Peter Hsing BS'90
Peter Hsing co-founded Merus Capital in 2007, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto investing in entrepreneurs developing real software solving real problems.
Prior to forming Merus, Peter was Managing Director of the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft, where he and his team led Microsoft into the era of Cloud services, from the acquisition of Microsoft’s first SaaS company in 2005 to driving the business cases for Exchange Online and Azure. More broadly, his team was also responsible for identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities in online advertising, marketplaces, payments, enterprise Software-as-a-Service, and cloud platform services.
Before moving to Seattle, Peter was a technology investment banker at JP Morgan in Hong Kong for 2 years, management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 5 years, and a marketing intern at IBM for 3 years (part-time while attending Columbia). Peter holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University ('90).
Peter is also an avid runner (NYC Marathon, St. Petersburg Marathon) and cyclist (Sequoia Century, Marin Century, Sea Otter Classic).