Sue Xu, Ph.D

Managing Partner

Dr. Sue Xu is a Managing Partner at Amino Capital and joined the firm in 2012, with investment theme of data moat, network effect and domain agnostic. She has successful investments from inception to unicorn in Generative AI, Consumer, SaaS and Frontier tech.

She was founding CEO of CandyHouse and CyteSi, both Stanford lab spin-offs. Since 2012, she has involved with more than 300 investments mostly in seed and Series A, with around 20 unicorns and over 35 companies with valuation higher than $100M, including Chime, Rippling, Grail(acquired by Illumina), Webflow, Weee, DFINITY, Replit, Oasis Labs, OmiseGo, Turing, Wyze, GetAccept, Guesty, Instawork, Wetravel, StarRocks, Karbon Card, Unbabel, and WriteSonic.

Dr. Sue Xu began her early stage entrepreneurship when she was the founding scientist of GlycoMira (also involved in undergrad and PhD laboratory spin-offs). She has three patents and over 20 journal publications, and previously was a medical school researcher at Stanford University.

Guest Lecture at Cornell MBA program: "Demystifying Big Data and FinTech."; Visiting Professor of HKU “Global wealth management”; Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA guest lecture “Myths and Truths: Entrepreneurship and Tech Development.

Harvard HBS students hosted Women In VC Podcast:

“I would describe myself as a sponge, continuously absorbing signals, information, and resources. Then I organize and process them to help others. We only live once, so I hope to have an impactful life.”


“What do you do after 5 pm? I like that question because I believe it is the things you do after your “work day” that shapes your life and future.”


“Entrepreneurship is a long and draining process. You have to be passionate enough to do it for 8 to 10 years. The success of a company is often not because they have the best tech skill or education background. It's the perseverance to adapt and continuously provide value for your customers.”


“My advice for kids? Tell stories. Talk about yourself, because it helps you reflect. Share about your surroundings, because it keeps your observant. Express your dreams and imaginations, because it is the first step in making it a reality.”


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