Steve Kahng is a General Partner at Arboretum Capital, a family office managing investments in technology and real estate. He is also an Advisor to Crescendo Partners, a private equity fund based in Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Kahng founded Power Computing Corporation, where he acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 1994. Power Computing was the most successful of several companies that received licenses for the Macintosh OS platform. In 1999, the company was acquired by Apple Computer at the direction of Steve Jobs.
Prior to Power Computing Corp, Mr. Kahng was a Senior Vice President and General Manager of Chips and Technologies Inc., a leading semiconductor manufacturer.
Mr. Kahng is currently devoting most of his time to philanthropy and non-profit work through his foundation (the Kahng Foundation) whose mission is to support democracy, education, and the arts.
The Kahng Foundation has sponsored the television program, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover on PBS, which has featured guests such as Rudy Giuliani, Marco Rubio, and Sheryl Sandberg.
Mr. Kahng serves on the Advisory Board of the American-Australian Leader Dialogue, the Board of Directors at the Foreign Policy Association, the Austin Symphony, and the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas Austin.
Mr. Kahng received BS in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University and MS in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. He also served on the Illinois Air National Guard.