Privy 5 San Francisco Charles Huang

Co-Founder of RedOctane (Guitar Hero)

Charles Huang is a co-founder of RedOctane, the publisher of Guitar Hero, which many consider to be the most influential video game of the decade. Guitar Hero became one of a handful of billion-dollar video game franchises in history and the third largest after Mario and Madden NFL. Charles was the EVP of Business Development at RedOctane and founded by him and his brother, Kai. Later that year the company launched the world’s first online video game rental service. In 2005, RedOctane published Guitar Hero, which went on to become the fastest growing video game franchise ever. In 2006, Activision acquired their company. Prior to RedOctane, Charles co-founded Adux Software, a software company developing solutions for the server appliance market. Adux Software was sold in 1999. 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 membership, which includes such famed movie directors as Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Downtown

    Cuisine:American (New)

    Westin St. Francis 335 Powell Street San Francisco CA 94102
    +1 415 397 9222
    The three best words to describe this namesake restaurant of renowned chef Michael Mina are: delicious, decadent, and divine. Each and every bite and every mouthwatering spoonful is definitely worth the price of admission. One of the highlights to dining at Michael Mina is their Pre-fixe trio which includes for appetizers the Shellfish Trio of dungeness crab, island oysters, abalone, and the Ahi T ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: SoMa


    149 2nd St (between Minna St & Natoma St) San Francisco CA 94105
    (415) 278-9991
    Osha Thai Restaurant is not your run on the mill diner and their dishes are definitely different from what most Thai restaurants have on offer. Osha Thai is a fusion of the old cooking techniques and new flavors. You can have a taste of authentic Thai dishes with all the spices with a creamy sauce. The green chicken curry is a bestseller but there are also other Thai authentic dishes such as pork ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chinatown


    631 Kearny Street San Francisco CA 94108
    +1 415 982 7877
    At R&G Lounge you’ll find authentic Cantonese cuisine in high form as this restaurant is possibly the best Cantonese restaurant not only in San Francisco but in all of California. Located in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown, R&G Lounge houses dishes that embodies true Cantonese tastes and preferences in a way that appeals to all comers. Each week you’ll find classic and also innovative dishes ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chinatown

    Cuisine:Chinese Dim Sum

    1039 Stockton St (between Washington St & Jackson St) San Francisco CA 94108
    (415) 397-2688
    Good Mong Kok Bakery is home to some of the best dim sum in San Francisco. Some items to order include the steamed BBQ buns, steamed pork and veggie buns, salty fried dumplings, shumai, and sesame balls. For huge and delicious buns, no place is better than Good Mong Kok Bakery.

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