Jenny Liu (劉永珍)

Jenny Liu (劉永珍)

As an MIT Alumni Angels Officer, I seek startups with deep or disruptive technologies to fund and partners (e.g., investors, incubators/accelerators) to refer resources and contacts (e.g., startups, experts, strategics) that support our portfolios.

Millbrae, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since February 19, 2016
  • About
Massachusetts Institute of Technology , BS , Biology
Hult International Business School , MBA , Global Management

I am a(n):

Representative of an Investment Group

Companies I work or worked for:
Capgemini Consulting, Genentech (acquired by Roche), Improvision (acquired by PerkinElmer), NextBio (acquired by Illumina), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pathwork Diagnostics (assets acquired by Response Genetics), DNA Bridges, Biotrue
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

• Won Honorary Mention for Serving a Vulnerable Population with a monetary prize at the Health Technology Forum code-a-thon on patient engagement for behavioral disorders
• Nominated for best-in-class as the second most innovative team among 23 teams at StartX Med Innovation Challenge with a pitch for a stress reduction solution using meditation and wearable brainwave sensors to improve employee health for self-insured employers
• Finished among top 5 out of 20 teams with a pitch and demo of a prototype that coordinated care among social workers and the medical staff to guide high-risk utilizers, the homeless, to their enrolled hospitals with incentives in order to manage health care expenditures with a reduction in emergency and ambulatory costs at the Health Technology Forum code-a-thon on platforms for the underserved
• Selected among 11 teams as finalists out of 21+ entrants for a business plan and demo of the prototype for a product concept that reduced consumer apathy for a health insurance carrier with a virtual coaching app for weight loss at Prebacked

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Genentech, Omada Health, Genomic Health, Invitae,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

- Frustration: customer discovery/development that takes time and resources for iterating the minimal viable solution
- Reward: impact of successful execution

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Co-founder dating with those that they don't know well from living together, working on a project, etc.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Failure to form a complementary team with those who they've known well and are multi-disciplinary and cognitively diverse to align on a problem and co-create the solution.
2. Validate product-market fit with a unique and compelling value proposition for each customer (user & payer)
3. Generate revenue that exceeds cost infrastructure

Full bio

As a digital transformation strategist, I bridge gaps in biology & business with visualizations of products, data, and results as well as translate research and technology for commercialization with innovations (from the West & East) on customer experience, operations, and business models in Life Sciences & Health Care.

• Passionate connector whose formula for success is life sciences + software + visualization = healthcare transformation (stabilization or disruption) + digital health/medicine

• 10+ years of experience dealing with commercial, government, and academic institutions at life sciences organizations, ranging from digital health start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in biopharma

• Entrepreneurial, analytical consultant who advises management on strategy and tactical execution to facilitate data-driven decisions with key performance indicators for success

• Collaborative project leader who manages diverse, global, and cross-functional teams throughout the product life cycle with compliance to achieve and exceed goals for various stakeholders

• Innovative and adaptive self-starter who develops processes, optimizes workflow, and mitigates risks to complete projects within scope and budget