Andrew Chung

Andrew Chung

Founder and Managing Partner at 1955 Capital

Andrew Chung is the founder of 1955 Capital — an organization dedicated to investing in technology from both the Americas and Europe that can help address the most pressing issues facing places like China, India and other countries in the developing world.

Chung has been a technology investor and entrepreneur for over two decades. Prior to his involvement with 1955 Capital, he was a general partner at Khosla Ventures — a renowned venture capital firm with over $5 billion under management. That organization also held the distinction of having the largest sustainable technology venture portfolio in the world, and Chung was responsible for the management of over $500 million in assets.

Chung received his bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors. He received his master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business during his time at the University of Pennsylvania. He has keynoted at the White House, the Asian Venture Capital Journal Forum, the Swiss Economic Forum and others during his career. He also advises both federal and state government officials on critical energy policy matters on a regular basis.

In 2015 Chung founded 1955 Capital to bring western technology to China. He named the company after the year in which technology influencers Vinod Khosla, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Eric Schmidt were born. His stated goals for the venture capital company are “to solve the developing world’s greatest challenges” on the principle that “developing countries have survival-driven demands that can accelerate tech commercialization.”

Chung has focused on investments promoting “climate tech” and “clean tech.” Climate tech refers to technology investments with the purpose of lessening the effect of climate change around the world.

These projects include manufacturing cleaner fuel for vehicles, finding sustainable food products, and removing carbon dioxide out from the atmosphere. Chung defines clean tech as processes that make energy production and energy use more efficient.

Chung has worked on the global expansion of meatless burger maker Impossible Foods, egg-less mayonnaise manufacturer Hampton Creek, and biotech startup BioConsortia.


June 30, 2015

Chung started 1955 Capital

June 30, 2011

Started working for Khosla Ventures

June 30, 2006

Earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

June 1999

Graduated Phi Beta Kappa honors and earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics

August 1995

Andrew Chung started attending Harvard University



Further reading


1955 Capital and Andrew Chung Victorious in Arbitration Ruling


February 7, 2020

1955 Capital's Andrew Chung: Why ClimateTech Is Heating Up in Venture Capital

John Jannarone


February 26, 2020

Andrew Chung - Founder of 1955 Capital


June 15, 2020

Andrew Chung and 1955 Capital Invest in Nature's Fynd | FinSMEs


April 13, 2020

Andrew Chung's 1955 Capital is Weaving the Tech Web Worldwide

Angela Stevens


May 1, 2020

CEO Spotlight: Andrew Chung, Founder And Managing Partner Of 1955 Capital > CEOWORLD magazine


April 15, 2020

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 1955 Capital and Andrew Chung

1955 Capital


February 6, 2020

How a Chinese restaurant, Hong Kong idol, and fatherhood shape Andrew Chung's VC philosophy

Dylan Tweney


October 29, 2013

How Startups Should Adapt to COVID-19 - Andrew Chung - Medium

Andrew Chung


June 25, 2020

Meet 1955 Capital, a New Fund to Bridge China, U.S.

Katie Fehrenbacher


February 24, 2016

Q&A with Andrew Chung, Founder of 1955 Capital - Professional Tales


With $200 Million, New Venture Firm 1955 Capital Plans To Bring Western Tech To China

Aaron Tilley


February 24, 2016

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


Andrew Chung and VCs Discuss Financing Trends in Tech for Emerging Companies | Silicon Dragon Awards

Andrew Chung Speaks at Cross-Border Venture Summit | What Investors Should Know about China

AVCJ Television Interview with Andrew Chung

Emerging New Forces on Sand Hill, feat. Andrew Chung | Global Capital Summit 2017

Fortune Magazine Presents: How the China/U.S. Trade Talks Affect Sustainability, feat. Andrew Chung


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