Lisa Xu is an accomplished Associate at FirstMark Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in technology investments. With prior experience at two successful NYC-based startups, Lisa has made a significant impact on the startup industry. At Handy, she honed her talent in product management, while at Peloton, she led their strategy team, which eventually helped the company become a unicorn. Thanks to her unique blend of experience in startups and renowned consulting firms like Bain & Company, Lisa has unparalleled expertise in advising Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy and conducting due diligence for private equity firms. Furthermore, she leverages her expertise to support FirstMark's portfolio companies and source promising new investment opportunities.
A Wharton School alumna, Lisa graduated with a B.S. in Finance and Management, and has earned a reputation as a dedicated mentor and judge in several notable venture competitions, such as the Columbia Venture Competition, Penn Wharton Startup Challenge, and Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Her unwavering support for up-and-coming startups extends beyond mentorship, as she has invested in companies like Archive Resale, Lido, Welcome, and Nivelo, and served as a board observer at Simplist, Loop, and more.
In summary, Lisa Xu has a proven track record of success in the startup industry, with vast experience in product management, strategy, corporate advising, and investment. She continues to play an essential role in the growth of FirstMark's portfolio companies while giving back to the startup community through her mentorship and angel investing.