Charles Huang

Co-Creator - Guitar Hero

Charles Huang has been entertaining people for over 18 years. He co-founded RedOctane in 1999 with his brother, Kai.  Together, they co-created Guitar Hero.  In 2007, Guitar Hero became the 2nd video game in history to exceed $1B in annual sales and was the best selling video game in the world in 2007 and 2008.  Life to date sales for the franchise exceed $5B.  Activision acquired RedOctane in 2006.  Since 2013, Charles has served as a Trustee to the University of California at Berkeley Foundation, where he graduated with a degree in Asian Studies.  Charles and his wife, Lillian, initiated the Huang Scholars Program, which sends Cal students to study Chinese language and intern in Greater China.  Charles serves on the board of several startups in video games, connected toys, and music technology.   He also advises several VC and PE funds.  Charles was born in Taiwan, and Lillian was born in Shanghai. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Kaylan and Charley.