Cathryn Chen has over 10 years of private investing experience. In 2015, Chen founded MarketX, an investment platform connecting global investors with pre-IPO investments in the US and China. Previously, Chen worked at Deutsche Bank, Rothschild in London, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, where she contributed to dozens of IPOs and private placements including Alibaba and Xiaomi. At JP Morgan, she ran the Investment Bank and Private Bank Partnership Program. Chen has managed and facilitated secondary investments for 200+ family offices across Asia and the United States.
Prior to founding MarketX, She also worked at EverString, an ad- tech startup that has raised more than $80M, backed by Sequoia Capital & Lightspeed Partners, bringing predictive analytics and Marketing Automation to Fortune 500 enterprises.
In 2008, she co-founded MoneyThink LA, a White House-recognized, 501(c)3 non- profit that provides financial education to urban high school students around the nation. MoneyThink was awarded the Top 10 Social Entrepreneurship Award by President Obama in 2012.
Chen graduated from UCLA and the London School of Economics and Political Science.