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Olive Xu

Olive Xu

Olive Xu

Olive Xu is an investor at Sorenson, where she focuses on growth-stage software investments.

She matriculated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Entrepreneurship and received her Master’s degree in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from Columbia University. After receiving her master’s degree, Olive worked at Alpha Square Group as an investment associate focused on deal sourcing and execution across cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, data, and ML & AI sectors. She is passionate about supporting cutting-edge companies and visionary founders who are transforming the world with technology.



Q: What are you doing when you're not working?

Teaching her dogs cool tricks.

Q: How do you like to stay active?

Hiking with her dogs in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park or paddle boarding in Tampa, Florida.

Q: What fictional world would you choose to live in?

Game of Thrones. It would be cool to fight alongside the dragons and defeat the White Walkers.

Q: What is your favorite sweet treat?

Matcha crepe cake!


At Sorenson, Olive seeks to invest in founders with whom she would want to work alongside for years to come. Founders should possess domain expertise, be a dreamer, and be able to lead a team during tough times, all without losing the passion for what they are building (and why they are building it in the first place). Waves of innovation in the past couple of years have revolutionized the way businesses operate, greatly enhancing day-to-day efficiency– a principle that motivates Olive throughout her time on the Sorenson growth team.

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