Grace Chou is a Vice President on the investment team at Felicis Ventures. At Felicis, Grace has sourced and works with the firm’s investments in TrialSpark, Blume, Torch, Good Dog, Marigold Health, Floravere, and LabGenius.
Prior to joining Felicis, Grace was Senior Manager of Corporate Development at Walmart eCommerce, where she led various strategic projects in M&A, partnerships, and investments globally. Her focus areas included looking at new technologies driving the future of consumer businesses, the rise of digitally native brands, and business model innovations around the world. She worked on acquisitions ranging across technology startups (Adchemy, Luvocracy, PunchTab, Stylr, Yumprint), to transformative eCommerce brands (Jet, Moosejaw, ModCloth, Shoebuy). Internationally, Grace led Walmart’s $50M investment in Dada (China’s largest on-demand O2O grocery platform), and worked on key initiatives including the Walmart/JD.com partnership, and developing the investment thesis for India. Most recently, she led strategy and business development for Walmart’s online media business.
Prior to Walmart, Grace was a technology investment banker at Houlihan Lokey. She holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley.