Delphine Qiu
Senior Associate
Delphine moved into investing after completing her PhD and working as a research scientist and healthcare strategy consultant. She specialises in MedTech at Eight Roads.

What motivates you?

Getting deeply involved in the broader spectrum of innovative medical technologies, and helping to build companies with products that truly benefit human health.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

The transition from R&D to consulting. Consulting is more dimensional than research, requiring rapid adaption to diversified topics, stronger interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as multiple perspective analysis.

Which global tech trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

Artificial intelligence. It is penetrating almost every aspect of our life. Eventually, it will make our world smarter, smoother and easier.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Never, never, never give up.

What is the company you wish you’d backed and why?

Intuitive surgical. It opened up the era of surgical robotics in clinical settings, and achieved significant commercial success with continuous innovation.