Howard Ko

Mentor Spotlight

Howard Ko

Morpheus Ventures

Howard is primarily focused on sourcing new investments and working with portfolio companies. He currently serves on the Board of Champion Technology Company. Howard was previously with Mission Ventures, a leading Southern California venture capital firm focused on software and semiconductor investments. Prior to Mission, he was with Salomon Smith Barney in their Technology Investment Banking Group where he was involved with public and private financings and M&A. Howard has also served as co-chair of the San Diego Telecom Council Wireless Infrastructure Group. He was a member of the Board of Reviewers for the San Diego based Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology, an organization funded by the Department of Defense. Howard holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

What are you passionate about?

Helping founders turn their vision into reality.

What one piece of advice would you give to an early stage startup regarding your area of expertise?

Never stop moving forward. One of the best ways a “no” becomes a “yes” is progress in your business. One of the worst ways is idling and simply waiting for that capital to come it to move forward.

What do you like best about mentoring at the Preccelerator?

The opportunity to meet with passionate and knowledgeable entrepreneurs that often times expand my own horizons of what is missing and what is possible.



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