Partner, Investments Lead
Etraveli Group-JIANI CHEN
Las Vegas | New York | San Francisco
Software, FinTech, Blockchain, web3

Jiani Chen is a Partner at Protagonist on the investment team. Before joining Protagonist, Jiani Chen was an investor at Felicis Ventures, where she sourced the team's investment in Sourcegraph (DevOps, $2B+) and helped to close investments in Xilis (Cancer Diagnostics) and Opsera (DevOps). She also helped to manage Felicis's investments in several well-known startup unicorns, including Canva ($40B+), Cultureamp ($1B+), Hyperscience, and Dialpad ($1B+).

Other companies Jiani worked on at Felicis include Assembled, Bluecore ($1B+), Datagrail, Dovetail, Hippo (NASDAQ: HIPO), and Alloy.co ($1B+), Ontic, Okera, Overture Life, Puzzle.io, Trialspark ($1B+), TopFunnel, Pendulum Therapeutics, and ProteinQure.

Jiani was previously on the investment team at ICONIQ Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Jiani is an accomplished pianist who passed China's highest-level certification (Level 10). Her favorite piece in her repertoire is Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu in C# Minor (Op. 66). She grew up in Shanghai, China, and speaks fluent Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Her favorite sports are alpine skiing, hiking, and boxing.