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Venture Capitalist Suzy Ryoo Develops Next-Gen Tech, Products, and Culture

Emerging, disruptive brands look to Ryoo for early-stage investments and advice.

Suzy Ryoo is a young venture partner and vice president of technology and innovation at Atom Factory in Los Angeles. Atom Factory is at the forefront of new entertainment, tech and culture, investing financial resources and invaluable startup knowledge in emerging brands. In this role, Ryoo helps develop and invest in early-stage companies through Cross Culture Ventures. Their mission is to “invest in entrepreneurs creating next generation technology and consumer products.”

In order to be successful, Ryoo does extensive research to have a profound understanding of diverse markets, products, brands and how these new companies are providing a unique solution. Networking is huge in her line of work; however, she likes to refer to it as a “mutual commitment” in supporting, growing and accelerating professional partnerships. She has made her life a journey of “making what you do what you love.” Before joining Atom Factory, Ryoo earned a B.S. in Strategy & Finance at USC Marshall and worked in Innovations & Emerging Platforms at OMD Ignition Factory.

About the Author

Natasha Barritt

Natasha serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Find Your Grind Foundation in Los Angeles. In this capacity, she has created several programs, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities to improve the lives of youth through the arts.

Growing up in coastal Maine, Natasha's childhood heroes were artists, writers, and directors. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend USC's Marshall School of Business, School of Cinematic Arts Program and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Before starting Find Your Grind, Natasha worked at various advertising agencies, specializing in TV media investment.