Cathy Chiu - Alliance Director

Areas of Expertise include: Financing Strategies   Strategic Planning   

Biography

Cathy Chiu is a finance specialist with investment banking, venture capital, and angel investment experience. Highly effective in identifying key issues with penetrating questions, Cathy’s incisive analysis brings clarity to organizational challenges.

Cathy’s professional career in investment banking and venture capital honed her expertise in shaping joint ventures, structuring and negotiating mergers & acquisitions, perfecting equity and debt financings, and investing in startup companies. She has worked at senior levels inside operating companies in financial planning & analysis, fund-raising, and acquisitions. With her broad perspectives on the entire food chain of capital markets, from first-round angel funding through public offerings, Cathy has advised clients on finance and M&A strategy in the technology, internet-retail, channel distribution and real estate sectors, having closed deals ranging from $5 million to $100 million of financing, and $5 million to over $1 billion in M&A.

Cathy is an active angel investor. She is the Co-President of the Berkeley Angel Network, where she chairs the Selection Committee and manages deal processes. Cathy is a frequent pitch panel judge and invited speaker on topics such as the investment climate, funding processes, and success ingredients for startup companies.

Cathy received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas Business School.