Austin Liang joined Sapphire Ventures in early 2021 as an associate, helping source and evaluate new investment opportunities in addition to assisting existing portfolio companies.
Prior to Sapphire, he was an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ TMT investment banking group, working on numerous equity, debt, and M&A transactions in the technology sector. He also spent time at IDG Capital, a leading China-focused VC firm, where he primarily focused on fintech investments.
Austin graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with dual degrees in economics and computer science, where he also founded a D2C ecommerce company. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and in his free time he enjoys cooking, exploring California wilderness, and watching new anime.