Jefferson Chen Partner

Jefferson Chen is a Partner at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on investments in early-stage companies in the internet, artificial intelligence, FinTech, and enterprise software sectors. Prior to GSR Ventures, Jefferson was Head of Private Investing for Greater China at Farallon Capital, a leading global hedge fund with more than $20 billion in assets under management. Jefferson is an active angel investor in a number of successful startups in China and the US. He is the co-founder of the Chinese Entrepreneur Organization at Stanford (“CEO”), the largest entrepreneurship society at Stanford. Jefferson is also the co-founder & CEO of ADVANCE.AI, an artificial intelligence company. He received a BA in Computer Software with Distinction from Tsinghua University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Featured Companies


Plus.ai is a world leader in self-driving truck technology and specializes in providing full-stack self-driving technology to enable large scale autonomous commercial transport. Plus.ai is currently working with leading truck manufacturers and top fleet operators in the U.S. and abroad.


Xiaobu is a technology company that provides parenting advice and plans for early childhood education. By providing high-quality content and tools, Xiaobu helps their users navigate parenthood, a confusing period for many millennial parents.


NIUM is a global financial technology platform redefining the way consumers and businesses send, spend and receive funds across borders. The company is continuously innovating to provide the most relevant and agile solutions to meet the needs of consumers and businesses, having evolved from solely focusing on consumer remittance via InstaReM, to also providing fintech solutions for businesses. Nium is regulated in Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America, and processes billions of dollars a year for banks and payments institutions, the next generation of e-commerce players, OTAs and retail users across the world.


Longmao Data specializes in providing data services for artificial intelligence platforms. It collects images, texts, voices, and videos, and utilizes crowdsourcing to annotate the data, which in turn enables AI platforms to train their AI models. 


IrisView is a pioneering XR OS supplier committed to empowering next-generation terminal devices. Founded in 2016, IrisView has developed a robust underlying system for numerous XR products and jointly launched reference designs with  several ODM manufacturers. By serving as a liaison between hardware and software companies, IrisView aims to explore and define next-generation application systems with industry partners both upstream and downstream, including hardware manufacturers, algorithm suppliers, application makers, and content providers. IrisView’s mission is to drive the future of IT, delivering advanced human-computer interactions to users around the world.

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