Grace Chou

PARTNER

Grace is deeply passionate about technology’s power to transform consumer lives, behavior, and culture.  She brings more than a decade of experience building and investing in companies transforming the way we live.

Prior to Maveron, Grace was a principal at Felicis Ventures, an early-stage fund where she invested and partnered closely with more than a dozen entrepreneurs. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, as well as Wall Street Journal’s 10 Women to Watch in Venture Capital.

Before becoming an investor, Grace was a corp dev and strategy leader at Walmart eCommerce. She helped Walmart acquire many new brands and led various strategic projects around the world that gave her insight into business models and consumer behavior across markets. Grace knows what it takes to take ideas and products from incubation to massive scale. She loves working with entrepreneurs at the earliest stages to help take businesses to incredible scale.

Grace was born and raised in Taiwan. She went to UC Berkeley where she studied Economics and Legal Studies. She now lives in the bay area with her husband, a toddler boy, and a mini Aussiedoodle.

What’s your go-to app? Superhuman & Notion. I’m huge on productivity. Superhuman has made me so much more efficient in getting through my emails. Notion has basically become my second brain.

What is your favorite occupation? Early-stage investing – I’m grateful to get to do what I love!

What is your most treasured possession? My family

What inspires you? Entrepreneurs – their passion, grit, tenacity, resilience, and unshakable purpose to change the world for the better

What is your motto? Beauty is in the process / the journey is the reward