Daniil Chen is of Asian and Russian descent and grew up in Europe, which gives him an international lens when evaluating businesses. He focuses on conducting deep due diligence and research at Type One Ventures. He has previous investing experience from True Capital Management. Additionally, he co-founded the Bull & Bear Club, an organization focused on analytical investment techniques, and was a VC Fellow at Vencapital.
Daniil holds a B.S. in Finance & Economics at Northeastern University. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and created the NEU Alumni Angels at Northeastern University.
Personality Type: INFJ. I’m highly analytical and introspective. I see this both in my personal life and when I’m evaluating companies.
The Superpower I wish I had: Time manipulation. I truly believe that time manipulation is the greatest power that gives an opportunity to be in control of everything by either changing events that have happened already or foreseeing what will happen in the future.
Why I Work in Venture: I love working in venture since it allows me to regularly speak with and help the greatest and craziest human beings – entrepreneurs. By recognizing their vision of the future of the industries they operate in, I am able to indicate certain trends and have a clearer picture of when humanity will reach a status of Type 1 civilization. Additionally, in my opinion, the venture space is the best teacher ever, rewarding substantially those, who are keen to learn continually and punishing those who do not.
Interests: Hip – hop dancing, Muay Thai, reading biography and inspirational books.