I invest in startups that are changing the world. A lot (but not all) of my inspiration comes from studying apps that have found product-market fit in other countries around the world. I'm especially passionate about:
-live audio and live video
-anything built on top of zoom
-proptech! residential real estate
If you're building something new, I'd love to hear from you! DM me or msg me on LinkedIn.
Connie Chan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley based technology venture capital firm with over $7B under management. Since joining Andreessen Horowitz in 2011, Connie has worked on the investment team sourcing deals and working closely with startups across the portfolio. She also spearheaded the firm’s Asia network to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley companies looking to navigate Asia opportunities and companies in Asia seeking to better understand Silicon Valley. Connie’s writing and speaking on the topic of innovation in China has brought renewed attention to the topic with her writing on WeChat winning a Sidney award in 2015.
Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Connie worked at HP leading its webOS efforts in China. She started her career as a private equity investor at Elevation Partners, investing in media and entertainment. Connie received her B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Connie Chan（陈梅陵）是美国硅谷创投公司Andreessen Horowitz的合伙人，其专注于消费类技术领域的早期阶段风投项目，并负责建立和维护该公司的亚太区关系。此前，Connie带领惠普Palm公司的在华业务发展以及市场营销工作，并负责管理webOS操作系统的应用程序搜索目录（App Catalog）、开发人员门户以及Facebook移动应用程序的创建。在Palm之前，Connie担任美国硅谷私募集金Elevation Partners的创始资深投资经理，为该拥有18亿美元管理资产的基金研究并分析高科技、媒体及娱乐领域的投资项目。Connie毕业于斯坦福大学，于四年之内获得经济学学士学位以及管理科学及工程的硕士学位。
- Fast Company's Most Creative People
- Wired's Next 20 Tech Visionary
- Midas Brink List
- New York Times' Sidney award
- LinkedIn NextWave Top Professional 35 and Under
- Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum
My grandfather named me after a plum blossom tree on a hill. According to Wikipedia, the Chinese see the plum blossoms as both a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. The blossoms bloom most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, after most other plants have shed their leaves, and before other flowers appear. They are seen as symbols of perseverance and to quote Disney's Mulan, a "flower that blooms in adversity."
I hope to live a life worthy of that name.
(Photo is from one of my first trips to Shanghai, over a decade ago!)
Using cultural moments to drive surges in traffic and launch new features
How China micro-influencers monetize their expertise and following
More examples of how livestreaming, short video apps in China monetize via commerce
The Steve Jobs of China, Allen Zhang, shares his product philosophy
Diversify your revenue streams, China shows you how. Consumer apps need more revenue streams besides ads
The real reason why TikTok can't be easily copied --> it's all about the algorithm
What you can learn from China and apply to your business today
7.18.18, a16z (Ben Horowitz)
^ One of the cross-border deals I'm most proud of: WeChat's very first official account!
5.2.20, Business Insider
3.17.20, Vogue Business
How TikTok Holds Our Attention
9.30.19, The New Yorker
5.10.19, Los Angeles Times
4.17.19, Nikkei Asian Review
3.07.19, New York Times
2.22.19, Los Angeles Times
11.14.18, The Wall Street Journal
China Will Soon Challenge Silicon Valley
4.20.18, The Wall Street Journal
11.8.17, Washington Post
9.23.17, The Economist
8.11.17, MIT Tech Review
6.13.17, The Wall Street Journal
6.9.17, The Wall Street Journal
6.4.17, The Wall Street Journal
May 2017, Fast Company
2.13.17, Fast Company
1.2.17, Fast Company
11.23.16, Financial Times
10.11.16, LinkedIn Lists
8.6.16, The Economist
8.4.16, Washington Post
with Sonal Chokshi. a16z's 500th podcast episode! Hear how it started and how it's made.
with Kurt House, John Thompson, and Hanne Tidnam
with Benedict Evans, Steven Sinofsky, and Kyle Russell. Convo on innovation, platforms, VR
with Clay Shirky. What Xiaomi, WeChat and Alibaba tell us about Chinese innovation
with Anu Hariharan. India and China startups and conglomerates