2019 Honoree – Kevin Chou

2019 Honoree - Kevin Chou


Kevin Chou is the founding CEO of Forte, a blockchain venture in the games industry. Forte’s mission is to build a more collaborative future in gaming by realigning the economic relationship between players and developers. Kevin was the founding CEO and currently serves as the Chairman of Gen.G, an esports enterprise bridging Asia and North America. Previously, Kevin was CEO and co-founder of Kabam, a top developer of mobile games. He led the company from business plan founding to over $400M in annual revenue serving over 500 million players. Kabam was profitable from 2012 until the sale of the company’s studios, which in total generated nearly $1 billion in value. Kevin made Fortune’s 40 under 40 list in 2014 and was the youngest recipient of UC Berkeley’s Alumnus of the Year Award in 2019. In 2017, his gift of $25M was the largest ever made to UC Berkeley for someone under 40.