Patrick S.Chung

Founding Partner, Xfund

Patrick is a founding partner of Xfund. Prior to joining Xfund full-time, Patrick was a partner at NEA and led the firm’s consumer and seed investment practices. He is a director of 23andMe, Curalate, Euclid, Fanhattan, Lytro, MeCommerce, Philo, and Ravel Law, and is actively involved with Coursera, CrowdMed, IFTTT, Rock Health, and Upworthy. Past investments include Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn), Loopt (acquired by Green Dot), GoodGuide (acquired by Underwriters Laboratories), Xfire (acquired by Viacom), and Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM). Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies. Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Patrick was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Patrick earned his A.B. degree at Harvard College in Environmental Science. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, an elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College.

W. Hugo Van Vuuren

Founding Partner, Xfund

Hugo is a founding partner of Xfund. He serves as an Expert-in-Residence at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and on the Board of Directors of Work-Bench, the enterprise technology growth accelerator in New York City that he co-founded at the MIT Media Lab. Hugo was on the founding team of two startups backed by Y Combinator and was a Founding Director of Artscience Labs, headquartered in Paris and in Boston. During his graduate studies he led The Laboratory @ Harvard, served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and won TED, PopTech, and Aspen fellowships for his research and entrepreneurial work. Hugo earned his A.B. (Economics) and Masters of Design Studies degrees from Harvard University.

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