Jehan Chu was raised in New Jersey, spent some time outside of the United States before boarding at the Westtown Friends School. Academic excellence is a main tenant of this uniquely Quaker school in Pennsylvania…yet one of the main aspects of the school is its sense of community, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. This must have mattered to Jehan, as those themes are pervasive throughout his adult life.
While at university, he became interested in Web programming and then rode that interest to a job building the online presence and business of Sotheby’s in New York, followed by an opportunity to run their Client Development efforts in Asia. Jehan became more involved in the art world in Asia while at the same time becoming deeply interested in the BlockChain and Bitcoin.
At some point the crypto community started taking up so much of this time and interest (He was a Founding member of The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong and the Founder of Ethereum Hong Kong.) he started focusing full time on building the multi-faceted business that has become Kenetic Capital.