Cathryn Chen is CEO and co-founder of MarketX. MarketX is an online investment management platform helping connect a generation of mass affluent investors with alternative financial products and independent wealth managers. We offer a spectrum of investment products from single house lending projects, car & consumer luxury goods loans, to pre-IPO company shares in high growth technology companies. We are the first online platform to facilitate direct investments in alternative financial markets between the U.S. and Asia. Previously, Cathryn worked at Deutsche Bank, Rothschild in London, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, where she contributed to dozens of IPOs and private placements including Alibaba and Xiaomi. Prior to the Twitter and Alibaba IPOs, she witnessed first-hand the pent up demand for pre-IPO shares which led her to found MarketX. She also worked at EverString, an ad-tech startup backed by Lightspeed and Sequoia, bringing predictive analytics to sales & marketing at Fortune500 enterprises. In college, she co-founded MoneyThink LA, a White House-recognized, 501(c)3 non-profit that provides financial education to urban high school students. Cathryn graduated from UCLA and the London School of Economics.