Harvard Alumni: Fireside Chat with Vanessa Liu, HAA President

  • January 12, 2022
January 20, 2022 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm Australia/Sydney Timezone
Harvard Alumni: Fireside Chat with Vanessa Liu, HAA President

Join HAE Hong Kong for a fireside chat with Vanesa Liu. Vanessa will talk about her journey through entrepreneurship, what it means to her, her views and perspectives on Women and diverse-led tech ventures, and her path forward as the President of Harvard Alumni Association.

About Vanessa Liu

Vanessa has over 23 years of experience and a proven track record of value creation as a serial founder, operator, strategist and investor across SAP, Trigger Media and McKinsey. She is the founder of SilverLife, a venture company building, launching and investing in companies that are transforming how older adults age in place. She was most recently Vice President of SAP.iO, SAP’s early-stage venture arm, where she oversaw SAP.iO’s North American Foundries in New York and San Francisco, including programs devoted to women and diverse-led B2B enterprise tech companies, and recruited and accelerated 85+ enterprise software startups. Prior to SAP, Vanessa was Chief Operating Officer at Trigger Media Group, a $22MM digital media incubator. She co-founded Trigger’s portfolio companies: InsideHook (digital media company & men’s lifestyle brand) and Fevo (SaaS technology for group experiences at live events). She began her career at McKinsey & Company and was an Associate Partner in the Firm’s Media and Entertainment Practice, based in Amsterdam, London and New York.

Vanessa currently serves as a Non-Executive director of Appen Ltd. (ASX: APX) and Talking Talent Ltd. She is also a board observer of Fevo and is an advisor or investor in start-ups including Bounce Exchange (Wunderkind), Crave Global, Grata Data, GroundSignal, Kable AI and Narrativ.

Vanessa graduated magna cum laude with an AB in psychology from Harvard University and cum laude with a JD from Harvard Law School. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands where she conducted independent research on the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice. She was the Founding Chair of the HAE New York Chapter. Vanessa currently serves as President of the Harvard Alumni Association.

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