WI Harper Group | November 6, 2020
WI Harper Group is honored to announce its Chairman Peter Liu as the 2020 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the 18th Annual Global Views Leaders Forum. The award was bestowed in Taipei on November 6th 2020 by Global View’s Chairman, Professor Charles Kao, in special recognition for Mr. Liu’s integral contribution and achievements in the development of the Asian Venture Capital industry.
The Global Views Leaders Forum is designed to create, nurture, and evolve an ecosystem of organizations and cross-sector partners whose collective missions is to strategically: promote collaboration between the institutional leadership, the private and public sectors, corporate entities, and technology and innovation-focused organizations; fostering entrepreneurialism; and address the workforce needs of the public and private sectors through partnerships and alliances.
Chairman Peter Liu is a legendary visionary in the ever-challenging world of Venture Capital. Over the course of his illustrious thirty-year career as a venture capitalist, Chairman Liu has invested in hundreds of rising tech companies based in the United States and Asia, many of which became publicly listed in major exchanges worldwide. Yet, the genuine ties and personal friendships that Chairman Liu has fostered (and is still fostering) over the course of three decades put him in an absolutely unique position to influence major world policies and give him access to breakthrough investment projects.
Born in Beijing, raised in Taiwan and educated in the U.S., Chairman Liu’s personal background and family relationships provide him with unparalleled global insights. Chairman Liu regularly acts as a bridge between East-West by hosting trade delegations from Europe and North America to meet senior executives from major Chinese enterprises. In addition, as a Foundation Member of the World Economic Forum, Chairman Liu actively shares ideas with the greatest business and political minds to influence and foresee upcoming world agendas and policies.
During the award ceremony, Chairman Liu expressed his gratitude for the solid foundation laid by Senior Advisor to President, Li Kwoh-Ting (KT Li) for the development of Taiwan’s science and technology industry. Mr. Liu further articulated that it was KT’s strong support and invitation that directly gave him the courage to bring the Silicon Valley Venture Capital operating model to Taiwan, mainland China and Southeast Asia. Although there are many challenges along the way, Mr. Liu has not forgotten the mission of using venture capital as a means to promote technological progress and social development globally, and domestically between the two sides of the strait. Chairman Liu, alongside his team at WI Harper Group, will continue to: accelerate innovation, support great talent, discover cutting edge technologies, and bring valuable solutions to the world.
| About Global Views
Launched in 1986, Global Views has emerged to become Taiwan’s leading business magazine specializing in macro-economics, management, technology and humanities that is read by industry visionaries, opinion leaders and corporate executives. The magazine features outstanding corporations, in-depth analysis of events and issues, perspectives from corporate and government leaders, discussions of management models and strategies, executive profiles and curated articles from business journals. www.gvm.com.tw
Global Views launched the Leaders Forum in 2003. In the past 18 years, more than 7,000 political, corporate, and cultural leaders have participated in the event. The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals who have established a benchmark for society, have made major contributions and far-reaching influence, and are respected by all walks of life in all aspects of their demeanor achievements. TSMC Chairman Zhang Zhongmou, “Chinese Culture Liu Zhaoxuan, chairman of the Association, and Shi Zhenrong, chairman of Zhirong Group, have all won this honor.
| About WI Harper Group
WI Harper is a pioneer and leading cross-border venture capital firm investing in early and expansion stage companies globally. With offices in San Francisco, Beijing, and Taipei, the firm actively oversees more than $1 billion in assets under management. Since inception nearly three decades ago, WI Harper has invested in over 400 startups and has successfully experienced more than 100 IPO and M&A exits.
We look for innovative companies and visionary founders in healthcare, technology and sustainability fields where there are high synergies and meaningful value-added cross selling opportunities. While our healthcare team is presently honing on bioinformatics and digital biology, our technology team is focused blockchain, big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, IoT, robotics, drones, autonomous driving, as well as digital media and green energy projects.