Phil Chen is a senior advisor at Race Capital, a serial entrepreneur and investor. Prior, Phil was the founder of HTC Vive(leading VR headset), Exodus (world’s first crypto phone), Alex eReader (acquired by B&N), partner at Horizons Ventures and led numerous investments including Improbable (valued at $2B), Beats (acquired by Apple for $3B), Sandbox VR (valued at $400M), among others.
Phil joined HTC late 2007 and shipped the world’s first Android phone and helped grow HTC from a USD$2B to USD$ 35B market cap company. Phil is a proud Taiwanese entrepreneur and received his B.A and B.S in Mathematics and Physics from UCSD and an M.Div from Fuller Seminary. He is the happy husband of Tanya and proud father of Miles, Naomi and Olive.
Phil previously invested in Scopely (valued at $3.3B) and Improbable (valued at $2.4B), sourced from his network from Horizons Ventures. He is one of the earliest product managers of the first Android phones and the creator of the HTC Vive and the Exodus crypto phone. He started the corporate venture arm at HTC that acquired Beats.
As Founding Managing Partner at Presence Capital, he invested in several computer vision companies such as Escher Reality and 6D.ai (acquired by Niantic), Loom.ai (acquired by Roblox), Blue Vision Labs (acquired by Lyft), and Thalmic Labs (acquired by Google).
At Horizons Ventures, he led many deep-tech and AI-related deals and served as a board member for 10+ companies globally from Israel, London, to San Francisco. He’s featured in the best selling innovation books in the History of the Future by Blake Harris and Non-Bullshit Innovation by David Rowan, also featured investor on The Information, Engadget, Business Insider, and several CNBC interviews and podcasts.