23 September 2020

1982 Ventures Appoints Ashley Chu as a New Venture Partner

Ashley Chu has been appointed a Venture Partner at 1982 Ventures.

1982 Ventures is proud to announce that Ashley Chu has joined the 1982 Ventures team as a Venture Partner.  1982 Ventures will benefit from her years of experience in technology, startups and venture capital in Southeast Asia, United States and China.

Herston Powers (Managing Partner at 1982 Ventures) stated, “We are extremely excited to add Ashley Chu to the 1982 Ventures team. We look forward to the diversity of thought that she will bring to our team.”

Previously she was an investor at L Catterton, as well as one of the founding members at Amazon Singapore leading Amazon global expansion. Ashley has extensive experiences as a strategic advisor to startups and accelerators in Silicon Valley, Singapore, London, and other Asian countries. She holds an MBA at INSEAD, a Master’s degree in Statistics at Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree at Communications and Media Studies at NYU.

Ashley Chu (Venture Partner at 1982 Ventures) stated, “Southeast Asia is one of the most exciting regions in the world for venture capital. 1982 Ventures is a perfect platform to access the fast-growing market for early stage fintech and venture capital.”

Herston continued, “In an uncertain environment for startups, she will be a critical part of how we support our limited partners and portfolio companies achieve their goals and milestones.”

In her personal time, she set up KK Success to help people with school, career and life coaching.  She is a solo world traveler who has been to nearly 140 countries, book author, online content creator and amateur musician and dancer. She has been featured on CNBC, Straits Times, and other major media outlets.