"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm"
― Winston Churchill
The most important thing for an early stage company is: The ability to adapt. Do not let challenges stop the progress, but how you leverage it to your advantage.
The hardest thing about early stage startups is filtering out the noise. Figuring out what is P1 and getting everyone to agree on it is always a challenge.
Data is everywhere. What can we do with all these data?
I really like to see technology that collect and identify Good Data and not just noise.
I worked at a start-up that went IPO and grew to a Fortune 500 company, so I have seen the full journey of a startup. I hold several patents that range from on demand printing to hands free medical devices.
My “superpower” is that I can break down complex problems to simplified solvable chunks, and my willingness to challenge the norms.
Outside of work, I'm constantly tinkering, an avid gardener, love traveling the world and watching people.
Henry Liu is the Director of Engineering at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV).
Henry is a “holistic engineer” - a domain generalist with broad experience across the development spectrum. His early start in Chemistry (B.S.) and, double minors in Psychology and Educational Studies at University of California, Irvine encouraged his interest in working with people, and coordinating business and group work. When a company posed a difficult technology problem, Henry would utilize multiple discipline to solve the problem.
Prior to joining YMVSV, Henry was Director of Engineering at a start-up company which he saw through to IPO. Henry Liu has enabled a variety of innovative ventures, building and testing x-ray gun and sending camera into space. He holds several patents from on demand printing to hands free medical devices.