Christopher Chu is Vice President and Managing Director of Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronics’ multi-stage venture capital fund investing in deep-tech infrastructure and data-enabled platforms. Chris’ investments span multiple domains including data center and cloud, artificial intelligence, networking and 5G, automotive, robotics, and quantum technologies.
Chris has been a Partner at Pacific Venture Partners where he led investments in communications, consumer electronics, and semiconductor technologies. Combined with his previous investment roles at Crescendo Ventures, Worldview Technology Partners, and CMEA Ventures, he has helped to manage investments in dozens of startups for over 15 years. Chris has also held business and engineering positions at VLSI Technology (Philips), AnyDATA, National Semiconductor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and IBM Watson Research. In addition, he was a member of the charter class of the Kauffman Fellowship in venture capital.
Chris holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford