Mr Tom Cole is Executive Vice President of China Science and Merchants Capital Management Group (CSC) focusing on the North America branch of VC business, he is responsible for business model innovation and investment project due diligence.
Tom holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Computer Science from Yale University and MBA from Stanford University. He is a Silicon Valley based venture capitalist and angel investor, startup CEO, entrepreneur, board member, and advisor with a diverse and proven 23-year track record across software, Internet, and e-commerce sectors.
Prior to CSC Group, Tom was CEO at Beau-coup, a privately-held e-commerce startup, where he led the company through strategic M&A process culminating in a successful exit to a private-equity backed national omnichannel retailer.
Before Beau-coup, Tom was General Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he focused on investments in early-stage software, technology and Internet companies.Tom also independently invested in and advised private companies including Piqora, Prosperworks, Optimal, Upstart, etc.
Prior to Trinity Ventures, Tom served as Lead Software Architect at Wells Fargo, Software Architect at Expert Edge and Software Developer at Oracle.