Suzy Ryoo (KR)

Speaker (Q&A)

Suzy Ryoo is the Co-Founder, President & Chief Strategy Officer of Q&A alongside co-founders Troy Carter & J. Erving. Q&A is a modern music and technology company seeking to empower the next generation of artists through technology, tools and services. In its first move toward expansion, Q&A merged with Human Re Sources, the digital distribution and label services company launched by J. Erving in 2018. The merger allows Q&A and Human Re Sources to build modular, integrated solutions for artists with a highly collaborative artist-driven approach. This new venture is dedicated to creating an ecosystem where the “artist as an entrepreneur” is truly supported throughout their entire career. For the past 10 years, Suzy's worked at the intersection of technology, entertainment and media in Los Angeles. Prior to Q&A, Suzy partnered with Troy Carter in 2015 as the VP of Technology & Innovation at Atom Factory as well as a Partner at early stage venture capital fund Cross Culture Ventures. As an early stage investor, she finds, invests in and builds alongside entrepreneurs creating next generation companies. Over the past eight years, Atom Factory and Cross Culture invested in or advised nearly 100 startups including Lyft, Uber, Dropbox, Warby Parker, Spotify, Slack, TheSkimm, Gimlet Media and WeTransfer. Suzy also works closely with Troy in Atom Factory's role as the entertainment advisor to the Prince Estate. Suzy graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California where she received the USC Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, she completed the Riordan Fellowship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and in 2019 completed the Kauffman Fellowship. Suzy serves on the advisory council at the USC Marshall Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the technology advisory board for Delta Airlines, and the board of non-profit, URBAN TxT (Teens Exploring Technology) which exists to enable thousands of South LA teens to become catalysts of change through technology, community and leadership. Suzy was born in South Korea and grew up in Southern California since 1992 thanks to her immigrant entrepreneur parents.

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