Ching-Yu Hu Principal
Prior to joining next47 as a Principal, Ching-Yu was an Entrepreneur In Residence in Google’s internal startup incubator Area 120. In 2009, she co-founded Skybox Imaging, a data and aerospace startup that designed, built, and launched the world’s largest constellation of high resolution imaging satellites. As the Director of Business Operations and Customer Relations, she was responsible for growing a stealth company into an industry-defining brand, driving new global business opportunities with strategic partnerships, and playing a critical role in securing Skybox’s venture capital financing from leading investors and eventual acquisition by Google in 2014 for $500M. Ching-Yu holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Operations Research Management Science and Statistics from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University. In 2014, Ching-Yu was named as one of Inc Magazine’s 35 Under 35.
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