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Fall 2023 Colloquium: Nelson Chu on 'Solving Hair on Fire Problems'

Nov. 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Colloquium Series Nov. 1, 2023, 4-5 p.m. Nelson Chu on solving VC problems

Nelson Chu will discuss his career from the public sector (DoD research on electromagnetic wave propagation through forests) to the private sector (development manager at Oracle) to private capital, witha focus on the importance of solving “Hair On Fire Problems.”

When Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023; Reception 3:30 p.m., Talk 4 p.m.  
In-Person Virginia Tech Research Center, Foggy Bottom Room, Second Floor, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington  
Remote Zoom  


About Nelson Chu

Chu is a managing director with Kinetic Ventures and a partner in its most recent six funds.

He joined Kinetic Ventures in 1998, bringing extensive technology, engineering and consulting expertise. His investment activities focus on information and infrastructure technologies, enterprise and Internet software, database-related applications, and other emerging software and hardware technologies.

Prior to joining Kinetic, Chu was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta, where he served as an advisor on strategic and operational issues for various computer, telecom, transportation and manufacturing industry clients.

Previously, he was a development manager with Oracle Corporation, where he led the design, development, and support of products within the Oracle Applications suite of financial products.

Chu received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University, his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School