Congrats to 1955 Capital’s portfolio company Nature’s Fynd for raising $350 million. I’m grateful and humbled that Thomas (CEO) and Matt (CFO) chose 1955 as their Series A lead investor back in 2018, and we remain strong supporters, with $50 million invested to date. We are thrilled to partner with Softbank, Blackstone, Hillhouse, Balyasny Asset Management, Hongkou, EDBI, and SK in this round. The founders’ incredible vision is unchanged, and they continue to show tremendous progress toward achieving their goal: to build the next great sustainable food company and impact the lives of millions around the globe.

Alternative food technology…


From Fortune raceAhead, by Ellen McGirt, March 23, 2021

Today, we turn this space over to Andrew Chung, a first-generation Asian American and founder and managing partner of 1955 Capital. He shares his experience with racism, his anguish over the murders in Atlanta, and issues a very specific call to action.

The American Dream at Risk

The days after the shootings in Atlanta have been difficult for the Asian American community, but racial discrimination and violence is unfortunately nothing new and has been pervasive throughout my lifetime. I am the only son of immigrant parents who escaped from China to the U.S. more than 50…


Andrew Chung, founder of 1955 Capital, in his advice to startups, provides a perspective into different ways startups can adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. The investment firm held a virtual portfolio meeting with several company CEOs to discuss how businesses are dealing with the COVID-19 challenge. This health crisis has thrown many businesses into jeopardy, forcing them to change their approach to operations. For example, the reduction in travel due to lockdown restrictions means more employees have to work from home. As a result, startups may be facing an unprecedented moment to start and achieve revenue growth.

One of the…


Andrew Chung, the founder and managing partner of the venture capital firm, 1955 Capital, has one of the strongest track records as a proponent of green businesses. In particular, Chung’s focus has long centered around the renewable energy and sustainable food and agriculture sectors. Over the past 15 years, Chung has invested in a number of these climate tech industries and supported entrepreneurs behind the green tech revolution.

Recently, Chung made a special appearance on the Greenbiz.com-hosted webcast “This Is Climate Tech”. He was joined on the webcast by GreenBiz Editorial Director Heather Clancy and two more guests: Andrew Beebe…


The lectures will look at issues such as how companies can survive the market downturn, how foreign students can protect themselves in the epidemic situation, how to prevent and treat the new virus, the problems your company encounters when applying for PPP loans, how your company may be affected as the tax rate continues to rise, and the tax issues of new and old immigrants studying abroad, gifts and cash.

“Having lived in Greater China and advised companies during the 2002–04 SARS outbreak, I know firsthand how a pandemic can dramatically slow businesses down and force a rethinking of their…


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a drop in startups which has reduced employment opportunities across a variety of industries. Many businesses have been forced into budget cuts and employee furloughs because of the harsh economic times. After a virtual portfolio meeting with several company CEOs to discuss COVID-19 challenges, Andrew Chung, founder of 1955 Capital, provided the following takeaways for how startups can adapt to this new reality.

Runway Planning

Businesses will be forced to make tough decisions regarding budgeting during this time. The success of any startup relies on how well leaders steer their businesses toward success. …


A massive shift has been happening in the world of investment regarding CleanTech, with several investors realizing the importance and potential of such companies. This has particularly been the case with ”climate tech”- a term used for companies that specialize in technologies designed to address climate change. This includes those working on renewable energy, infrastructure innovations, carbon reduction, and other climate-focused technology.

On May 28, 2020, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Andrew Chung had the opportunity to share his views on climate tech during a webcast, “This Is Climate Tech,” hosted by Greenbiz. While at investment firm Khosla Ventures, Chung launched…


On May 28, 2020, GreenBiz hosted a webcast, “This is Climate Tech,” to discuss several timely topics related to the emerging industry. Climate tech is a rapidly growing industry that offers innovative products and services created to combat the negative effects of climate change. It differs from “cleantech” (a term that’s been around since the early 2000s) because it focuses on solutions to climate change issues and empowering corporations, governments, and individuals to make a positive impact on the climate. Such solutions include geoengineering, alternate energy, cleaner water, solar radiation management, afforestation, and more.

The topics covered in the webcast…


Lessons from 1955 Capital CEO Roundtable

Recently, the 1955 Capital team organized a virtual portfolio company roundtable with 11 CEO’s discussing the current challenges in the COVID-19 environment, the need for strong leadership in this unprecedented crisis, and response strategies that they have undertaken.

Here are some of the many thoughtful perspectives that were shared in the course of the discussion:

1. Investor sentiment in the current environment will be severely restrained, so it will be critical to rethink approaches to fundraising.

Fundraising will be challenging during this time, especially when targeting investors with large portfolios, who will be spending much more time focusing on existing companies instead of pursuing new deals. …


Andrew Chung is the founder and managing partner of 1955 Capital, a venture capital firm founded in 2017 to invest in and help promote companies that address the developing world’s most pressing challenges, especially as they relate to energy, healthcare, food, agriculture, education and sustainable manufacturing. Chung has more than 15 years of experience in investing, including stints at Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed. He has served on a White House roundtable on advanced manufacturing and has advised global leaders on energy policy. Chung has served on the board of or advised more than 20 companies.

Andrew Chung is also an…

Andrew Chung

Founder of 1955 Capital, Inventing a New Global Future | ClimateTech Venture Capitalist based in San Francisco, CA | Learn More: https://andrewchung.com/

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