Wayee Chu is a General Partner at Reach Capital, a venture fund focused on early stage education technology start-ups. Prior to Reach, Wayee was the co-founder of the NewSchools Seed Fund; a fund focused on early stage education technology companies with potential for a big impact in K-12 education. She was also a former associate partner at NewSchools Venture, where she focused on sourcing and supporting early stage education technology entrepreneurs. During her eight-year tenure at NewSchools, she also led the NewSchools EdTech Entrepreneurship Lab, in partnership with Teach For America and the Stanford d. school as well as led NewSchools' field-building work. Prior to joining NewSchools, Wayee worked as an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York, where she covered the financial services sector. She also served as finance director for a magazine publishing firm. Wayee started her career in 1997 as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Wayee also spends her time as an angel investor supporting many consumer and education technology startups. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Wayee also supports several Bay Area education non-profits including New Leaders, Bay Area and Beyond12. Wayee graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.