Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen Headshot

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Vice President

2020

  • Impact Investing

Economic Mobility, Education

Andrew Chen is a Vice President of Impact Investments and focuses on the firm’s workforce development offerings. He oversees the UP Fund, Social Finance’s first investment vehicle for the Career Impact Bond. Previous to this role, Andrew spent over 20 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). Andrew also served as the founding CEO of WegoWise, a building efficiency analytics platform funded by BlueHub 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.

"Poverty is unfreedom." - Amartya Sen

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Q&A: New Social Finance VPs Jackie Khor and Andrew Chen
Jackie and Andrew headshots side by side.

Q&A: New Social Finance VPs Jackie Khor and Andrew Chen

Jackie Khor and Andrew Chen joined Social Finance in January 2020 to lead essential social investment work, most notably, the continued development and expansion of the Career Impact Bond (CIB) strategy. We talked with them about how they came to…

Jackie Khor, Andrew Chen, and Social Finance