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.
|Jun, 2016||Pamily, Mobiusbobs Inc.||$600k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2015||honestbee||$15M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2015||Waffles||$1.3M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||Knowtions Research||$780k / Convertible Note (Lead)||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||GroupAhead||$875k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||DramaFever||$6M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||Spool||$1M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2011||Beautylish||$1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2011||Road Hero||$300k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||Wish||$1.7M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2011||Hearsay Social||$3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||ReadyForZero||$260k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2010||Course Hero||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2010||RethinkDB||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2010||Crocodoc||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|May 4, 2016||Business Ideas Lab - Youtube History – How Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley Founded The Company|
|May 3, 2016||Mac World - Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions|
|May 3, 2016||PC World - Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions|
|Apr 19, 2016||The Verge - The secret rules of the internet|
|Mar 18, 2016||Ad Age - SXSW Reporters' Notebook: Torchy's Tacos, Your Boss as Slackbot, Serious Surge Pricing|
|Mar 18, 2016||The Independent.ie - YouTube could have been a video-dating website|
|Mar 17, 2016||CNet - 11 things we learned at SXSW 2016|
|Mar 16, 2016||Geek - YouTube creators originally set out to build a dating site|