Suzy Ryoo is Venture Partner at early-stage venture fund, Cross Culture Ventures. In addition to finding and evaluating new investment opportunities, she creates opportunities for founders within the Cross Culture Ventures Portfolio including Skurt, Gimlet Media, Mayvenn, Thrive Market, Lendstreet, Yumi and Wonderschool.
In addition to CCV, Suzy manages the angel investment portfolio of Atom Factory, which includes iconic companies such as Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Warby Parker & Spotify, as well as fast growing startups such as ATTN, Beautycon, theSkimm, WeTransfer and TextNow.
In a prior life, Suzy led innovations and emerging platforms for Fortune 100 brands like Warner Bros. Pictures at global media agency OMD. As Head of VC@OMD, she led the company’s early-stage startup/venture initiatives for collaboration, cross-education & introduction of early monetization strategies or first-to-market partnerships with brands.
Passionate about community, diversity & mentorship, Suzy is an advisor / board member to organizations such as the USC Marshall Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the UCLA Riordan Programs, and a non-profit called Urban TXT (Teens Exploring Technology), which encourages young men of color in South LA to become catalysts of change in urban communities via technology and entrepreneurship. Suzy has spent the last 25 years in Los Angeles by way of being born in Seoul, S. Korea.