Harvard Alumni: Turning Creative Ideas into Successful Businesses
- March 24, 2022
Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affiliates,
Oxbridge is proud to present another Harvard alumni event. Oxbridge is proud to be part of the Harvard Alumni Club. Harvard alumni, faculty, and researchers have included numerous Nobel laureates and Fields Medal recipients, and more alumni have been members of the U.S. Congress, MacArthur Fellows, Rhodes Scholars (375), Marshall Scholars (255), and Fulbright Scholars than any other university in the United States. Its alumni include eight U.S. presidents and 188 living billionaires, the most of any university. Fourteen Turing Award laureates have been Harvard affiliates. Students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 110 Olympic medals (46 gold), and they have founded many notable companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Citigroup, CVS and Blackstone.
About our Guest
This session features Vanessa Liu, Founder, SilverLife, a venture company building, launching and investing in companies that are transforming how older adults age in place.
Vanesa is a serial founder, investor and corporate strategist. Her proven track record is filled with examples of turning creative ideas into successful strategies and businesses. Her expertise spans a wide range of areas: B2B/Enterprise or High Tech, B2C/Consumer, Board Roles, Building a Team, Business Strategy, Funding/Fundraising Strategies, Go-To-Market Strategy, Sales.
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.
Date and Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday June 21st, 2022 AEST (WA: 12.00pm, SA/NT, 12.30pm)
The Oxbridge Team