Charles Huang, ’93 Asian Studies & Economics

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Co-founder, Indigo 7

Charles Huang is a co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise. In 2005, the company published Guitar Hero, which became the best-selling video game globally for 2007-2008 and the fastest video game to reach $1 billion in sales. In 2006, Mr. Huang, along with his brother Kai, was elected as one of the top 50 producers in new media by the Producers Guild of American New Media Council, whose membership includes notable movie directors such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer. Mr. Huang currently acts as an advisor to several venture capital funds and sits on the board of many startup companies. His lab is Indigo 7, where he works on music, fashion, and health tech projects. Mr. Huang is a trustee on the UC Berkeley Foundation and he and his wife, Lillian, are Builders of Berkeley.