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Tim Chen

Tim Chen is a Portfolio Manager at CVA Funds and a Partner at MSA, a leading fund manager investing in early stage companies across global markets.

Mr. Chen previously headed international product at Mobike, the largest micro-mobility company globally, which sold for $2.7 billion to Meituan, China's super app. Before that he led operations at Uber, ran growth at a Y-Combinator backed startup that was acquired by Block (fka Square), and worked at a long/short fundamental hedge fund. He started his career with Nomura in investment banking.

He graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Ben Harburg

Ben Harburg is a Portfolio Manager at CVA Funds and co-founded MSA Capital, a leading global fund manager investing in Greater China, North America, and emerging markets.

Mr Harburg previously worked for the US State Department, the US Department of Defense, Motorola (China), and started his career with the Boston Consulting Group.

He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Asian Cultural Council. He previously sat on the Board of Advisors of the Carnegie Endowment’s China Center and the Brooking Institution’s China Council.

He was a Fulbright Scholar at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, was the first native born American admitted to Tsinghua University Peoples Bank of China School of Finance elite EMBA program, and was a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University (where he currently sits on the Board of Advisors of the School of Arts & Sciences).

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