Ching Yu Hu

Ching-Yu (CY) Hu


Ching-Yu Hu is a Partner based in Palo Alto with an investment focus on artificial intelligence, enterprise, and frontier technologies startups. She has actively worked on Next47’s investments in Yellowbrick Data, Verkada, Sila Nano, Avidbots, and Cohesity. Prior to joining Next47 in 2019, 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 and was acquired 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. Outside of work, she can usually be found in a yoga studio, playing the piano, or spending time with her family.