January 7, 2020
We are excited to share that Jack Chou has joined Oak HC/FT as a Senior Advisor to work with our portfolio on product development. Jack will leverage his experience building software and scaling companies to help our entrepreneurs build the products that are making a difference in Healthcare and FinTech.
Over the last decade, Jack has worked with several prominent and successful software companies. Most recently, he was Chief Product Officer at Affirm where he led a team of product managers, designers and marketers to define and build the scaling FinTech startup's products and brand. Prior to Affirm, Jack was Head of Product at Pinterest, helping to grow the visual discovery service to hundreds of millions of users around the globe. He previously was a startup founder and led the Marketing Solutions business at LinkedIn, and he began his career at Oracle and Google.
“We are proud to welcome such an accomplished operator to Oak HC/FT as we continue to build the best possible team to serve our portfolio,” said Annie Lamont, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Oak HC/FT. “Jack’s significant operating experience, from helping build Pinterest and LinkedIn to founding his own startups, makes him an invaluable asset to our entrepreneurs as they bring their visions to life.”
“I've seen the impact that technology can have on nascent industries like consumer social media, and I know that software can also have a profound impact on more mature and highly regulated industries like Healthcare and financial services,” said Jack Chou. “I’m thrilled to work with the fantastic team at Oak HC/FT, and I’m excited to help entrepreneurs solve challenges in two industries that affect people every day.”
Jack’s appointment follows recent exciting Oak HC/FT announcements, including Oivind Lorentzen’s promotion to Vice President and Brigitte Tondreau’s promotion to Senior Associate, both longstanding members of the FinTech team.