Emerging Manager Spotlight: Sophie Liao of Oyster Ventures

“I know I look young, I’m Asian American, first-generation, female — I never expected an easy route at all.”

Theron McCollough
10 min readDec 13, 2022

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Key takeaways:

  1. Use your background to build an unfair advantage in your investing niche.
  2. Hire slowly and make sure to surround

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Theron McCollough

Managing Director at Citizens Private Bank | VC/Tech; past Managing Director with First Republic,@SVB_Financial. founder, investor, limited partner, and banker