Ashley Chu


Ashley Chu is a Venture Partner at 1982 Ventures. She is active in investment, portolio management and investor relations. She is experienced in global expansion, business development and product

Ashley has been on advisory board of a few startups, including a successful insurtech startup that raised Series D from Andreessen Horowitz. She is also an advisor for venture capital funds and incubators.

Previously, Ashley worked in the investment team at L Catterton growth and private equity funds, where
she executed investments on technology and consumer companies. She also helped her portfolio
companies grow their online businesses via global strategic partnership execution and product CX
improvement. During her time, she covered four portfolio companies that went IPOs or in the process of filing IPOs.

Prior to L Catterton , Ashley led the global expansion efforts at Amazon, where she was one of the
founding team members at Amazon Singapore and Japan-China Global Store. She managed the product launch and established external partnerships in international markets.

Prior to Amazon, she was a Vice President at BNP Paribas BOW bank and Wells Fargo Bank in San

Ashley studied her MBA degree at INSEAD and Wharton. She also holds a Master’s degree in Statistics
from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from New York University. She passed two levels of the CFA program.

Short Story:

Origins: Family has lived in New Jersey for about 3 decades after immigrating from Asia, but I went to undergrad and grad schools in New York. Later, I’ve studied and worked in San Francisco, France, Australia, Japan, Singapore and China. I call Singapore and USA home.

Dream Job: Orchestra conductor (childhood dream job) and Interior Designer (when I grew up).

Sports:  Latin Dancer for decades, also completed 42KM marathon races.

Travel: I’m a solo female traveler to 138 countries so far and on my way to complete the world. I’m a travel author with a series of travel journals, featured on NBC, Straits Times, BIGO, Columbia University, and many major media. Need any travel advice? Let me know.

Dream Job: Orchestra conductor (childhood dream job) and Interior Designer (when I grew up).