Wayee Chu

Investor & Advisor

Investor in early stage startups focused on education and the future of work.


Wayee was born in Queens, New York and raised in Connecticut by Chinese parents who immigrated to the US for the sole purpose of getting an education; this upbringing no doubt influenced and shaped her understanding of the importance of education and ultimately led to a career path and commitment in bringing greater access and opportunity to all learners.

Wayee’s first experience with entrepreneurs was when she moved to California in 2005 to work at NewSchools Venture Fund, alongside her colleagues Jennifer Carolan and Shauntel Garvey. Her foundational experience supporting some of the most inspiring and innovative education entrepreneurs led her to join the team at Reach Capital where she continues her passion in supporting early stage founders who are building companies that look to transform the way we learn and live.