' David Chen | WestSummit Capital

David Chen

Venture Advisor

David Chen is co-Founder and former Vice Chairman & President of VanceInfo, one of the largest China based IT services firms with more than 20,000 associates. He oversaw strategy and daily operations between 2001 and 2010. Before it went public in 2007 at NYSE, VanceInfo was backed by prominent VCs including DCM, Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital.

Prior to co-founding VanceInfo, David held multiple management and technical positions at Asera, IBM/Crossworlds, KPMG Consulting, Oracle and UCSF Medical Center.

David is passionate about fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and technological innovation across China and the US and he is the Chairman of HYSTA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship and leadership among Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is also an active angel investor and currently he serves as board member for sense.ly and SocialTouch. He is also advising VC firms such as SequoiaCBC Digital Fund, Kaiwu Walden Capital, Ivy Capital and Boston based Procyon Venture Partners.


  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering. University of California, Irvine
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tongji University