My name is Julia Qiu, and I’m excited to be a part of the Mosaic Ventures team.
I spent my childhood growing up in Saint Louis, Missouri, but was fortunate to always have an international identity as my parents raised me to be bilingual (Mandarin & English) and immersed in multiple cultures. In high school, I extended this global worldview further by studying and living in France for a period, as well as interning in China for the New York Times & Shanghai Daily. My love for people, ideas, and companies that transcend borders probably are a result of all these experiences, and has been something that has continued unto today.
I graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with majors in finance and comparative literature. My first role out of university was with Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division, where I was an analyst with the global technology group in New York, working on wide array of IPOs, M&A, and debt transactions. My two years there helped me hone my analytical capabilities, but I had an itch to get closer to the tech, product, and the founders that were responsible for making them. So, in 2014, I moved out to Silicon Valley to join NEA’s west coast venture team. There, I was fortunate enough to meet and work with incredible entrepreneurs and companies of all shapes and sizes—in verticals ranging from retail to social to logistics to HR, just to name a few. This is perhaps what I love the most about technology—that it truly is now transforming every sector and dimension of our daily lives. So, in 2017, I decided to join Mosaic to help see and bring this globally, and specifically to Europe. I’m excited and inspired by the opportunity, talent, and drive I see across the European countries and ecosystems, and I cannot wait to work with early stage founders in realizing their visions.
In my free time, I enjoy travelling (36 countries and counting!), hiking, and exploring used bookstores. Food is another passion of mine, so if you so see me outside of the office, chances are it’ll be in pursuit/the midst of eating something delicious.