Chi-Hua Chien is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Goodwater Capital and serves as a strategic advisor to KPCB. Prior to co-founding Goodwater, Chi-Hua was a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He serves on the Board of Directors of Path, Lithium (fka Klout), Zaarly, Chill, Level Money, and Zumper. He also invested in Chegg, Inspirato, Karma Science (acquired by FB), Spotify, and Twitter. Previously, Chi-Hua was an Associate at Accel Partners, where he originated Accel’s investment in Facebook. Chi-Hua was an early employee or co-founder of four startups including Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), where he led the marketing and inside sales teams, served as interim CFO, and was appointed to the Office of the President.
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.