Oregon Venture Partners

Oregon Business Magazine did a story on David Chen

"He’s also the governor-appointed chairman of the nascent Oregon Innovation Council, an organization set up last year by the Oregon Legislature and charged with directing the state’s future bets on emerging industries."

"OVP, with offices in Portland and Kirkland, Wash., manages some $500 million and receives regular investments from the Oregon State Treasury, the most recent being $50 million in OVP’s seventh fund approved by the Oregon Investment Council in March. Chen is one of six investing partners at OVP and sits on the board of Portland-area startups Ambric and UXComm, along with Intelligent Results of Bellevue, Wash."

i didnt know the state gives millions to venture capitolists. its curious that chen is part of authorizing public payments to an org that he profits from. id like to meet the guy.