Ray Chan is a prominent investor who has been recognized as one of Orange County Business Journal’s most influential business leaders since 2017. Ray is the co-founder and Managing Director of K5 Ventures and has been leading county-wide efforts to build the tech and startup ecosystem within Orange County throughout the past decade. He is also an active member of Tech Coast Angels, a former member of their Board of Governors and an Investment Partner for their Angel Capital Entrepreneur Fund I, II and III.
Ray has a 30+ year track record of successful business execution and of being a startup queen/kingmaker. Ray has personally made over 300 investments and is well-known for rewarding shareholders with exceptional financial returns. Some of his successful exits include Everyone.net (acquired by Proofpoint) , Connectifier (acquired by LinkedIn), SignNow (acquired by Barracuda Networks) and Slack.
Ray’s true passion is in mentoring the next generation of game changers. He has received numerous awards for his service to the angel and startup community and in 2014, he founded the Portal, a training and apprenticeship program for UCI students that has provided hundreds of college students with real-world entrepreneurial experience.
As the co-founder of Koa Accel and Managing Director of the Koa Accel Venture Fund, Ray is excited to combine all of his expertise and passions to transform life-saving medtech ideas into thriving commercial ventures.