Kevin Chou

Managing Partner at SuperLayer

Founder at Gen.G

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Kevin Chou is the founder of SuperLayer, a new crypto venture studio. SuperLayer's mission is to build easy-to-use consumer crypto products that can bring in the next 100 million people into crypto. SuperLayer takes Kevin's prior experience founding Rally, Forte, Blocto, Gen.G, and Kabam and is creating a venture studio to partner with world class entrepreneurs to build new bleeding-edge products. Prior to SuperLayer, Kevin founded Rally, a Creator Economy crypto protocol. Rally is funded by a16z Crypto, Coinbase Ventures, 1confirmation, Kenetic Capital, Twitch founders, Cultural Leadership Fund, and several leading blockchain community members. Rally is a blockchain project for Creators and their fan communities to thrive together. In 2021, Rally reached a fully-diluted market cap of over $10 billion. Prior, Kevin was the founding CEO of Forte. He has turned over the CEO role to Josh Williams, a co-founder of the project. Forte's mission is to build a more collaborative future in gaming by realigning the economic relationship between players and developers. Forte raised at a billion dollar valuation from Griffin, a16z, Union Grove, Canaan, and Battery in 2021. Kevin currently serves as the Chairman of Gen.G, a new esports enterprise bridging Asia and North America. He was the founding CEO of Gen.G, and hired Chris Park to succeed him in January 2019. Gen.G is the parent company of Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League, as well as the former 2017 League of Legends world champions. Previously, Kevin was CEO and founder of Kabam, a top developer of mobile games. Kevin led the company from business plan founding to over $400M in annual revenue serving over 500 million players. Kabam developed leading partnerships with Marvel, Star Wars, Fast & Furious, Lord of the Rings, and Hunger Games. Kabam was profitable from 2012 until the sale of the company's studios to Netmarble, 21st Century Fox, and GAEA, which in total generated nearly $1 billion in value. Early in his career, Kevin was a venture capitalist at the venture capital firm Canaan Partners investing in consumer internet and digital media.

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