John Ho is an MIT-trained technologist and investor with expertise in advanced materials, optoelectronics, photonics, and visual display technologies. As a Principal with Anzu Partners, John leads the Anzu Boston office and supports Anzu’s portfolio companies with their business development and strategic growth initiatives. He’s also responsible for sourcing and leading diligence on early-stage companies with industrially-oriented hardware or new materials (nanotechnology).
Previously, John was the Product Marketing Manager at QD Vision where he was responsible for commercializing applications of quantum dot materials in the display and lighting markets. John has numerous papers and patents pending in the fields of organic electronics and nanotechnology fabrication.
Prior to QD Vision, John was a Management Consultant with Boston Consulting Group with expertise in the Healthcare/Biopharma, Enterprise Software, and Industrial Goods industries.
He was also a scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, acting as a technical interface for government agencies as well as leading development efforts for ultra-trace chem-bio sensor technologies.
Dr. Ho received his BS, MEng, and PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his thesis work involved the use of quantum dots in hybrid organic-inorganic chemosensors for trace detection of explosives.