Bill Liao

General Partner, SOSV - Managing Director, RebelBio

Bill Liao is the European Investment Partner at SOSV, investing in, supporting and mentoring companies and startups at all stages of growth. Bill Founded SOSV’s biotech practice and runs RebelBio in Europe.

Bill comes to SOSV with a wealth of experiences, both in the public and private sectors. A co-founder of CoderDojo, a free global network formed to assist young people with learning computer programming, Bill also co-founded XING, a pioneering enterprise social networking platform. Prior to these endeavors, Bill served as COO of Davnet, a telecommunications carrier.

Bill has also distinguished himself as a diplomat, serving as a special diplomatic envoy for St Kitt’s and Nevis, with an emphasis on sustainable development and the environment. Author of three books, he is a regular speaker at many events and venues such as The London School of Economics, The World Economic Forum, The Globe Forum in Sweden, The House of Commons and TED as well as TEDx. He is Founder of WeForest that has planted over 9 million trees globally.