Senior Associate

Tony Liu

I get excited when I see elegant and usable products that solve deeply technical problems.

Why Venture Capital?

Venture Capital allows me to be in a constant state of learning. I meet the founders who are trying to solve critical industry-wide challenges. I learn about their unique perspective on a problem and work with them to scale their solution. In particular, I get excited when I see elegant and usable products that solve deeply technical problems.

Experience

Prior to VC, my background was in product management and data science. I was a product manager at Databricks for Workspace, the enterprise data science platform, and Koalas, a new open source project that makes big data simple on Python. At Turo, I built the identity fraud model, which drastically reduced the rate of stolen cars. I have also worked on search at Amazon and as a PM at Pared.

Education

- B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University

- M.S. in Management Science and Engineering with a focus on Computational Social Science from Stanford University

Outside of Work

I’ve spent the past few years experimenting with espresso and drip coffee equipment. While I’m not an expert, I love to make recommendations to my friends and help them with their setup so that they are on the path to coffee nirvana. I enjoy experiencing new places through food and have a list of restaurants I’d like to try in my lifetime. When I’m not eating or drinking coffee, I play in a rec league basketball team and can talk NBA stats at length to anyone willing to listen.

Favorite Book to Recommend

Cork Dork

Bianca Bosker

Favorite TV Show to Binge

Last Chance U

Costanoa Investments

Coiled