Not one but three pandemics face us, says tech entrepreneur Liao

The Irish-domiciled tech venture capitalist says that stupidity and lies represent threats as big as the coronavirus in the current environment

Bill Liao, general partner at SOS Ventures: ‘Making deep tech accessible to everyone for free is a core opportunity.’ Picture: John Allen

Lockdown has forced all of us to adapt in some way. Bill Liao, general partner at SOS Ventures, the $750 million venture capital fund, has dealt with it better than most, thanks in part to regular walks.

Throughout the whole of our conversation, Liao never stops walking. He needs his exercise, and Zoom calls have become the ideal time to get it. He feels constrained, naturally, by the current working environment – but the walking ...