Raymond Chan

New York, NY

I am a native New Yorker, born and bred. I grew up in Flushing, Queens but since 2007, I’ve called the UWS my home. I am the luckiest husband, and proud father of two. One particularly curious 3 year old boy and a 7-month old girl with an infectious smile. I love my family, and although NYC isn’t the easiest place to raise a family, we make do.

I am also an entrepreneur. In the last 8+ years, I have specialized in digital media, internet and technology startups.

My current passion project is Culinary Agents (CA), where I am co-founder and lead product. We started CA because we want to provide culinary and hospitality professionals a platform where they can build community, share & find the best opportunities, and develop there careers.

Our approach is unique in that we focus on design and approaching the ecosystem holistically. We work hard to build lasting relationships, and want to give all parts of the community a voice - from the talent and businesses looking to grow, to the schools and non-profit organizations focused on developing the talent. After all, it's all about the people!

Prior to Culinary Agents, I co-founded and led technology and product at Image Space Media (ISM), a digital advertising platform that connects brands with visual content on the web. ISM was acquired in January 2012 by Vibrant Media where I led product management. It was an amazing experience.

Prior to ISM, I led product development at Inform building powerful semantic SaaS products that allowed clients like CNN and Washington Post to connect their readers with interesting content by identifying related topics & entities. Inform was my first taste of being in a start-up. Being a core member of the team that got them company to the next stage was exciting.

I started my career at Citi, where in 6 years, I worked my way up to be

  • Education
    • Columbia University
    • Stevens Institute of Technology