Vince Chan - Shaping The Future Of The Learning Industry And EdTech

Vince Chan

Vince Chan is the co-founder of Creta Ventures and the Chicago Booth Angels Network. Creta Ventures is focused on building a venture investment portfolio of educational assets around the globe while Chicago Booth Angels is aligned towards developing a cross-border intelligence network. Building on her education at Yale, Chicago and Toronto, she brings 25 years in the United States, Asia, and China of cross-functional strategic billion-dollar investment leadership, economic and financial data analytics capability, cross-border management, and entrepreneurial skills.

Vince uses the multi-faceted insights she gained during her stints with Goldman Sachs, Standard & Poor’s, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, TCW Asset Management, Deloitte & Touche as well as PricehouseCoopers to advocate for far-reaching paradigm shifts in education and learning. In the past six years, this accountant-banker turned passionate EdTech entrepreneur has cautioned businesses and educational institutions to prepare for a seismic shift in the merging worlds of work and education. As a regular speaker and moderator on the international EdTech conference circuit, she has focused on cutting- edge topics such as the global skills gap and the need to overhaul human capital development.

Vince Chan is the author of two popular career development books, read by tens of thousands of fans in China. “MBA War Stories” and "Investment in yourself” not only draw on Vince’s experience as MBA applications mentor to Chinese students but also chronicles her own career path – from humble beginnings as the only child of immigrant parents to attaining an Ivy League education and landing a top job as a billion-dollar fund manager.

Vince’s inspiring life story and insightful guidance to ambitious youngsters in Asia have attracted wide media attention. She has a strong online, print, television and radio presence, has written columns on tech innovation for leading publications such as Forbes China, and is a frequent guest speaker at leading Chinese universities, where she serves as a visionary role model to the next generation.

In an exclusive interview with AsiaTechDaily, she says

"Do not follow my footsteps or footsteps of others. Never try to be Jack Ma (or any celebrity you admire). Be true to yourself. Do things with your heart and head. Make your own mark."

Read on to know more about Vince Chan, her thoughts on entrepreneurship and her investment principles.

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