Andrew Chen

March 19, 2021 | secon2017

Andrew Chen is a Vice President on the Social Investment team.  His work at Social Finance includes oversight of the UP Fund, sustainability and resiliency projects, and data partnerships.  Previous to this role, Andrew spent over 25 years as an entrepreneur and impact investor.  He was a Managing Director at BlueHub Capital overseeing the firm’s community development venture capital activities.  He invested, monitored or served on the boards of portfolio companies including Zipcar (IPO and now a division of Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR)), Acelero Learning, SelecTech, CASTion (acquired by ThermoEnergy), TracRac (acquired by a PE firm), and geoVue (acquired by Versata).  He also served as the founding CEO of WegoWise, a building efficiency analytics platform that integrated building performance data with sustainable real estate management practices.  WegoWise was acquired by AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF).  Andrew graduated from Johns Hopkins with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.  He then traded the Baltimore humidity for the Boston cold and received his S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization.