Claire Liang

Venture Associate

Professional Experience

Startup Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Product Strategy and Management Consulting across North America and Asia

Languages

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Education

  • BA, International Business Administration and Master of Finance from Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada)

Claire about Claire

Adventurer. Learner. Tea Sommelier. Blogger. Eudaimonian.

Team about Claire

Connector. Zen Master. Mulan.

Biography

Claire started her career in management consulting at Kearney and later at McKinsey where she helped financial service and retail clients with large-scale digital transformations in China. Her main areas of functional expertise are Digital Strategy and Corporate Finance.

In 2016, Claire founded FUUDY, a TEDx-featured startup that utilized machine learning to combat food insecurity and food waste. She later joined a Toronto-based payment startup, leading Corporate Finance and establishing partnerships with Ant Financial and Tencent.

Claire joined innovation firm Intersect as a product strategist in 2019. She served both startup and Fortune 500 clients, leading product strategy and user analytics for $5M-$10M digital initiatives before progressing to a manager role in technology innovations.

Claire has been a Venture Advisor and Advisory Board Member at Eudemian Ventures since 2019 and joined the firm as Venture Associate in early 2022.

“Chopping wood was tough but fun. My experiences taught me to be grateful for technology while at the same time allowing me to develop even more appreciation for non-technological treasures like deep connections, love, and nature.”

Story

I was raised in China. My parents were entrepreneurs, busy but generous, letting me play on the internet since grade two (although back then I was more interested in finding cartoon wallpaper).

At age 17, I moved to Canada. During my first winter break there, I went in a stranger's car into the woods 250 miles away where I ended up working at an ecolodge living a “primitive” life for a month. Chopping wood was tough but fun. My experiences taught me to be grateful for technology while at the same time allowing me to develop even more appreciation for non-technological treasures like deep connections, love, and nature.

After working with several clients on digital initiatives as a consultant, I started FUUDY. Despite having a great team and initial traction, we struggled to find a scalable model. At that time, I realized that a great vision and potential couldn't change the world without making it actual.

These years have carved versatility into me; I lived in two very different and sometimes contradictory cultures, working with both corporate executives and startup founders. Managing successfully across diverse environments became my strength. By naturally switching perspectives and mindsets, I am able to bridge between people of different backgrounds, and find solutions to problems by combining ideas from seemingly unrelated fields.

As a founder, consultant, and VC, I have been privileged to work with and serve many great founders and business leaders. Being part of the Eudemian team, I am excited to extend the impact of great founders building future-defining companies on a global scale.

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