Andy Liu

Andy Liu

Andy Liu is co-founder of BuddyTV, along with David Niu. Prior to BuddyTV, Andy served as President and CEO of NetConversions from 1999-2004 prior to ... More »Andy Liu is co-founder of BuddyTV, along with David Niu. Prior to BuddyTV, Andy served as President and CEO of NetConversions from 1999-2004 prior to its sale to aQuantive and served as VP and GM of its Site Optimization unit from 2004-2005. He’s also a founder of a non-profit focused on technology in developing countries and is very passionate about entrepreneurship. He brings deep experience in building companies, site optimization, SEO, community building, and product development. In 2003, he was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and holds an MBA from Wharton. Source: Elite Retreat

Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem

By Andy Liu

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Andy Liu, CEO of BuddyTV Guide, a channel guide app available on iOS, Android and Google TV. There is no debating that consumer adoption of Google TV is extremely disappointing. Logitech has dropped out of the business, several online publications ...

BuddyTV founder offers a new app, talks of sacrificing profits to move ahead

BuddyTV founder offers a new app, talks of sacrificing profits to move ahead BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu believes that sometimes you have to sacrifice profits in order to move ahead in business. BuddyTV photo That’s the advantage small companies have over their larger corporate counterparts...

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op, Summit Capital, Jonathan Sposato, Voyager Capital Partner Geoff Entress, Matt Shobe, William Lohse, BuddyTV Co-founder Andy Liu, Ken Kuntz, and ...

Behind $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

The new round of investment, which adds to the $50K in seed it raised from its incubator Upstart Labs, was led by Voyager Capital, with participation from Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, and TiE Oregon Angels. Just in case ...

BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration

"It shows our commitment to have the best entertainment content indexed in one place," said Andy Liu, BuddyTV's co-founder and CEO. "Our app is the best TV discovery app in the world, adding Hulu Plus makes it an even better experience for our users. " With the addition of Hulu Plus...

Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

Now investors are taking note: the Portland, Ore. company is announcing Tuesday that it has secured $1.3 million in Series A funding from a group of investors including Voyager Capital, angel investor Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook executive Rudy Gadre, HootSuite ...

Bubbles and froth: Seattle VCs, angels talk 2014 startup financing

“I think there’s a higher likelihood we’ll see retread on technology,” said Andy Liu, an angel investor and CEO of BuddyTV. “You want to invest in higher-quality companies right now that are better positioned to make it through the (future) storms.” Liu spoke at a conference aimed ...

BuddyTV Provides Users with Customized, Efficient Way to Find and Watch the 2014 Winter Olympics

"It’s never been easier to navigate the Olympics and find specific sports that you’re interested in,” said Andy Liu, BuddyTV CEO and co-founder. “This Vibe allows you to easily scroll through every event taking place over the next few weeks and keep track of your favorite Winter Games. ...

BuddyTV Launches Vibes™, Raises $1.5 Million to Re-Imagine TV Discovery

"It's frustrating paying for TV service but constantly thinking 'There's absolutely nothing good on TV,'" said Andy Liu, Co-Founder and CEO of BuddyTV, "Which is why we built Vibes based on the experiences of our six million users, and created a friendly viewing guide powered by real ...

BuddyTV Launches Latest iPhone TV Guide App with New Search, Grid, and Quicklist Functionality

“This release makes it easy to replace the old cable TV guide,” said Andy Liu, CEO and co-founder of BuddyTV. “Searching for your favorite programs, favoriting channels, filtering by genre, and summary views for quicklists makes finding great TV fast and easy.” Search is one of the ...

BuddyTV Announces New Halloween Quicklist, Highlighting Top 10 Halloween Movies

“To get people excited about Halloween and all the fun that comes with it, adding a Halloween quicklist is a no-brainer,” said Andy Liu, co-founder and CEO of BuddyTV. “We wanted to make it easy for users to find the Top 10 Halloween movies of all time.” On the BuddyTV Guide home screen...

BuddyTV’s New Customizable TV Listings Grid Places the User in Control

“Our new grid is unlike any other in the TV discovery space,” said CEO and co-founder of BuddyTV, Andy Liu. “We’re very proud to offer such a useful piece of technology. Not only does it display the channel listings beautifully, but it also includes personalization features that are ...

BuddyTV Guide Launches MLB Quicklist in Anticipation of Busy Playoffs Schedule

“Here at BuddyTV we don’t just watch scripted or reality series, we love sports too,” said Andy Liu, co-founder and CEO of BuddyTV. “We know users will find great value in getting all their MLB schedules with a simple touch. We’re always looking to enhance the features of the app, and ...

BuddyTV Guide Premieres Watchlist Creating a Rich Personal TV Experience

“The Watchlist is an extremely important feature for our users making TV discovery more personal and more powerful,” said Andy Liu, co-founder and CEO of BuddyTV. “The old TV guide is stale and can’t keep up with all the programming that is available to users today, we’re here to help ...

Find Olympics Events Fast with the BuddyTV Guide App's New Olympics-Only TV Listings, Real-Time Aler...

“The Olympics are the biggest television event in the world, with thousands of hours of footage available across five TV networks and online, and there’s always something exciting to watch -- if you can find it,” said BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu. “The goal of the 2012 Olympics quicklist is ...

BuddyTV Guide Now Even Friendlier with New Facebook Open Graph Integration

“Our users want a fast, easy-to-use experience, and they’re also tastemakers, so it was important to find a way to let them share and connect with their friends in a seamless way, and on their terms,” says BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu. “Facebook Open Graph offers that flexibility, and being able ...

BuddyTV Guide Adds New World of Free TV and Movie Trailers

“We want our users to be overjoyed, not overloaded, by all their options,” said BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu. “With tens of thousands of episodes and movies available at any given moment, the simple question of “What should I watch?” can become legitimately challenging. The ability to watch a ...

BuddyTV Guide App Gives NBA Fans Full, Personalized Playoff Schedule at Their Fingertips

“With the BuddyTV Guide, it’s our mission to help TV and sports fans alike find what they want to watch easier and faster through a simple, personalized experience,” said BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu. “This type of feature really shines with an event like the playoffs, with so many games airing ...

Viggle Audience Network Creates Opportunity for Advertisers to Reach Nearly 10 Million TV Fans

“By partnering with Viggle, we’ll be able to offer mobile advertisers the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with our mobile community,” said Andy Liu, BuddyTV Co-Founder and CEO. “They’ll be able to connect with them when they start viewing their favorite programs on Viggle ...

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