Amy Wu

Menlo Ventures

Panel Discussion

Venture Capital Panel:
Tired, Wired, Hired — VCs on AI

Atom icon for The AI Conference 2023, a groundbreaking two-day event on AGI, LLMs, Infrastructure, Alignment, AI Startups, and Neural Architectures.

With all the attention and funding that AI startups have received recently, is anything starting to feel overplayed? What aren’t we talking enough about instead? And what job opportunities will grow in the coming years? Leading VCs Amy Wu, Jake Saper, and Assaf Araki will share their contrarian and forward-looking views on how AI will reshape industry, from consumer markets to enterprise and infrastructure applications.

About | Amy Wu

Amy came to Menlo Ventures to grow the firm’s consumer technology and gaming practice and
back founders building new products at the forefront of emerging platform shifts.

As an investor, Amy seeks founders who share her obsession with products that define how
people work, live, and play. She believes that emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and AR
give founders new surface areas to create magical consumer experiences. Not afraid to get her
hands dirty, Amy loves using new bleeding-edge products and actively participates in user

Before joining Menlo, Amy focused on Web3 and gaming at FTX Ventures, where she invested
in Sui, Soba Studios, TripleDot Studios, Yuga Labs, and Doodles. Prior to that, she led
investments in consumer, gaming, and blockchain at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where her
investments included Epic Games, Faraway Games, Weee!, Webull, Arbitrum, and Alchemy. As
an operator, she was SVP and CFO of the Global Digital and Sports portfolio for Discovery, Inc.,
a $2+ billion business that includes Eurosport, the PGA, the Olympics, US Motor Trend, and
Scripps Lifestyle Studios. Before Discovery, she ran finance and operations at Welcome, an
NYC-based marketing software company that Optimizely later acquired. Amy began her career
at Insight Venture Partners, working with companies like JD.com, Zumba, and Tumblr. She
holds a B.A. in biochemistry from Harvard.

Outside of work, Amy skis and climbs mountains. She is based in New York City and frequently
in SF and LA. You can find her on Twitter at @amytongwu, where she shares thoughts about
gaming, consumer technology, and blockchain.