Suzy Ryoo

Venture Capitalist

“Technology has enabled entrepreneurs and innovators to build businesses that can become the next behemoths.”

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Average Work Week

60+

Suzy Ryoo has worked at the intersection of technology, entertainment and media in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. She is a VP of Technology & Innovation & Venture Partner at Atom Factory as well as a Partner at early stage venture capital firm Cross Culture Ventures, where she finds, invests in and builds alongside entrepreneurs who create next generation companies. Over the past seven years, Atom Factory and Cross Culture have invested in almost 100 companies such as Lyft, Dropbox, Warby Parker, Spotify, TheSkimm, Gimlet Media, ATTN:, TextNow, WeTransfer, Beautycon, Girlboss, Fair and Thrive Market. Suzy also works with Troy Carter in his role as the entertainment advisor to the Prince Estate.

Q&A is a modern music and technology company co-founded by Troy Carter (Atom Factory, Spotify), J. Erving (Human Re Sources, Atom Factory) and Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory, OMD). The company seeks 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 an integrated solution for artists via distribution, management, label services, and data analytics 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.

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