Lex Liao is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the micro venture capital firm New Highlands Ventures (NHV), and a board member of Seattle Venture Investment Alliance (SVIA). Lex has been an active angel investor for many years. He is currently a mentor of Techstars, a top tier startup accelerator in the US.

Lex has nearly two decades of experience in high tech industry with expertise in network security, enterprise product development, and cloud computing. Prior to NHV, he worked at Microsoft in various senior management roles over 10 years. In the 90s, he was an early member of engineering management team at CacheFlow, an internet startup that set the 9th biggest first-day percentage gains by an IPO in the US history. Later it became BlueCoat which was only recently acquired by Symantec for $4.6 billion in 2016.

Lex has a Ph.D. in Physics from McGill University.