Chris Chu

Samsung Catalyst Fund

Chris Chu serves as Director of Samsung Catalyst Fund at the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. He currently focuses on Mobile Health investments, but also covers Cloud Computing, Human Computer Interface, Mobile Technologies, and Security. Previously, Chris worked in Corporate Development at AnyDATA, a wireless device solutions provider for Connected Health and Connected Home, where he worked on strategic partnerships, technology evaluation, business development, and intellectual property.

In addition, Chris was a Partner at Pacific Venture Partners and involved with semiconductor and communications companies for the past fifteen years. His board involvement included Virtual Silicon and WISchip International. Before that, Chris was a Principal at Crescendo Ventures, where he focused on telecom, wireless, and semiconductor investments. He was also an Associate at Worldview Technology Partners as well as a Kauffman Fellow at CMEA Ventures. Some of Chris’s past investments and company involvement include Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, IC Media, Legend Silicon, and Silicon Spice. Chris has held engineering positions at VLSI Technology, National Semiconductor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and IBM Watson Research.

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 completed his fellowship under mentor Tom Baruch at CMEA Ventures as a member of the Charter Class of Kauffman Fellows.