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Roger Chen

Principal, Genacast Ventures, New York Office

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"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do."

At Comcast Ventures

Roger is a Principal at Genacast Ventures, a seed fund that was formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures. At Genacast, Roger's responsibilities include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and managing the growth of existing portfolio companies. Genacast Ventures invests up to $1M in 4-6 seed-stage, B2B technology startups each year. 

Before Comcast Ventures

Prior to joining Genacast, Roger worked with a number of private equity and venture capital firms supporting investment diligence efforts with industry and technical knowledge. He also spent time at Google leading product efforts across Maps, Local AI, and Chrome. Roger began his career in software development and implementation at Deloitte and GE.

Education

Roger holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wharton

Fun Fact

Roger got his start in venture capital by cold emailing DMX lyrics to a famous investor known for his love of rap music. To increase the odds of success without a warm intro, Roger recommends that entrepreneurs include their favorite rap lyric in their cold emails.

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