Patrick Chung

Partner, Menlo Park

Patrick is co-head of NEA’s Seed-stage investing practice and a founding partner of The Experiment Fund, an on-campus venture fund founded by NEA and Harvard ( 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, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College.

Entrepreneurs in my Life

  • Loopt
    2005 Loopt Started working with Sam Altman and Nick Sivo
  • 23andMe
    2007 23andMe Started working with Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey
  • Lytro
    2010 Lytro Started working with Ren Ng
  • Rock Health
    2010 Rock Health Started working with Halle Tecco
  • Euclid
    2011 Euclid Started working with Will Smith
  • Pulse
    2011 Pulse Started working with Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta
  • CrowdMed
    2012 CrowdMed Started working with Jared Heyman,
  • Xfund
    2012 Experiment Fund Started Harvard Experiment Fund with Dean Cherry Murray, Harry Weller, Hugo Van Vuuren, Jim Breyer, and Alan Crane
  • Upworthy
    2012 Upworthy Started working with Eli Pariser and Peter Koechley