Joy Chen

Senior Advisor


Joy Chen is a senior advisor at GSV Ventures. She is also a board director of EHL Group in Switzerland, under which there is EHL, a hospitality management school which has been consistently regarded as the best hospitality school in the world.Joy previously was TAL’s U.S. Chief Investment Officer, supporting TAL in its overseas M&A and investments, business development and strategic partnerships. Before that, Joy was an entrepreneur. She founded FirstLeap Future Leaders Institute, an education company acquired by TAL in 2015.  Earlier in her career, she worked for Ernst & Young, Microsoft and Verizon.Joy is passionate in inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs. and is actively involved in the entrepreneur community. Joy is an advisor for Berkeley SkyDeck, a high-tech entrepreneurship startup accelerator and incubator program at UC Berkeley. She is also the Silicon Valley Local Leader and advisor at Founder Institute, which is the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program based in the Silicon Valley. Joy received her master's degree from the Indiana University School of Education. She is also an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she attended the Stanford Executive Program of year 2015. Now Joy is a doctoral candidate at USC’s Global Executive Doctor of Education program. Joy has also published three books and has been a columnist for three magazines, focusing on parenting and education.