Chen Zhou

Senior Associate, Menlo Park
“For startups, having Samsung’s endorsement and being part of Samsung’s extensive ecosystem adds tremendous value.”

Chen Zhou focuses on investments in digital health, blockchain, and deep learning/AI. She is also interested in smart machines, Internet of Things, cloud infrastructure and device level technologies.

Prior to joining Samsung, she was a marketing manager at Affymetrix (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2016). Chen was also on the investment teams of Aphelion Capital in San Francisco, Northern Light Venture Capital in Beijing and Healthbox in Chicago. Earlier in her career, she had TMT investment banking experience at Barclays Capital.

Chen holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and a B.A. in Applied Math and Economics from Colby College.

What book would you recommend to an entrepreneur?

High Output Management by Andy Grove is a classic management book.

What makes Samsung Catalyst a great partner?

We are here to help when you need us the most.

Who has been the most influential person in your life, and why?

My mom—a super-strong woman in a small body.

If you could be a superhero, who would you want to be?

Katniss Everdeen.