Ray Chan

Ray Chan

MANAGING DIRECTOR, K5 VENTURES
CHAIRMAN, KOA ACCEL

WHY: Among OC’s better-known VC execs. Runs K5 Ventures with Amir Banifatemi, focused on heavy technology companies; and Koa Accel with Dr. Francis Duhay, focused on rapid launch of medtech companies. Member of Tech Coast Angels.

RECENT: Ramped up COVID-19 testing firm Kahala Biosciences in matter of weeks; business helps nursing homes, schools, businesses reopen with routine testing and digital tracking platform.

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QUOTABLE: Koa says it is able to reduce time to FDA clearance for portfolio companies by 60%. Chan says, “Speed is the hallmark of our work.”

2020 HOBBY: “Yoga, and I never thought yoga can improve your golf score.”