Tia joined Sapphire Ventures in the beginning of 2019. As part of the Finance team, she assists with the funds’ operations, financial reporting and tax related matters.
She came from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she had been practicing tax compliance and consulting for venture capital and private equity clients. Prior to that, she worked at a private equity firm and was exposed to various domestic and international tax-related entity structuring. Her entrepreneurial spirit is driving her to grow out of tax and become a well-rounded professional in finance.
She is an early riser and an individual pumping with energy. Hitting the gym before work is her daily routine. On weekends, she enjoys family time with her better half and the “kids” (a Frenchie and a Chihuahua). Their favorite spots are dog parks, brunch by the beach, or a road trip to Tahoe.
Tia grew up in Hunan, China and moved to the US in 2005. She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s in business economics, emphasis in accounting, and obtained her CPA license in 2013.