Chi-Hua Chien is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 2007 and focuses on investments in consumer technology. Chi-Hua serves on the board of directors or works closely with the teams at Booyah, Chegg, Chill, GOGII, Inspirato, Karma Science (acquired by FB), Klout, Path, Reputation.com, Spotify, Twitter and Zaarly.
Before coming to KPCB, Chi-Hua worked with Accel Partners as a venture advisor and associate. He originated Accel’s investments in Facebook (FB) and AdECN (acquired by MSFT) and worked on the firm’s investments in AdMob (acquired by GOOG), fbFund, Glam, Trulia (TRLA) and YuMe Networks. Before becoming an investor, Chi-Hua was an early employee or co-founder of several startups, three of which achieved successful exits between US$30 million and US$300 million. Chi-Hua was the director of marketing at Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), where he led the marketing and inside sales teams and served as interim CFO for Coremetrics through two rounds of venture funding. He also was part of the early teams at MyListo (as a founder) and eCoverage.
Chi-Hua has an M.S. degree in industrial engineering, a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and a B.A. degree in economics, all from Stanford University. At Stanford, he was named a Mayfield Fellow and President’s Scholar. Chi-Hua also earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Chi-Hua was named one of the Top VCs Under 35 by VC Journal and a member of the Elite Eight VCs To Watch by Forbes.