John Chen


John is passionate about cloud technologies that transform industries and enable teams and organizations to work together and collaborate more effectively.

Before joining Emergence, he served as Special Assistant to Aaron Levie at Box, a pre-IPO startup providing secure ways for organizations to collaborate and share content. At Box, John drove numerous strategic initiatives in sales, marketing and business development including the launch of, which serves over a thousand nonprofits including The World Bank, Teach for America, and Kiva.

Prior to Box, John worked on open government products and initiatives on Google’s Politics & Elections products team, and domestic policy at the White House under the Obama administration.

John earned his B.A. at Harvard University, where he served as CFO for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, the largest annual student conference in Asia. He was also a member of the Harvard Club Tennis team, and a vocalist and general manager of a capella group Under Construction. John lives in San Francisco and is an avid tennis, guitar, and cycling enthusiast.