Elisa Chiu is an entrepreneur and investor who operates at the intersection of tech innovation, strategic investment and cross-border collaboration. She sailed from Wall Street with a career in capital markets at TD Security and J.P. Morgan, later overseeing over US$1 billion assets in Pan Pacific Asia for a global hedge fund. In 2017, she founded Anchor Taiwan, a platform to provide industry access, market immersion and technology partnerships, working with world-class founders and executives from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Microsoft, Uber, Intel and many more from 15+ countries.
Elisa is an active ecosystem builder for corporate startup engagements and women in venture, having served as a mentor or judge for organizations such as Clinton Global Initiative, Hult Prize, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Elisa is also a highly sought-after speaker for tech conferences with recent appearances at Stanford University, Global Harbor Cities Forum, and AWS Startup Day, to name a few. She was awarded 40 Under 40 as a Woman in Tech in 2018, recognized as one of the “30 Women Power” by New Taipei City Government in 2019, and is one of the 10 Gen. T X Credit Suisse Social Impact Awardees for 2020.
Elisa graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Master of Financial Economics (MFE), and the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Economics (Hon) and a minor in Psychology.