Chen Fang

CEO Lumina

Chen is Lumina’s co-founder and CEO, where he is responsible for all facets of the company’s product development, strategic vision, and business growth. He has over a decade of diversified experience in fintech and the traditional technology sector, managing and growing product organizations at Zenefits and Microsoft.

In 2015, Chen led the team that built Zenefits Payroll, a full-service payroll provider. The enterprise-grade system automated calculations, payments, and filings of taxes across the 10,000+ U.S. tax jurisdictions. Chen also worked closely with his Zenefits compliance counterparts to build an internal controls environment that enabled the business to effectively meet complex legal and regulatory requirements.

Chen’s fascination with digital assets stems back to 2011, when he converted his living room into a makeshift Bitcoin mining facility. After many years of learning and experimenting with blockchain technology, Chen identified key infrastructure and tooling needs to accelerate the mass adoption of this new asset class.

Chen graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science.