Richard Chen

Cortex Partner


Richard joined Vitruvian in 2015 as a Special Partner before becoming a Managing Director in 2019. Richard focuses on investments in the China and the wider Asia region.


Prior to joining Vitruvian, Richard began his career in banking on Wall Street in the mid 90’s, before being the Chairman of Yifei Investment Holdings. Upon his arrival at Yifei Investment, Richard led the firm to an impressive track record from domestic success case Focus Media to global investment projects including FarFetch and Flexport. While at Yifei Investment, Richard co-founded Huangpu River Capital, where he once again put his international background and China market insight to work, leading multiple investment projects such as Grail, BitMain and Montage. He also co-founded Dragonfly Capital Partners, the largest global crypto fund of funds. Prior to joining Vitruvian Partners full time in 2019, Richard served a Special Partner to the firm for three and a half years, where he consulted on a number of projects. Richard is a US national and he has a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University.