Steve Chen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 71

  • Portfolio
  • 46

  • Exits
  • 24


Steve Chen General Information


Mr. Steve Chen is an Angel Investor. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Nom Labs. He served as an Advisor at XA Network. He also serves as Advisor at WI Harper Group, Concreit, and Vise. He also served as Advisor at GV. He co-founder and served as Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. He arrived in Silicon Valley in 1999 to join PayPal. On his first day at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley, who would become his YouTube co-founder, together with Jawed Karim. He was instrumental in building YouTube into a viral video phenomenon. He helped lead YouTube through the Google acquisition of $1.65 billion, less than a year after launching the site. As the key technologist, he developed the company's massive data centers and helped build YouTube into a premier entertainment destination, and one of the most popular websites on the Internet today. He has received several prestigious honors and acknowledgments from the business and entertainment communities including Business 2.0's "50 Most Influential People," GQ's "Men of the Year," Time magazine's "Best Invention of the Year", and Fortune's "Most Powerful People in Business." He joins Google Ventures from AVOS, the incubator he founded with Chad Hurley in 2011.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Steve Chen Investments (71)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Artue 09-May-2024 Seed Round Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
AppFlowy 20-Nov-2023 0000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Forge (Entertainment Software) 18-Oct-2023 0000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Product In Beta Test 00000 0000
Karat Financial 19-Jul-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Jubilee 28-Sep-2022 00000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 00000 0000
1 Mind 01-Sep-2022 00000 00000 00.00 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000
SuperLayer 18-Aug-2022 00000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Value and Trust 15-Jun-2022 00000 00000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue
GGWP 21-Mar-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Otoklix 17-Dec-2021 Early Stage VC 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue 00000 0000

Steve Chen Exits (24)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Offsyte 16-Nov-2023 Out of Business
Vibely 01-Nov-2022 0000000000
Upbeat (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 08-Mar-2022 000 00 00000000
Within (Virtual Reality) 30-Oct-2021 000000000000000000 00000
Punch List 29-Oct-2021 000 00 00000000
Honestbee 26-Oct-2021 000 00 00000000
Muxgram 07-Sep-2021 000 00 00000000
GroupAhead 04-May-2021 000 00 00000000
Wish 16-Dec-2020 IPO 00.00
Optimizely (Acquired) 21-Oct-2020 Buyout/LBO 00000

Steve Chen Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Steve Chen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Steve Chen Angel Investor 00 San Francisco, CA

Steve Chen Co-Investors (284)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Kevin Lin 6 0 Series chart Industry bar
Holly Liu 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
500 Global 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Adrian Aoun 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Bling Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Steve Chen FAQs

  • Who is Steve Chen?

    Steve Chen is an angel Investor who has made 71 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Steve Chen?

    Steve Chen is an angel investor.

  • What does Steve Chen do?

    As an angel investor, Steve Chen invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Steve Chen invested in?

    Steve Chen has made numerous investments in companies like Artue, AppFlowy, and Forge (Entertainment Software) within the Media and Information Services (B2B), Software Development Applications, and Entertainment Software industries.

  • What has Steve Chen invested in recently?

    Steve Chen's latest investment was on 09-May-2024 in Artue, a company within the Media and Information Services (B2B) industry.

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