West Virginia University Foundation Eyeing Venture Opportunities Outside Of U.S. | Nan Chen, Senior Investment Analyst | Q&A
Nan Chen is a senior investment analyst at the West Virginia University Foundation. She has been with the organization since 2011 and has held a few investment-related positions. In this interview, she discussed why WVU Foundation wants to increase allocation to early-stage venture capital; her focus on China-related strategies; and the close-knit community at WVU Foundation that celebrates and understands diverse cultures and experiences.
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