Christopher Chu is a Managing Director of the Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), Samsung Electronics’ early-stage venture capital investment fund focused on core technology. Chris currently focuses on Smart Machines and Digital Health investments, but also covers Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Mobile technologies, and device level solutions.
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 University, and BS in Electrical Engineering from The California Institute of Technology.