northern Illinois University with a MSCS,
earned an MSEE at George Washington University, and earned an M.B.A. focused on International Management from the University of Dallas.

Mohit Bhushan

Senior Advisor

Mohit Bhushan is the Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Marketing at MediaTek and was former Vice President of Converged Products Category for Motorola Mobility. Mohit has several years of wireless industry experience, starting as an Engineer in 1993 at Qualcomm. In 2002, he advanced into a Strategic Marketing role in Qualcomm’s Technologies and Ventures group. From 2004-2010, Mohit managed Qualcomm’s UMTS product-line. Mohit led the definition of chipsets for smartphones and tablets, built strong customer relationships, and contributed significantly in establishing Qualcomm’s UMTS chipset business. Since January 2011, Mohit is managing the Atrix and Xoom products at Motorola Mobility. Mohit was a founding member of startup focused on IP-enabled wireless base stations. He is presently serving as an advisor to Smartplay Technologies based in India. Mohit Bhushan holds a BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, MSEE from University of Kentucky and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Adriaan Ligtenberg

Senior Advisor

Adriaan Ligtenberg is a Founding Partner of PTP, and a General Partner in PTP Fund I. Dr. Ligtenberg has over 25 years of experience in creating, building, operating and exiting successful technology enterprises. He began his career at Bell Laboratories, where he led the Image System Group that played a key role in defining the JPEG and MPEG standards. Dr. Ligtenberg relocated to Silicon Valley in 1989, where he became a successful serial entrepreneur, first co-founding C-Cube Microsystems and later Storm Technology, both of which achieved successful initial public offerings. He subsequently founded a number of start-up companies with successful exits. Dr. Ligtenberg is currently serving on board and advisory board of a number of companies. Dr. Ligtenberg graduated from Delft University in 1980 with a degree in electrical engineering, and received his Ph.D. in computer science from The University of Lausanne in 1983. Dr. Ligtenberg has been involved in the entrepreneurship programs at both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Keio University in Tokyo.