Startup Grind hosts Holly Liu (Kabam)

Collective Campus - Level 1, 20 Queen Street Melbourne, 3000 Melbourne
Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 6:00 PM (AEDT)

About this event

Holly Liu founded the mobile gaming company Kabam in 2006 with UC Berkeley alumni. Her work has contributed to record revenue growth for Kabam year over year from $0 to $400MM annually, that led Kabam into the unicorn club in 2014. She led the design for Kabam’s award-winning "Kingdoms of Camelot" franchise, which has grossed over $250 million in less than four years. She was also the founding mobile designer for extension Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, which was the top grossing app on iOS in 2012.

Today, she is Chief Development Officer in charge of developing Kabam internationally through key relationships - starting with China. Among other things, she continues to develop global cultural initiatives within Kabam.

Prior to that she was Kabam's Chief of Staff and oversaw HR, leading corporate culture and talent experience for over 800 employees at Kabam globally. Holly oversaw the team responsible for recruiting and retaining top talent, and has grown the Kabam staff 500% in three years.

Holly is a consummate entrepreneur, executive, and startup mentor. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, and has named in Fortune and Forbes as a leading woman in gaming and entrepreneurship.


Holly has been named in:

* Fortune - "10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming"

* Forbes - "12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs' Edition"

* Forbes - "10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch from Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies"

Kabam has raised over $245 Million dollars in venture funding from Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures, SK Telecom and Alibaba. They have partnered with leading Hollywood partners such as Warner Brothers, MGM, Paramount and Disney to make beloved games such as Fast & Furious, The Godfather: Five Families, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, Star Wars: Uprising, Marvel: Contest of Champions. 


  • Holly Liu

    Holly Liu

    Kabam / YCombinator

    Founder / Partner

    Holly Liu is the Founder at Kabam ($1Billion Exit), Fortune's Most Powerful Woman in Gaming, and currently a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator, a top US accelerator that has funded Airbnb, Stripe, Twitch, DropBox and many others.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Mar 8
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (AEDT)


    Collective Campus
    Level 1, 20 Queen Street Melbourne3000

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