Emily Chiu

Corporate Development in San Francisco, CA

I have 14 years of experience across industries, company stages (start-up, growth, turnaround), and roles (operational, investing, and advisory).

I'm currently in Corp Dev, where I work across Square's B2B & B2C product lines to drive innovation and growth.

Previously, as a Partner at 500 Startups, I oversaw M&A, and led half a dozen Seed / Series A investments.

As an entrepreneur, I've been on the founding teams of two ventures, and raised >$40 million to launch two accredited universities that serve students worldwide.

Before the startup world, I was an investor at a $4 billion private equity fund that led $100+ million control-oriented investments. I served in Board roles and worked closely with portfolio companies to scale operations and growth.

I started my career as a technology and healthcare investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where I advised on $8 billion in completed M&A, and helped raise over $2.5 billion in financing.

I graduated from UPenn's Wharton School of Business and Huntsman Program in International Studies. I've also studied at Tsinghua in Beijing and Harvard University.

I love meeting simpatico individuals, especially those with interesting perspectives on the world / who are building businesses that can have meaningful impact.

  • Work
    • Square
  • Education
    • Harvard University
    • The Wharton School of Business
    • University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman International Program
    • Tsinghua University