Jefferson Chen is a Partner at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on investments in the firm's digital practice, looking at early stage companies in the Internet, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, and Enterprise Software space.
Prior to GSR, Jefferson was Head of Private Investing for Greater China at Farallon Capital, a leading global hedge fund with over $20 billion of asset under management. Prior to that Jefferson was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where he was involved in the IPO and M&A transactions of numerous companies in Asia. Jefferson is an active angel investor in a number of successful startups in China and the US. Jefferson is the co-founder of Chinese Entrepreneur Organization at Stanford (“CEO”), the largest entrepreneurship society at Stanford. Jefferson is also the co-founder & CEO of Baoban Technology, a startup in artificial intelligence.
Jefferson received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Software with Distinction from Tsinghua University and an MBA from Stanford University.