Predict your next investment

Angel Investor (Individual)

See what CB Insights has to offer

Investments

10

Portfolio Exits

1

About Alex Chung

Alex Chung Headquarter Location

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Latest Alex Chung News

Exhausted? Enjoy these uncomplicated ways to keep kids entertained

Aug 24, 2021

Advertisement Mud pies, with a fine crust of twigs and a side of leaf stew, are the order of the day in locked down households. Siblings Sophie, 6, and William, 3, are among the Australian children calling on their own wondrous imaginations for entertainment, offering some reprieve for parents exhausted by the juggle of care, schooling and work, and tired of being told to “get creative” – particularly in Victoria where playgrounds are closed. Sophie and William show off their latest mud pies. Credit:Penny Stephens The play taking place during lockdown may appear to be old-fashioned, but Australian Toy Association research fellow Alex Chung, mother of Sophie and William, says it’s a delight to observe. Better yet, it’s largely self-directed, giving parents a break from active engagement. “Once the children get going with an idea, their own creativity takes hold and stems from there,” says Chung, from Hawthorn East in Melbourne. “We give the children a range of props, such as silicone cupcake trays, measuring cups and wooden spoons, and they set about making mud pies which is the latest craze in our backyard. “That’s all we have to do, as well as giving them permission to play in the mud and not worry about the mess. “It’s kept them entertained for days and days, playing out there for two to three hours at a time and they just peel off their clothes at the back door before I throw them in the wash. It’s so joyful to see them play for themselves.” Uncomplicated, traditional play activities are a good alternative to screen time and off-limit playgrounds, and Chung says the simple joy of having fun is of great benefit to her children. “Kids have played forever and as time has gone on, we’ve made it more complicated, but the fundamentals are still there – it’s about children exploring their world,” she says. Advertisement “Play and opportunities for activity are so important for having a happy child and a happy household.” Alex Chung gives her children props and allows play time to be messy. Credit:Penny Stephens Monash University early childhood development lecturer Dr Sarika Kewalramani says music is an easy and effective way to play that is also calming. Role-play is another option for self-directed play. “Any play that calls on the imagination such as creating characters in a story or collecting leaves from the park and turning them into a picture at home, stimulates the brain, sensory motor skills, language and speech,” Kewalramani says. “This generation of children has had self-learning drummed into them so much that they’re becoming very resilient learners. A child who wasn’t using imagination much is now, and that’s a very good outcome.” Loading Dr Judi Parson, course director of Deakin University’s Master’s of child play therapy, says the old game of throwing a sheet over two chairs to make a cubby house is still one of the best. The world created in that makeshift cubby can soothe a child, help express any latent emotions and even build resilience. “The therapeutic powers of play are immense,” Parson says. “Parents need to know that play is really good at increasing their child’s personal strengths as in developing resilience, facilitating communication, the endless opportunities for self-expression and creative problem-solving. “It also builds their moral development and self-esteem, fosters emotional wellness and enhances social relationships because they can project onto their toys such as Teddy or a puppet and build empathy as well.” No-fuss play ideas Get groovin’! Make a short playlist for breaks between home learning and longer playlists to celebrate the end of the day or week. Treasure hunt. Kids can plan a route around the house and garden, write clues that lead from one to the next and hide a special prize to be found at the end. Photography. Take a digital camera when you go for a walk and snap nature photos that can be made into an album later. Home camp. Give kids the sleeping bags for them to set up camp in the living room or, if you have a tent, let them pitch it in the backyard. Shops. Allow your kids to set up shop. They can design it, arrange their toys to be the merchandise, make price tags, write up posters for advertising and even name it. If you have three children that need occupying, set up a school for the day or let them prepare and conduct a concert. Source: Alex Chung, Australian Toy Association research fellow Make the most of your health, relationships, fitness and nutrition with our Live Well newsletter. Get it in your inbox every Monday. Save

Alex Chung Investments

10 Investments

Alex Chung has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in Playbook Technologies as part of their Seed VC - II on June 6, 2020.

CBI Logo

Alex Chung Investments Activity

investments chart

Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/17/2020

Seed VC - II

Playbook Technologies

$3M

Yes

2

11/21/2019

Seed VC

Aanika Biosciences

$1.9M

Yes

2

8/7/2019

Seed VC - II

Dadi

$5M

No

18

1/31/2019

Seed VC

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

11/14/2018

Seed VC

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

6/17/2020

11/21/2019

8/7/2019

1/31/2019

11/14/2018

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Playbook Technologies

Aanika Biosciences

Dadi

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$3M

$1.9M

$5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

18

10

10

Alex Chung Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Alex Chung has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Slash on January 01, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

1/1/2018

Acquired

1

Date

1/1/2018

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

1

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.