Emma Zhiyu Liao is the Cofounder of Ultrain, a next generation public blockchain company where she leads all aspects besides R&D, including Stratergy, marketing, community management and global ecosystem development/operations.
She is also the chairwoman of Pioneer capital, a leading boutique investment bank in China focusing on lifestyle and advanced technology sectors. Prior to Pioneer Capital, Ms. Liao was Managing Director of Golden Brick Capital at which she invested a handful of landmark IOT and internet services deals and acted as the founding CEO of the Kunlun Redstar Sport Holdings, the first professional ice hockey club in China, where GBC invested as a greenfield project. Emma had also been the head of investment of QIHU 360 IOT department, where she invested a wide range of IOT applications and supported QIHU 360’s internal IOT product lines.
Emma was also the Head of China of goetzpartners, a leading European Boutique Investment Bank and Consulting firm headquartered in Munich, Germany. She built the goetzpartners Corporate Finance China office in Beijing, and goetzpartners Management Consulting China office in Shanghai. Before that she was Director of International Clients at New York Private Bank & Trust. She has also been working for a prominent New York based hedge fund, at Xerox Innovation Group, and at Baidu (BIDU).
Emma is a specialist of Cross-boarder investment and M&As between China and US & Europe; China Entry or Growth Strategy for International Firms, and VC-growth capital TMT investments. Emma is particularly specialized in Sports and Entertainment, lifestyle, IOT, AI, Blockchain, internet services and Industrial 4.0 sectors.