Walter Liu

Applied Ventures, LLC

As a passionate investor and value creator for his entire career, Walter Liu has led both strategic and financial venture investments for multi-international technology corporations since 2016. His venture capital investments have spanned across AI, semiconductors, cloud, mobile, automotive, IoT, and enterprise software. Before joining Applied Ventures, Walter was the Head of US investment at MediaTek Capital. His investment portfolio includes startups in early and growth stages in US and China, including two unicorns and two exits. Walter has served as a board member or observer at AutoX, Abax Sensing, ScaleFlux and Mauna Kea Semiconductor since investing at Series A or Pre-A rounds.

Other notable deals that Walter has invested include Ventana Micro Systems, Ambiq Micro, DSP Concepts, and DeePhi. Prior to transitioning into venture capital, Walter was a senior strategic marketing manager at Qualcomm and wireless product manager at Huawei and Nokia. He also has seven years of ASIC application and system engineering experience at Qualcomm, Motorola and LCC International, where he designed AT&T’s CDMA network in Los Angeles and supported base station OEMs to deploy 3G networks around the world. 

Walter has a MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Cornell University and M.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA. In his leisure, he is a landscape and portrait photographer, enjoys international traveling with family and weekend traveling with his two daughters for fencing and rhythmic gymnastics competitions.