Nio Liyanage is a seasoned technology executive with a rich history working with startups of all stripes. Formerly at Apple, he spent much of his career in the world of venture capital, advising and guiding startups towards growth, profitability, and market dominance. Liyanage is no stranger to the startup ecosystem—he personally holds equity in 10+ ventures and has advised over 200 startups. His expertise includes business strategy, venture capital, startup growth and scale, fundraising, management consulting, BD & User Acquisition, market analysis, financial modeling & analytics, accelerator programs, corporate innovation, procurement & supply chain. Liyanage is a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Australia with First Class Honours in both Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce. He has advanced project management credentials from the Australian Institute of Management and holds a Certificate of Lean Competency from Cardiff University.