Shuo Chen is a General Partner at IOVC, where she focuses on early stage venture investments in Silicon Valley with a focus on future of work and enterprise/SaaS. She is also Faculty at UC Berkeley and Singularity University. Shuo is appointed by California Governor Gavin Newson to serve as 1 of 13 voting members on California's Mental Health Commission as well, which includes overseeing ~$2.6 billion annually in state budget and advising the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.
In her venture role, Shuo has invested in companies now acquired by Goldman Sachs, Ford, Caterpillar, Binance and Dialpad, as well as now unicorns including Boom, Checkr, Grubmarket, Instacart and Rescale. She has helped portfolio companies close deals with Amazon, Apple, Google, Mercedes-Benz and NASA among others, as well as scaled portfolio companies into Europe and Asia.
Prior, Shuo worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking, where she worked with clients including Alibaba and Tencent, as well as represented the firm on the Board of Women in Finance. Before that, Shuo was at PwC, where she worked on Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola and LinkedIn’s $119 million acquisition of SlideShare. Shuo has also co-authored one of the leading books on financial regulations published by Cambridge University Press in 2019, and sits on the Advisory Board of Forbes China, where she advises on content and awards for Asian Americans in North America.
The future generation of leaders will be internet native and blockchain savvy influencers. With exponential technologies including AI, AR/VR and blockchain that rapidly change our work, our workforce and our workplace, the future of work will be shaped by entrepreneurial minds who can effectively leverage these exponential technologies and its value drivers to bring the most innovative solutions. This session covers top challenges and opportunities in equipping the future generations of leaders for success, exponential technologies driving innovative solutions, as well as select case studies from some of the most renowned corporates and startups alike across the world.
The explosion of coronavirus as well as recent market volatility has accelerated changes in every industry, particularly financial services and banking, making this discussion around the future of finance more relevant than ever. With these changes, we are on the verge of one of the most significant technological transformations in modern history – with vast implications for financial institutions and banking, including both tremendous challenges as well as great opportunities. It is important to understand how exponential technologies, including AI and blockchain, augment and empower financial services. This talk covers 1) top exponential technologies impacting the future of finance, with a focus on AI/big data and blockchain, 2) how these exponential technologies have been leveraged by some of the largest financial institutions as well as most promising fintech startups around the world (with a focus on the US and China) to bring exponential change to their respective businesses, and 3) future opportunities for financial services professionals and organizations from payments and lending to capital markets and asset management, especially given the impact of COVID-19.