Edward Liu is Partner at WI Harper Group. He has sourced investments in Synthego, Pluvio, Space Cycle, Flutter, Mobile QB, Embark, Qualaroo, Cold Genesys, Xola, Bounce.io and currently represents WI Harper on the board of Admaster, Shots, Pluvio, Space Cycle and Health2Sync. Edward is also actively involved in WI Harper’s seed initiatives and fundraising activities.
Prior to joining WI Harper, Edward was Head of China Operations at The Piacente Group, a full service investor relations and financial communications consulting firm. Previously, he worked as Director of Investor Relations at Xinhua Finance (TSE:9399), a diversified financial services company based in Shanghai and Beijing. Prior to that, Edward was the Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development at Linktone Ltd (NSDQ:LTON), a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. He has also worked as a Credit Analyst and Associate at Silicon Valley Bank (NSDQ:SIVB) in Santa Clara, California, where he co-managed a $100m portfolio of venture backed, early stage technology and life science companies and consulted on financing structures, compliance, and banking services.
Edward has many years of experience in deal structure and strategy, risk management, commercial banking, and investor relations. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Finance and Marketing from University of San Diego, and has an MBA with honors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Edward is also a member of Citi Private Bank’s NextGen class of 2011 and donate regularly to his favorite charity, The Nature Conservancy.