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Nelson Chu

Managing Director, Kinetic Ventures
Nelson Chu


  • M.B.A. Harvard Business School, 1995
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1990
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1988


  • Managing Director, Kinetic Ventures, 1998-Present

Former Professional Positions

  • Consultant, McKinsey & Company, 1995-1997 
  • Development Manager, Oracle Corporation, 1990-1993

Volunteer Positions

  • Board & Executive Committee, MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, 1999-present 
  • President, Southern Capital Forum, Atlanta, GA, 2008-present 
  • Advisory Board Member, Virginia Tech Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, 2017-present 
  • Board Member, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, 2019-present 
  • Member, Technology Advisory Subcommittee of the Board, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 2017-present 
  • Past Co-Chair, Innovate Workgroup, FinTech Atlanta, 2016-present 
  • Trustee, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA, 2011-2015 
  • Advisory Board, MIT Enterprise Forum Global, 2014-2015