With her diversified experience in weaving together strategy and execution, we are proud to welcome Amy to the Investible team as our new Chief of Staff.
This year, both the Investible team and our portfolio of visionary companies have expanded considerably. Just this month, we’ll be welcoming three new faces to our team.
Today, we’re excited to introduce Amy Huang, our new Chief of Staff, based in Sydney.
Amy will be focused on supporting our leadership team, strategic planning, and back-office operations. As a key connector, she’ll be keeping us all accountable to our top priorities and amplifying our impact.
Get to know Amy, and the unique perspective she brings to the Investible team, below!
Firstly, tell us about your journey to date
My background is a bit of a mixed bag, reflecting my love of exploring new challenges. I started off as a graduate in Arts & Business and Law at UNSW. I dabbled in social impact, careers advisory and taking a bit of a pivot, I then spent most of my career working in the construction industry, where I started as a functional generalist and eventually transitioned into strategy and transformation at Laing O’Rourke.
Working in the strategy space, I spent a lot of time scanning the market and became fascinated with the startup world, as I’ve seen the space grow increasingly louder in recent years. Coupling this fascination with an early and ongoing love for social impact and disruption, I was ready for the next new challenge, and that’s what brought me to Investible.
What excited you about joining the Investible team?
The thing that excites me the most about joining Investible is working with a really great team that focuses on genuine, authentic partnerships with investors and Founders around a shared vision. I feel really lucky to be able to gain insight into some iconic startups, and be surrounded by such passionate and driven people.
Not only that, Investible is at a really pivotal stage of its journey right now, where we will only be accelerating growth and carving out our own unique position with Climate Tech Fund and Greenhouse. I’m so thrilled to be able to help shape Investible’s own journey, and a key part of my role is to connect the dots across our teams to keep our team on track against the top priorities at what will be a really busy time.
What do you love most about the startup ecosystem?
The amount of incredibly talented people in the startup world is so humbling, and I’m astounded by the attitude towards shared success and recognition that you can’t do it alone. Having mostly been in traditional industries that are adversarial and competitive, I really love the almost instinctive approach that the startup community has towards collaboration, promoting and lifting up one another.
What's your personal philosophy?
I’ve spent a lot of my life launching myself into situations where I might be a little out of my depth or the path forward was ambiguous. I’m a firm believer that taking even the smallest steps into the unknown, making myself vulnerable and trusting myself to ask for help when I need it is what allows me to grow.
What's something new you've learned recently?
I recently read an article about a newly discovered species of fluffy crab found in Western Australia that wears a sea sponge as a helmet to protect itself. In times when it feels like we often get more bad news than good, I thought it was a really nice, simple reminder to appreciate the world around us and remember that we don’t know everything about the world. In fact, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to know.
Something about you that might surprise people?
I spent my university years as an all-star cheerleader (yes, sort of like in Bring It On). We competed regularly at state and national levels and after my team won nationals, I decided it was time to retire and give my joints a break!
You can get in touch with Amy on Linkedin.