Andy Chen is an investing partner on Coatue’s early-stage initiative and has been building or investing in startup companies for over a decade. Prior to joining Coatue, Andy was an operating partner at KPCB, where he worked across their venture and growth portfolio and drove the firm’s executive recruiting strategy, advising their entrepreneurs around all areas of human capital. Andy was also responsible for starting the KPCB Fellows Program, a scouting initiative aimed at identifying and investing in the next generation of founders across U.S. universities.
Before joining KPCB, Andy was a weapons analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. In this role, he provided intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers, including President Barack Obama. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Andy currently shares his life with his wife and two rescue cats, Sumo and Miso, who also are the landlords of the house.