VegaLab Ventures is founded by Rose Chen, with an extensive background in technology investments, growth strategy, strategic alliance & ecosystem development and executive coaching. She advises strategic investors, corporate ventures and private equity in technology investments and ecosystem development in fintech, health and industrial internet of things. She serves on the Board of ConnectAItogether (artificial intelligence learning) and Kara (behavioral health). She is also an executive coach and an active strategic advisor to Stanford Cardinal Ventures, Quantum Insights (biotech, AI), Greenowl Mobile/Indus.ai (IIoT, AI) and Wujitech (digital health AI).
Rose held various leadership, strategic and operational roles at GE digital (IIoT), Federal Home Loan Bank (wholesale bank) and IMG/Chase Equity Partners, executing growth strategies in strategic alliances & ecosystem development, facilitating digital transformation initiatives in industrial IoT and fintech ecosystem, and providing recommendations and oversight to the Board. As an investment professional, Rose was instrumental in leading and supporting investments in ESPN classic Europe (exit to ESPN), tickets.com (IPO), sports.com (exit to CBS Sportsline). She also facilitated and structured M&A transactions for healthcare (Columbia HCA), edtech and consumer brands (Mattel).
Recently, Rose completed Directors’ College at Stanford Law School in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, Master’s Degree in Engineering Economics Systems and Operations Research (known as Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University and was a Fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute for Sustainable Investing. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder, a certified coach (CPCC) and a certified mediator. She is also a member of the Stanford Women on Board organization and the IDC Strategic Alliances Leadership Council. Rose is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese.