Kevin Chen

Investment Team
San Francisco, CA
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Kevin is a member of the investment team, where he focuses on enterprise software.

Prior to 8VC, Kevin worked on systems architecture research with Professor Dan Abadi at the University of Maryland to build new primitives for distributed databases. He worked on applied research in large-scale ML models at Airbnb AI Labs. He was an early engineer at Neeva, a search engine startup, where he worked on ranking and built their first indexing pipeline.

Kevin graduated from the University of Maryland, where he competed in ACM-ICPC and created a class on reinforcement learning.

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Jun 22, 2023

From Overload to Oversight: Announcing the Acryl & 8VC Partnership

It’s hardly news that we’re living in an era of information overload, with an unrelenting explosion in data volume, complexity, and fragmentation - most of it by popular demand. As user personas have multiplied, new tools and systems of record have cropped up faster than they can be managed. Despite massive data growth, there’s an increasingly acute shortage of data discoverability and transparency. Simply determining what lives where is surprisingly difficult. Perhaps most worrisome, the downstream consequences of data misplacement and breaking changes extend far and wide. 

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Jun 22, 2023

From Overload to Oversight: Announcing the Acryl & 8VC Partnership

It’s hardly news that we’re living in an era of information overload, with an unrelenting explosion in data volume, complexity, and fragmentation - most of it by popular demand. As user personas have multiplied, new tools and systems of record have cropped up faster than they can be managed. Despite massive data growth, there’s an increasingly acute shortage of data discoverability and transparency. Simply determining what lives where is surprisingly difficult. Perhaps most worrisome, the downstream consequences of data misplacement and breaking changes extend far and wide. 

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May 16, 2023

The Automated Code Testing Revolution is Underway: Announcing the SapientAI-8VC Partnership

AI and automation have become essential components in the developer's toolkit, transforming the way we build software and offering the best hope yet of meeting the unrelenting demand for scale, speed, and reliability that has come to characterize the cloud-native era. Whether as engineers or investors, when attempting to identify the essential tools amid a sea of contenders, context is everything. This is doubly true for generating test code - a realization that helped to guide the formation of 8VC’s newest portfolio company, SapientAI.

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May 16, 2023

The Automated Code Testing Revolution is Underway: Announcing the SapientAI-8VC Partnership

AI and automation have become essential components in the developer's toolkit, transforming the way we build software and offering the best hope yet of meeting the unrelenting demand for scale, speed, and reliability that has come to characterize the cloud-native era. Whether as engineers or investors, when attempting to identify the essential tools amid a sea of contenders, context is everything. This is doubly true for generating test code - a realization that helped to guide the formation of 8VC’s newest portfolio company, SapientAI.

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Apr 19, 2022

Announcing 8VC’s Investment in SeeMetrics — April 2022

As SeeMetrics emerges from stealth, we are pleased to announce 8VC’s participation in their $6 million seed round, led by Workbench alongside Essence VC, AGP, and Verissimo Ventures. SeeMetrics has laid out especially ambitious goals and built a platform to match. Not only do they manage the security stack for the modern enterprise, but they are also equipping CISOs with executive visibility and decision-making capabilities befitting a true C-level function.

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Apr 19, 2022

Announcing 8VC’s Investment in SeeMetrics — April 2022

As SeeMetrics emerges from stealth, we are pleased to announce 8VC’s participation in their $6 million seed round, led by Workbench alongside Essence VC, AGP, and Verissimo Ventures. SeeMetrics has laid out especially ambitious goals and built a platform to match. Not only do they manage the security stack for the modern enterprise, but they are also equipping CISOs with executive visibility and decision-making capabilities befitting a true C-level function.

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