Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Lin, MBA

Wayne Lin joined Polaris Group in 2019. Wayne brings over 20 years of early stage company management experience to Polaris. Prior to joining Polaris, Wayne was the Founder and CEO of, an internet company based in Irvine, CA.

Other than being a seasoned entrepreneur and the founder of several startup companies, Wayne is an inventor, a venture capitalist, and an environmentalist. His patented software invention has been successfully licensed to companies such as Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft.

He earned his BA in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and received his MBA from University of California, Irvine. He focused his graduate studies on corporate strategy and international management.

In 1998, Wayne studied at ESSEC business school in Paris, France as an exchange scholar from UC Irvine. He loves to travel with his family and is an activist and a long term contributor of IOCEAN.ORG Taiwan, a well known environmental protection foundation based in Taiwan.

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