Samsung Catalyst Fund
Christopher Chu is Managing Director of Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronic√¢¬Ä¬ôs evergreen multi-stage venture capital fund that invests in the new data economy and strategic ideas for Samsung√¢¬Ä¬ôs mobile, device solutions and consumer electronics groups. Investment spans across Automotive, Robotics, Digital Health, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Infrastructure, and Device-Level Solutions. Chris has been a Partner at Pacific Venture Partners where he led investments in communications, consumer electronics, and semiconductor technologies. Combined with his previous investment roles at Crescendo Ventures, Worldview Technology Partners, and CMEA Ventures, he has helped to manage investments in dozens of startups for over 15 years. Chris has also held business and engineering positions at VLSI Technology (Philips), Anydata (Sierra Wireless), National Semiconductor, NASA JPL, and IBM Watson Research.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Chris holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.
Chris served his fellowship under mentor Tom Baruch at CMEA Ventures as a member of the Charter Class of Kauffman Fellows.