Simon Tiu

San Francisco, CA ·

Hi! I’m Simon Tiu (pronounced a lot like “two”). Some people call me Zimon.

I’m a nerd, interested in many things and learning every day. I work on the product strategy and operations group for Google Cloud. Talk me about Cloud Computing, it's the future.

I’m interested in private equity and want to make investments in tech companies around the world. I want to help companies work in a global environment and am passionate about helping developing nations.

I’m interested in all things China. I’m Chinese but grew up speaking only English. I'm trying to learn Chinese (got a minor at Berkeley), but I'm mostly failing in comparison to my lovely, caucasian wife, Haley, who is fluent in Chinese. 好丢脸。

I’m interested in all things data (especially unstructured data). I love data because you can find cool and pragmatic things by studying trends. Plus, data visualizations are pretty.

I’m interested in Mormonism. I love philosophy and questioning the basic tenets. I hope to do a little writing about being an Asian Mormon.

Oh, also I like to review food, but I’m not very good at it because I like mostly everything I eat. I’ll try to be super picky. My work has me traveling quite a bit and so have the chance to frequently try new things.


Valia Ventures


I vet Seed and Series A companies for venture investments.

November 2017 - Present

Google Cloud

Product Strategy & Operations

I help our VPs collect, prioritize, and measure their top priorities (OKRs)

February 2017 - Present

Google Fiber

Network Deployment - Business Program Manager

I help model and recommend our construction efforts for potential new cities

February 2016 - January 2017

Deloitte Consulting - Deloitte Digital


I advise large companies on digital strategy, including Cloud services, digital marketing, and DevOps

September 2013 - January 2016


University of California - Berkeley

Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Special Achievements

Dean's List
Magna Cum Laude, High Honors
Huang Scholar, Class of 2010
President of Alpha Pi Mu (Berkeley Chapter)
President of IISE (Berkeley Chapter)
2007 - 2013


  • Financial Modeling
  • LBO
  • DCF
  • VC
  • Growth Equity
  • Java
  • Python
  • git
  • JavaScript
  • bash
  • MySQL
  • Google Cloud Platform
Business Topics
  • DevOps
  • Cloud
  • VR/AR
  • HR Reorg
  • VC
  • PE
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Github
  • Gulp
  • php
  • jquery


A collection of random projects. I like to tinker with new things in my spare time.

Encryption Folder

The Encryption Folder is a quick tool to protect a folder on your machine. It's a simple solution for multiple people using the same machine (local or remote).

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Word Tower

A fun game to improve you typing speed by typing along with your favorite songs

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See all Creations for more fun!

Photography + Videos

I'm really not very good, but I do enjoy taking pictures and making videos

Monkeys in Nepal

Fun picture of monkeys during my trip to Nepal.

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China 2016

My trip to China with Haley.

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Musings / Blog

I’m not super good at blogging, but some fun thoughts below:

Essay - 落叶归根 - Reflections on China

Thoughts about living in China as an ABC

August 2016