CompanyImproving the way the world connects
As the world of mobile devices continues to expand and compete for bandwidth, we’ve been hard at work developing our technology to improve the way the world connects. Badu Networks provides software and appliance solutions that improve the end-user experience. We do this by increasing the speed that TCP delivers data over both wired and wireless connections.
Our technology is impactful because it is focused on the transport layer (layer 4 of the OSI stack). The end result is typically a much improved user experience for web sites, streaming video, social media, cloud storage, and any interactive web-based applications that use the Internet as their transport.
What’s With The Name?
The name “Badu” comes from an island located off the north coast of Australia. It once had a reputation for being an island of headhunters and mercenaries, and thus was feared by neighboring peoples. While this practice disappeared in the 1870s, there is no question that these island natives were fiercely protective of their home and way of life.
While our business methods are not so extreme as the once fearsome Badu natives, we use technology to fight for what we believe to be of the utmost importance for today’s lifestyle: A fast and private Internet connection.
Founder / CEO
Experienced entrepreneur, previously started 2 companies; CEO of AccuPoll, a public company (traded 3+ million shares/day), co-founder & CEO of Web Tools Int., Development Manager and Architect at 3M, Senior Technical Architect at EDS, BS-MATH, MS-Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
Wei Kang Tsai
Founder / Chief Scientist
An experienced entrepreneur; noted researcher in the area of computer networking, network flow control & routing, and telecommunication; over 20 years as professor at University of California; cofounded Irvine Networks, raised 31 million in funding; BS, MS, Ph.D. all in EECS from MIT.
Founder / VP Marketing
27 years of broad functional experience & leadership (Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Service, SW Quality) at Apple, HP, Sun Microsystems, Gateway Computers, Black & Decker, and 3M.
15 years of experience in wireless communications ranging from RFIC design to strategic marketing. Pervious companies include Broadcom, Skyworks Solutions, Conexant, and Rockwell Semiconductor. Holder of 10 issued Patents, he has a BS in Physics, MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Duke.
VP Global Strategy
John has been in the Networking industry for ~30 years. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Riverbed Technologies and over 9 years established and built Riverbed’s operations and sales across the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to Riverbed, John spent 7 years with Cisco Systems initially setting up Cisco in South Asia then expanding across the APJ region.
VP Sales, The Americas
Greg brings his massive rolodex of industry contacts and a wealth of industry knowledge. He has held senior level positions within the wireless & technology sector by utilizing his strong sales skills. He is laser focused on driving revenue, increasing brand position, and being a great strategic thinker. His business acumen is a distinct advantage for Badu, bringing maximum exposure and results.
Managing Director, Korea
Former Country Manager of Riverbed Korea (Regional VP). Prior to joining Riverbed Korea, Jay served as a product manager at Cisco Systems APAC Headquarters. Before Cisco, Jay spent years at ArrowPoint and LG Information & Communication (currently LG-CNS), and Samsung Electronics, among others. He holds a computer science degree from Inha University.
Son Thanh Tran
Successful serial entrepreneur in Vietnam and USA. Has experience and businesses in: banking, manufacturing, and hospitality. Former Board member of Sacombank. Current Board Director of Toan Thang Plastic. CEO/Founder of Rainbow International Hotel & Restaurant Inc. He manages four hotels in Saigon, Vietnam and also the Anaheim Carriage Inn near Disneyland.