Holly Liu

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Holly Liu is an American businesswoman and venture capitalist.[1][2] She is the co-founder of the mobile gaming company Kabam.[3] She is currently Non-Executive Director and Strategic Adviser to Animoca's board of directors[4].

Education[edit]

She studied at the UC Berkeley and at the University of California, Los Angeles.[5]

Career[edit]

Liu is the co-founded mobile gaming company Kabam in 2006; maker of the games: Kingdoms of Camelot The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and Marvel Contest of Champions.[3][6] She was lead designer of their flagship game Kingdoms of Camelot, which grossed over $250 million in just four years.[7][8] Liu was instrumental in growing the company’s annual revenue from zero to $400m. She was also the founding mobile designer for the game extension Battle for the North, which made Kingdoms of Camelot the highest-grossing app for iPhone and iPad in 2012. [9]

In January 2017, the majority of Kabam’s assets were acquired by Netmarble, South Korea’s largest mobile gaming company. Following her exit from Kabam, Liu took on a role as a visiting partner at Y Combinator, an accelerator providing seeded funding to nearly 2,000 startups with a combined value of over $80 billion. [1][10][11]

In June 2018 she was appointed Non-Executive Director and Strategic Adviser to Animoca's board of directors.[2]

She is on the advisory board at University of California, Berkeley School of Information.

Recognition[edit]

She has been named one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming”, Forbes’ “12 Women in Gaming to Watch.” and Forbes - "10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch from Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies".[12][13][14]

She was also named by Inc as a Top 10 female founder unicorn.[15]

In 2018, she received the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Technology Entrepreneurship Award[16] and she was featured among "America's Top 50 Women In Tech" by Forbes.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seibel, Michael. "Welcome Eric, Holly, Diego, Matt, Nic, Kyle, Adele, Jose, Matt, Ramon, and Gia". Blog.ycombinator.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  2. ^ a b Magazine, Animation (2018-09-13). "Animoca Appoints Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu to Board of Directors". Animationmagazine.net. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. ^ a b Dean Takahashi@deantak September 25, 2015 9:00 AM (2015-09-25). "Kabam's cofounder Holly Liu says you have to build a global culture to succeed in games". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  4. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2018-06-28). "Animoca Appoints Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu to Board of Directors". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  5. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyhliu
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2018-06-28). "Animoca Appoints Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu to Board of Directors". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  7. ^ "Game Apps Designed By Women That Prove Girls Really Do Run The World". Bustle.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2018-06-28). "Animoca Appoints Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu to Board of Directors". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  9. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2018-06-28). "Animoca Appoints Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu to Board of Directors". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  10. ^ "People". www.ycombinator.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  11. ^ Brunsden, Cara; Kiemle, Gundi; Mullin, Stephen (2017). "Male Partner Experiences About Acquired Brain Injury of Female Partner Interview Schedule". doi:10.1037/t64176-000. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ Gaudiosi, John (2013-10-24). "The 10 most powerful women in gaming". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  13. ^ "12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs' Edition". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  14. ^ "10 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch From Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  15. ^ "Top 10 Female Founder Unicorns". Inc.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  16. ^ Grace Hopper Celebration. "Holly Liu - Grace Hopper Celebration". Ghc.anitab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  17. ^ "Holly Liu". Forbes.