Eric Chen from OVO Fund

Eric Chen

Partner at OVO Fund

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Last updated January 25, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

early stage investor, shoot-first point guard, foamboard surfer

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Eric Chen is a seed stage tech investor who co-founded an e-commerce company, worked at an enterprise IT startup, incubated and launched a double bottom line investment fund in DC and pulled all-nighters on Wall Street as an investment banker. Father of 2 teenagers. Flag football coach (implemented 3rd grader no huddle offense), NJB coach (aspire to be Ted Lasso but wife says more like Billy Knight). Beginning surfer for a really long time. Mtn biking, Lakers and Stanford Sports fan.

Interesting Factoid

Have not run more than 3 miles since my first, last and only marathon


Languages

English
Mandarin
Chinese

Countries Visited

Map View

Cuba
Iceland
New Zealand
Australia
Costa Rica

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Partner

Jan 2014 - Present
OVO Fund is a scary early seed stage venture capital firm. We partner with exceptional teams with real technology looking to build transformative yet capital efficient businesses.

Venture Partner

Oct 2005 - Dec 2014
Partner with venture capital firm WI Harper for five years and led investments in technology companies that spanned both China and the US including ooma, Laszlo, PMC (Penske Media Corp), Editgrid and others.
+6 more experiences

Professional Expertise

Business Strategy
Corporate Development

Professional Interests

Investment
Startups
Venture Capital
E-commerce
Business Development

Investor

AI Foundation
Alloy
Avaamo
Diamond
Camp Six
Genee
Gridspace
Jetpac
Nimblevr
Optimus Ride
eatgeekF
Floravere
Keelo
KiwiCo
Man Crates
Wish
Karat
Just Women's Sports

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Food ecosystem
climate
Black Lives Matter
Education

Non-Profits

+4 more non-profits

Favorites  

Hobbies

Mountain Biking
Surfing

Food & Drinks

Vegan
true food kitchen
matcha
Philz Coffee
nutrition bars
Sweet Green
Athletic Green
Beyond Burger
Impossible Burgers
Verve Coffee

Games

Fantasy Football

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

edm
R&B
Funk
Hip-Hop

Beyoncé
prince
Phil Collins
Lionel Richie
tina turner
John Legend
Michael Jackson

Sports, Teams, Athletes

crossfit
Basketball
Soccer
Surfing
Tennis
Football

Stanford Football
USWNT
Stanford Basketball
Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James
Anthony Davis
Jeremy Lin
Andy Sullivan
Richard Sherman
Magic Johnson
Kobe Bryant
Dak Prescott

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Marvel
rush hour
Star Wars
The Karate Kid

ted lasso
Tehran
The Mandalorian

Jennifer Lopez
gal gadot
Natalie Portman

Brands

Nike

Education  

School

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

M.B.A. – Master of Business Administration

1998 - 2000

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering

1991 - 1995