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Bill Liao

Advisor Ireland, IE

European Venture Partner, SOSventures and Co-Founder, CoderDojo.

European Venture Partner, SOSventures and Co-Founder, CoderDojo.

12 vouches

Involved In


IndieBio EU - The World's First Biotech Accelerator
Liao Corporation


Nominet Trust


Co Founder IndieBio EU - The World's First Biotech Accelerator April 2014 - present
Trustee Nominet Trust 2014 - present
European Investment Partner SOSV July 2011 - present
Co-Founder CoderDojo June 2011 - present
Founder 2009 - present
Founder Weforest September 2008 - present
Advisor Playmob 2008 - present
CEO Finaxis AG January 1999 - June 2012
Co-Founder XING AG September 2003 - December 2009
Director of Operations DAVNET LIMITED November 1996 - July 2000
Founder Liao Corporation November 1994 - August 1996
Workshop Manager Computer Hardware of Australia Pty Ltd June 1992 - August 1994
State Service Coordiantor Canon Australia March 1989 - June 1992
Workshop Manager Dedicated Microsystems 1988 - 1989
Junior tech Dedicated Microsystems 1986 - 1988


School of Hard Knocks Entrepreneurship 1975 - 2001
Preshil Playground management 1971 - 1977

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Healthcare
  • • Hardware
  • • Green
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Media
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics

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Alex Farcet
Co-founder & MD, Rainmaking Loft and Partner, Rainmaking.
Bill has been a long time Startupbootcamp mentor and he's extraordinarily good at cutting through issues and giving direct - yet creative - ... feedback. Plus he's done some big things. Highly recommended.
Ian Cleary
We worked together  •  Founder of Razorsocial - We help companies achieve better performance on social media through the use of tools and technology.
Bill has been mentoring me for a couple of years and he's amazing. My business has dramatically improved since working with Bill. My skill ... s as an entrepreneur have also greatly improved.
Grégory Engels
Managing Director Germany, Aplana Inc. and Board Member, Pirate Parties International.
Battista Cappelletti
Member, Cappelletti & Partners LLC.
Michael Harrington
Founder @DDDRebel 3DPrinting & Additive Manufacturing, Cork, Ireland
Bill is a great Entrepreneur because he has focus in bringing the communities of young coders to achieve monumental things.
Sam Mancuso
Principal / Director, Lybco Investments Pty Limited and Chairman, SunCorp Renewable Energy Pty Limited.
He has great vision
Yann Mauchamp
We worked together  •  Advisor, The NextWomen and Advisor @GPBullhoundSummit, GP Bullhound.
he is already a great advisor as he is very inspiring and generous.
Vincent Mc Carthy
Co-founder & CEO, The Festival of Curiosity and Secretary, Euroscience Ireland.
Jude Ower
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur in Residence, Angel Academe and Founder & CEO, Playmob.
Bill has been an Advisor for me since 2009. Bill has incredible business acumen and a unique ability to hone in on entrepreneurs strengths a ... nd areas to brush up on from early on. Bill focusses on the individual/s making sure they are well equipped mentally to take the business to success. I cannot recommend Bill highly enough, anyone he mentors will be in good company now and forever!
Pierpaolo Porta
Director, Bio Scatter Technologies. Previously Researcher, Tyndall National Institute.
Bill is a Co-founder of, of Indie.Bio and founder of He is a fantastic serial entrepreneur and social entreprene ... ur dedicated to a world that works for all living things. He is the European Venture Partner of SOSventures, an investmen firm specializing in startup accelerator programs.
Dr. Mark Goulston
CEO & Founder, Goulston Group, Chief Mentor & Principal, China Foundations, Author, HBR, Business Insider contributor, NPR co-host
Bill is not just a highly successful entrepreneur, he is one of the clearest thinkers you will ever meet. He has an amazing ability to cut ... through any business challenge and help you see it through different eyes that will cause you to take different -- and more effective -- action. He is also determined to leave the world much better than he found it through companies like weforest and coderdogo. You really need to check out his Wikipedia page to find out more about him at:
Founding Partner & Managing Director, RTS GLOBAL PARTNERS : No.1 Family Business Advisory Firm in AMEA : AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST & ASIA.

Sarah Choukah
They're my investor  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Hyasynth Bio. Previously Lecturer, Université de Montréal. Université de Montréal grad.
Sarah is an accomplished and talented person who wants to make a difference in the world. Doing well while doing good.

Ken Corcoran
They're my investor  •  Director and co-founder, Previously IT Consultant, IT Consultant.
Great company with a uniques value proposition and actual traction.

Jeroen Hermkens
We worked together  •  Project Manager Social Intranet, Gemeente Alkmaar and Project Manager Inter/Intranet template for 30 cities, Dimpact.
Jeroen is an amazing designer

Jude Ower
They're my investor  •  Entrepreneur in Residence, Angel Academe and Founder & CEO, Playmob.
Because she knows her stuff and has done it all.

Todd Embley
We worked together  •  Program Director, Mentor of Awesomeness and Coconuts, Chinaccelerator.
Todd is really amazing and insightful with a wealth of experience!

James Haft
Managing Director, Pacific Alliance Limited, LLC and Co-Founder, NXTP Labs.
James has been invaluable to several ventures I have been involved with and is a stand up guy who is smart and effective.

Rick Amado
They're my friends  •  Behavioral Medical Specialist, State of Minnesota. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
A truly transformative thinker able to engage with issues at the deepest levels with poise, purpose and possibility

Edward Upton
They're my investor  •  Founder & CEO, LittleData and Digital Product Development & Management, Self Employed.
Edward knows everything the is to know about the education space in the UK

Jeroen Hermkens
They're my friends  •  Project Manager Social Intranet, Gemeente Alkmaar and Project Manager Inter/Intranet template for 30 cities, Dimpact.
Jeroen is one of the most talented designers I know.

Mark Wing
They're my friends  •  Director, Interrelated and Associate / Trainer, Design Council.
Good Guy

Ela Bednarek
They're my investor  •  CEO at Gluu IO Economist turned entrepreneur, data geek working towards making data science simple Chinaccelerator alum 2014
Ela is focussed on the goal and a great person to work with and her company is working on something simple yet seriously cool

Dominic Penaloza 卢汉森
Founder, Bestaurant. Previously CEO, Co-founder,
Dominic is brilliant and a seasoned Entrepreneur who can offer deep insights into online user behaviour and how to get stuff done.