Overview

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Primary Role
Co-Founder, CTO @
Investments
15 Investments in 15 Companies
Born:
August 1, 1978
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Steve Chen is an internet entrepreneur and the co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. Born in August 1978 in Taiwan. Raised in Taiwan, Chen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 15.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chen worked at PayPal, where he met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. In 2005, the three founded YouTube, a website designed to simplify video sharing online.

Chen was named one of the "The 50 people who matter now" by Business 2.0 magazine in 2006. That year, he and Hurley sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock.

Chen most recently co-founded AVOS Systems with YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.

Jobs (6)

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Current

Co-Founder, CTO

2015 - Current   (over 1 year)
Past
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Company
2014
2016
Entrepreneur in Residence
May, 2010
2014
Co - Founder
Jun, 2005
Oct, 2006
Co - Founder & CTO
Nov, 1999
May, 2005
Software Engineer
2003
2005
Engineering Manager

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$1.3M / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$780k / Convertible Note (Lead)Personal Investment
Mar, 2015$875k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$300k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.7M / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2010$260k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2010undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment

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