Terence Craig

Senior Advisor (fmr Managing Director, Astia)

Terence Craig is a serial entrepreneur and product creator. He brings the unique perspective and experience of being one of the first founders of color to receive venture funding as a Founding CEO in 1998. This long history of entrepreneurship as a founder of color and a senior technologist gives him a unique perspective on the challenges facing founders of color.

Terence caught the technology bug early in his career and left strategic consulting at PWC to join the ASK Group as a technology lead. He entered the relational database age doing custom implementations for relational pioneer Informix. At KLA/Tencor his team created the first real-time in-fab semiconductor defect analysis system. He was CTO and founder of the streaming analytics as a service vendor PatternBuilders and Optimize Solutions.

He also co-authored the book Privacy and Big Data from O’Reilly and is an investor or an advisor to several deep tech startups. His current focus is on helping non-traditional entrepreneurs build great companies.

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