About Wei Lien Dang

WEI LIEN DANG is a General Partner at Unusual Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, where he leads investments in infrastructure software, cybersecurity, and developer tools. Wei was previously co-founder of StackRox, a cybersecurity company, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2021. He also writes about grief and parenting at Finding Mettle

Wei Lien, was born in Los Angeles to a family of Chinese descent. His father emigrated from Taiwan and his mother from Singapore; they are both naturalized US citizens.

Wei Lien received his JD/MBA from Harvard University. He also received a master's degree in applied physics at Harvard and prior to that, he completed degrees in engineering and chemistry at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London on a Marshall Scholarship. He received his undergraduate degree in applied physics with a 4.0 GPA at the California Institute of Technology.


  • BS in Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • MPhil in Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • MRes in Biomedical Physical Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • MS in Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • MBA, Harvard University
  • JD, Harvard University

Professional Fields

Work History

  • Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Senior Manager, Product Management, Bracket Computing
  • Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, VP of Product, StackRox
  • Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat
  • General Partner, Unusual Ventures

Milestones and Recognition

  • National Science Foundation Research Fellowship
  • USA Today All-USA Academic Team
  • Marshall Scholar

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