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About the Chens

Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo founded Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited in 1999, which became the largest online entertainment developer and publisher in China. The company has since transformed into a global private investment company. 

The couple are longtime philanthropists who have provided funding toward medical programs for children in China and Mongolia, supported education for underprivileged families, and contributed to disaster relief and rebuild efforts in China. Through collaborations with top global universities, the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute’s brain research initiative will be focused on three areas: brain discovery, treatment, and development. Their gift to Caltech represents the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute’s first investment in this initiative and at an institution in the United States.