Vanessa Liu

CEO & Co-Founder

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Vanessa Liu has over 25 years of experience as a serial founder, operator, strategist and investor across SAP, Trigger Media and McKinsey. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sugarwork, an enterprise SaaS knowledge sharing platform empowering employers to own and maintain the knowledge, skills, and relationships that drive their businesses. 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, where she recruited and accelerated 87 enterprise software startups. Prior to SAP, Vanessa was Chief Operating Officer at Trigger Media Group, a 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 Goodman Group (ASX: GMG).

Vanessa graduated with an AB in psychology from Harvard Radcliffe Colleges and a JD from Harvard Law School. She serves as a member of Harvard University's Board of Overseers, and as a Past President Director of the Harvard Alumni Association (was President from July 2021 - June 2022).



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