Liu founder of Procyon Ventures, the newest venture firm in Cambridge


July 16, 2014

Millie Liu, who graduated in 2012 from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, says that her “overarching theme is data — data processing, analytics, algorithms, machine learning.” This was the very quality that helped her startup her own company, Procyon Ventures. Her first fund, $10 million, comes from “successful business leaders in China.” And so part of her pitch to entrepreneurs she may invest in is that Procyon can be “the bridge between startups here in the U.S. and their global market, more specifically, the Asia market.” Liu, who speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, says she travels to China regularly and works to help startups forge business relationships there.

Liu has already made investments in three startups: Infinite Analytics, which uses social network profiles to help e-commerce sites understand their customers; Seven Bridges Genomics, which helps researchers manage genomic data; and Contastic, a new web-based sales automation tool. Learn more about Liu’s success at BetaBoston.

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