Suzy RyooLos Angeles, California, United States
Co-Founder & President, @qandaLA. 🎶 Previous: Partner @AtomFactory @CrossCultureVC ✨ 📍LA via immigrant entrepreneurs, #runningryoos 🇰🇷❤
Co-Founder & President
Jan 2019 - Current
Cross Culture Ventures
Jun 2015 - Current
Cross Culture Ventures invests in entrepreneurs creating next generation technology and consumer products. Through our strategic partnership with Atom Factory, we work together to discover, invest in and develop companies that fuel shifts in cultural trends and behaviors within an increasingly diverse global marketplace. Cross Culture Ventures investments: Mayvenn, Thrive Market, Gimlet Media (acquired by Spotify), Skurt (acquired by Fair), Fair, Lendstreet, mSurvey, Afrostream, Hingeto, Sidestep, Wonderschool, Yumi, Catalyte, Ready Responders, Blavity, Firefly Digital, FaZe Clan, Voiceflow Partners: Troy Carter, Marlon Nichols, Suzy Ryoo
Venture Partner, Vice President of Technology & Innovation
Atom Factory Inc.
Jun 2015 - Dec 2018
Discover. Develop. Disrupt. Venture, technology & innovation at Atom Factory Atom Factory portfolio companies: Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Spotify, Warby Parker, Misfit, MOAT, theSkimm, Enplug, TextNow, ATTN:, Ritual, WeTransfer, Beautycon, Girlboss, Firefly Digital, FaZe Clan
Associate Director, Ignition Factory
May 2012 - May 2015
- Infuse innovation & intelligence into the business/marketing strategies of OMD's clients via emerging startups, disruptive media ideas and creative applications of technology - Consult as an internal resource to OMD strategy/investment teams that are focused on planning & executing - Develop relationships with emerging startups and work together to introduce monetization strategies that also serve as first to market, test opportunities for OMD clients Partnerships include: Warby Parker, Ace Hotel, Tattly, Oculus, Shots, PHHHOTO, The Giving Keys, Klout,,, Hipstamatic
Strategist, Digital
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
Accounts: Levi's & Dockers, Henkel Dial - Purex, Right Guard, NutriSkin, Tone, Renuzit, Soft Scrub - Led e-Commerce strategy planning, presentation and execution for Levi's/Dockers Demand Generation (ROAS/CPV) - Execute national branding campaigns & provide campaign analyses inc. 3rd party research for Henkel's CPG portfolio - Prepared annual digital media competitive analysis of CPG industry for 40+ brands - Served as main point of contact for partner negotiations & creative/traffic coordination Runner Up for Young Cannes Lions USA Media Competition (2nd place among 4 national finalist teams in April 2012)
Financial Analyst
The Salter Group
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
- Conducted company and asset valuations using discounted cash flow, comparable company and comparable transaction analyses for clients across various media and entertainment industries (e.g. film, television, music) Selected Project Experience - Performed valuation of music publishing catalogue, in conjunction with acquisition by joint venture between top private equity firm and European conglomerate - Constructed detailed cash flow model to value a production company’s contingent compensation interest in certain slate of blockbuster television series
Investment Banking Summer Analyst
JP Morgan
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
- Researched in strategic preparation for estimated $3bn divestiture of underperforming business segment in Fortune 500 global consumer conglomerate - Examined financial performance of consumer, healthcare, and retail industry companies
Co-Founder, Co-President
Marshall Case Team
Aug 2007 - May 2009
- Co-founded university sponsored team that participates in 8 int'l case competitions per year - Strategically developed organization & training structure to lead to competition victories - Motivated and led team of 25 competing members to spend 20 hours a week analyzing and presenting strategic recommendations for Harvard Business Review cases - Developed a network of 10 faculty mentors to supervise, challenge and develop analytical business leaders - Led 24-hour team consulting analyses of global markets/industries, delivering strategic recommendation presentations to management executives at: - Global Business Case Competition, University of Washington (03/2007) - Thammasat University Business Challenge, Thammasat University, Thailand (08/2007) - Champions Cup, University of Auckland, New Zealand (01/2008) - Asian Business Case Competition, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore (10/2008) - Business Strategy Challenge, Georgetown University (02/2009) Awards - 1st Place Team & Individual Best Speaker Award at ABCC, NTU Singapore (10/2008) - Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award (for c/o 2009 seniors for service to the university)
Riordan Programs at UCLA
Whitney High School
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
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