Top 50 Rising Stars 2022 (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Ting-Ting Liu, investor, Prosus Ventures

Ting-Ting Liu has been an investor at Prosus Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of Netherlands-listed internet group Prosus, since 2018.

Regarding Liu, Prosus Ventures said in a statement: “Ting-Ting has a rare mix of attributes that make her indispensable to the Prosus Ventures investment team. Her engineering and consulting background enables her to provide unique insights drawn from a deep understanding of technology. She always goes the extra mile in diligence, understanding all the facets of a potential investment and its industry.

“Ting-Ting adds a fresh perspective to our team and is truly passionate about her focus areas, which includes sustainability and frontier tech such as [synthetic biology], foodtech, agtech and others. This combination has given her an impressive ability to identify innovative ideas that are addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges today, making her the perfect example of the next generation of investors.”

Prosus Ventures was formerly known as Naspers Ventures, and Prosus is majority-owned by internet and e-commerce conglomerate Naspers. It targets global entrepreneurs operating in areas including payments and fintech, classifieds, food delivery, social and internet platforms, edtech, e-retail and travel sectors.

The unit portfolio companies include online pharmacy PharmEasy, care management software provider Honor Technology, digital learning marketplace Udemy, education services provider Byju’s and wholesale e-commerce platform Ula.

Before joining Prosus Ventures, Liu had spent three years as a management consultant at professional services firm McKinsey & Company and focused on digital transformation and go-to-market strategy, having also worked with pre-initial public offering clients and corporate innovation teams.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.