Sarah Chen

CSO Bloxed & Co-Founder, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women 

Known to be a sharp operational executor, Sarah’s leadership experience spans across venture capital and innovation. From being the youngest CEO within global franchise MRINetwork and later pioneering a corporate venture capital unit within $13Bn Asian conglomerate, Sime Darby, Sarah has been at the forefront of multi-million cross-border investments, including a $30Mn deal which signing was witnessed by former President Obama. Today, she is the Chief Strategy Officer of tech startup, Bloxed – delivering productivity and trust through end-to-end secure email. By leveraging blockchain technology, Bloxed mitigates risk by empowering companies with increased control over their data in today’s vulnerable communication ecosystem. On a mission to see more women in the frontline, she is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a global consortium of venture funds mobilizing $1Bn to women-founded companies. She sits on multiple boards including BEACON DC, a partnership between Washington DC Mayor’s office, Google and Georgetown University, and Lean In Malaysia, which she co-founded, a non-profit platform recognized as the voice of credibility for women issues in Malaysia. In 2016, she was appointed by Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook) as Regional Leader, championing the “Lean In” movement in Asia with a reach beyond 300,000. Named “Prestige Top 40 Under 40”, she is a recognized speaker and commentator on the role of women, venture capital and innovation, having been featured amongst others on Forbes, Der Spiegel and the Wall Street Journal. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons.) from King’s College London. A proud Malaysian, she now resides in Washington DC with her husband.

BLOXED

Bloxed is a US-based tech startup delivering productivity and trust through end-to-end secure email. By leveraging blockchain technology, Bloxed mitigates risk by empowering companies with increased control over their data in today’s vulnerable communication ecosystem.

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

While the gender pay gap is well documented, what is not, is the gender investment gap. The Billion Dollar Fund for Women is a global consortium of venture funds mobilizing $1bn towards women-founded companies. Launched in October 2018 at the Annual World Bank Meetings in Bali, to date, more than $680Mn has been pledged.