[Webinar] Meet the VC: Roger chen | Silverton Partners
November 11, 2022
Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Roger Chen of Silverton Partners to discuss fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate, with our partners Pacific Western Bank, Kastner Gravelle & Insperity.
About Roger Chen
Roger has been an active investor and technology leader for over 10 years. He is currently a Partner with Silverton Partners, a leading venture capital firm that invests in early stage software and consumer businesses with high growth potential. Roger is a board director and/or investor in AllVoices, Apprentice, Billie, Copper Cow Coffee, Fama, Fetch, Kronologic, Literati, Living Security, Mobile Tech RX, Novo Labs, OneDay, Clerk, Restream, RouteFusion, Rx Redefined, TIV, and Wheel.
Prior to joining Silverton in 2017, Roger was a Principal at Genacast Ventures in New York, a boutique seed-stage venture capital firm affiliated with Comcast Ventures focused on B2B software investing. While at Genacast, he was involved with investments in BigID, DrayNow, and Uptycs.
Before his investing career, Roger worked as an engineer turned PM at Google in Mountain View where he led various initiatives within Google Maps and Chrome. Roger studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
About Silverton Partners:
The Silverton team partners with entrepreneurs who are dedicated to tackling growth markets and building lasting companies. In partnering with Silverton, companies benefit from its vast network and expertise from decades of growing and investing in successful businesses. Silverton Partners is based in Austin, TX, and was the initial institutional investor for AlertMedia, Billie, SailPoint, Silicon Labs, Storable, Self Financial, TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Wheel, WP Engine and The Zebra among others. For more information, please visit silvertonpartners.com.
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