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Nelson ChuKinetic Ventures

    Mr. Chu is a Managing Director in his 21st year at Kinetic Ventures. He is a Partner in its most recent four funds.

    Mr. Chu joined Kinetic Ventures in 1998, and brings extensive technology, engineering and consulting expertise to the Firm. His investment activities focus on information and infrastructure technologies, enterprise and Internet software, database-related applications, and other emerging software and hardware technologies. He has led a broad range of Kinetic investments including Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX), LogicBlox-Predictix (acquired by Infor), Tower Cloud (acquired by Communications Sales & Leasing, now Uniti Group; NASDAQ: UNIT), BroadWare (acquired by Cisco; NASDAQ: CSCO), VerticalOne (acquired by SONE; NASDAQ: SONE), FoodBuy (acquired by Compass Group; LSE: CPG.L), Instant Financial, Navistone, OPTii Solutions, Kobiton, and ProctorFree.

    Prior to joining Kinetic, Mr. 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.

    Mr. Chu received his BS in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Virginia Tech University, his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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