It always amazes me how dynamics can change in a partnership when even one or two new people are added to the mix. Building a quality team is, therefore, important for us. I am happy to announce two new members of our ScaleVP family who have been with us for a few weeks and are already having an impact on our work product, our reach into the tech community, and the quality of our conversations around deals & markets. We are happy to welcome Qiyun Cai and Susan Liu to ScaleVP as our newest associates and are thrilled to have them join our investment team to research and identify new trends and growth opportunities in the technology space.
ScaleVP’s investment strategy is predicated on a thesis based approach — we believe that markets are the first determinants of outcome. We need to find the best company in markets that are at an inflection point of growth to be able to deliver venture returns. As a result, we do a “deep dive” to understand the technology trends driving the markets that will give rise to the next generation of market leaders. We then use our networks and expertise to seek out the emerging winner in that sector. That takes a team, and one where each person can bring a unique perspective to the picture.
Most recently at Yammer, Inc. as a quantitative product analyst, Qiyun identified and analyzed key product trends and corresponding metrics across the Yammer platform.
Susan was most recently an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank, where she analyzed client strategies relating to equity, debt and M&A within digital and software for companies like Lawson Software, ServiceSource, Nextag and Avast.
The mix of company and banking experience in the IT space complement our strategy nicely. In addition, they are both driven and fun people to be with – so they fit right in! Once again, welcome to the team Qiyun and Susan, we are thrilled to have you here.