Richard Liu is an American businessman who has found success if a diverse set of industries. Richard Liu was born and raised in New Hampshire. His father was an otolaryngology specialist and his mother a dentist. He made school his priority and strove to learn all that he could. After earning his bachelor’s degree he attended the Harvard School of Dentistry. His first job was at Evergreen Dental Care which is a full-service dental practice. Richard Liu helped patients by doing crown restorations, tooth fillings, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and veneers.
He worked as a dentist for five years. During this time he also lectured about restorative dentistry at his alma mater. Although his successful career as a dentist, Richard Liu wanted to enter the financial industry. He was interested in business development, investing, and introducing technology into startups. He had always been interested in venture capital and had made money as a small-scale investor. He decided to pursue this passion and, just like he had attended dental school so that people would have confidence in him as a dentist, he attended MIT to earn an MBA so people would have confidence in him as a financial manager.
After MIT, he joined CRT Capital as an analyst. He worked in this same position at FTV Capital. It was at this point that he felt confident enough to launch his own firm which is Morningside Venture Capital. Richard Liu acquires startups in technology, consumer services, artificial intelligence, and media sectors. He focuses on companies that will change the global economy for the better.His company now has $1.7 billion in assets under management. Richard Liu takes an active role in the day to day operations of his company. Richard Liu says that the soft skills he learned as a dentist, such as bedside manner, have helped him immeasurably as a venture capitalist.
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