Richard Chen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 97

  • Portfolio
  • 27

  • Exits
  • 66


Richard Chen General Information


Mr. Richard Chen serves as a Cortex Partner at Vitruvian Partners. He joined Vitruvian in 2015 as a Special Partner before becoming a Managing Director in 2019. He focuses on investments in China and the wider Asia region. Prior to joining Vitruvian, he began his career in banking on Wall Street in the mid-'90s, before being the Chairman of Yifei Investment Holdings. Upon his arrival at Yifei Investment, he led the firm to an impressive track record from domestic success case Focus Media to global investment projects including FarFetch and Flexport. While at Yifei Investment, he co-founded Huangpu River Capital, where he once again put his international background and China market insight to work, leading multiple investment projects such as Grail, BitMain, and Montage. He also co-founded Dragonfly Capital Partners, the largest global crypto fund of funds. Prior to joining Vitruvian Partners full-time in 2019, he served as a Special Partner to the firm for three and a half years, where he consulted on a number of projects. He has a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Business Details

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

Richard Chen Investments (97)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Metahood 18-Jan-2023 Seed Round 000 Financial Software Product In Beta Test 0000000 0000
Ixana 01-Nov-2021 00000 00000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Farel 18-Sep-2020 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
SidelineSwap 10-Aug-2020 00000 00000 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
InstaCarro 30-Apr-2020 00000 00000 000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Chewse 16-May-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Profitable 0000000 0000
HoneyBook 21-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Mode 24-Sep-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Remind 05-Feb-2018 Later Stage VC 0000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Jitsu 30-Jun-2017 Early Stage VC 00.00 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000000 0000

Richard Chen Exits (66)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
AppGrooves 12-Feb-2024 Out of Business
Remind 29-Nov-2023 0000000000
Tokyo Otaku Mode 22-Nov-2023 000000000000000000
Fond 16-Feb-2023 0000000000 0000
Stitch (Social/Platform Software) 01-Feb-2023 000000000 00000000
Codementor 05-Apr-2022 000000000000000000
Forge Global 22-Mar-2022 0000000 000000 00000
Pay By Group 25-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
Renovo (Road) 28-Sep-2021 Merger/Acquisition
MightyText 01-Apr-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private

Richard Chen Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Richard Chen Team (1)

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

Richard Chen Co-Investors (43)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
FJ Labs 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Resolute Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Runa Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vero Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Y Combinator 0 Series chart Industry bar

Richard Chen FAQs

  • Who is Richard Chen?

    Richard Chen is an angel Investor who has made 97 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Richard Chen?

    Richard Chen is an angel investor.

  • What does Richard Chen do?

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

  • What has Richard Chen invested in?

    Richard Chen has made numerous investments in companies like Metahood, Ixana, and Farel within the Financial Software, Electronics (B2C), and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Richard Chen invested in recently?

    Richard Chen's latest investment was on 18-Jan-2023 in Metahood, a company within the Financial Software industry.

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