Holly Liu

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Holly Liu is a venture capitalist[1][2] and the co-founder of the mobile gaming company Kabam.[3]


She studied at the UC Berkeley and at the University of California, Los Angeles.[4]


Liu is the co-founder of mobile gaming company Kabam and maker of the games: Kingdoms of Camelot The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and Marvel Contest of Champions.[3] She was lead designer of their flagship game Kingdoms of Camelot.[5]

Since September 2017 she is Visiting Partner at Y Combinator.[1][6]

Since June 2018 she is Board member at Animoca.[2]

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


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".[7][8][9]

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

In 2018, she received the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Technology Entrepreneurship Award[11] and she was featured among "America's Top 50 Women In Tech" by Forbes.[12]


  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. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyhliu
  5. ^ "Game Apps Designed By Women That Prove Girls Really Do Run The World". Bustle.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  6. ^ "People". www.ycombinator.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  7. ^ Gaudiosi, John (2013-10-24). "The 10 most powerful women in gaming". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. ^ "12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs' Edition". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  9. ^ "10 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch From Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  10. ^ "Top 10 Female Founder Unicorns". Inc.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  11. ^ Grace Hopper Celebration. "Holly Liu - Grace Hopper Celebration". Ghc.anitab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  12. ^ "Holly Liu". Forbes.