Dr Andrew Chen

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Andrew was part of the Matū team as a Venture Partner, responsible for running the due diligence processes of the fund, managing financial modelling and valuation work, leading the project sourcing program and building relationships with technology transfer offices, managing the whakatipu tāngata program, and providing technical and operational support across the fund.

Andrew has been part of Return On Science and Momentum since 2017, and is now the Chair of the Digital Technologies Investment Committee as well as a member of the Wellington Momentum Investment Committee. These are set up to help identify and commercialise innovation, entrepreneurial ideas from our universities and research institutions, and support student entrepreneurship.

Andrew is also a technical expert across the computing spectrum, from reconfigurable hardware to artificial intelligence and machine learning. He completed a PhD in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2019, focusing on computer vision for person tracking applications, as well as using technology to help protect the privacy of people being observed by surveillance cameras. He is a part-time Research Fellow with Koi Tū – the Center for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland and provides media commentary on the social and ethical implications of new technologies. Born and educated in Auckland, Andrew is now based in Wellington.