Woods attended the California Institute of Technology where he graduated with honors with a BS in Physics and Astronomy .  He earned his MS in Physics from the University of Washington . 
Early in his career, Woods was an Environmental Consultant and Director of IT and ERM Hong Kong.  He was the CEO /CTO of GlobalSight Corporation and later President and CEO of Omniscape.  In 2004, he founded and became Managing Partner & President of the DoubleNova Group .  In 2018, Woods was a Founding Partner at Starchain Capital .