Peter joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2012 where he focuses on early- and growth-stage investments. Prior to joining Pritzker Group, Peter was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a global investment banking firm, where he advised corporate clients in the consumer and retail industries on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and leveraged buyouts.Peter is the founder and Chairman of the Board of VentureUP, a Chicago-based professional network for VC investors. VentureUP works with leading VC firms, corporations, service providers, and universities to provide VentureUP members with professional training, networking opportunities, and career mentoring through online and offline resources. He is also a mentor with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non-profit whose mission is to provide educational programs to inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures.Peter is a regular attendee of national tech meetups, events, and conferences. He loves to learn new things, buys more books than he can read, is an amateur Python coder, and loves meeting new people. He is also a big sports fan and is commissioner of the office Fantasy Football league.Peter graduated from The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in commerce with concentrations in finance and management.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Peter Liu and other top speakers and celebrities.