Sophie Yifan ChanImpact Partner Beijing, China
Sophie Chen is a partner at JMDedu where she is responsible for international partnerships, discovering promising edtech start-ups worldwide, collaborating with global edtech hubs, and introducing education resources into Chinese market. JMDedu is a leading ed-tech media and community in China, focusing on the latest innovations and trends in the education industry and running the community that supports investors and companies of all sizes across China. Prior to JMDedu, she worked for New Oriental Education Group, the largest private education provider in China, and Roland Berge Consultancy. She holds a master degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sophie is passionate about ventures that have transformational impact on learning and people’s life through cross-cultural partnerships, innovative products, and entrepreneurship. She co-founded Seahire.me, a career marketplace to empower overseas students. She also cares about education equity and how technology can empower students in remote areas with limited education resources; she worked as education specialist to improve rural education in Pakistan.