General Partner at IOVC and Faculty at UC Berkeley. A former entrepreneur who now invests in entrepreneurs and teaches entrepreneurship. Former Air Cadet, voice actress, Guinness World Record pipa (Chinese guitar) player and gardening geek.
Shuo Chen is a General Partner at IOVC, where she invests in early-stage startups in Silicon Valley with a focus on the future of work and enterprise/SaaS. She is also Faculty at UC Berkeley, where she teaches entrepreneurship. Shuo is appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as 1 of 13 voting members on California's Mental Health Commission, which includes overseeing ~$2.6 billion annually in the state budget and advising the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.
In her venture role, Shuo has invested in companies now acquired by Goldman Sachs, Ford, Caterpillar, Binance, and Dialpad, as well as now unicorns including Boom, Checkr, Grubmarket, Instacart and Rescale. She has helped portfolio companies close deals with Amazon, Apple, Google, Mercedes-Benz, and NASA among others, as well as scaled portfolio companies into Europe and Asia.
Prior, Shuo worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking, where she worked with clients including Alibaba and Tencent, as well as represented the firm on the Board of Women in Finance. Before that, Shuo was at PwC, where she worked on Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola and LinkedIn’s $119 million acquisition of SlideShare. Shuo has also co-authored one of the leading books on financial regulations published by Cambridge University Press in 2019 and sits on the Advisory Board of Forbes China, where she advises on content and awards for Asian Americans in North America.