Technology >> CEO Interviews >> March 10, 2005

David Liu – The Knot Inc (knot)

DAVID LIU, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of The Knot. Inc., has been instrumental in making the company a true Internet success story and a thriving global life events media and services company. With his business acumen and solid vision, Mr. Liu helped secure three rounds of financing for the company, totaling more than $20 million. In early December 1999, he helped The Knot raise over $35 million in its initial public offering. Under Mr. Liu's direction, the company grew from six to more than 200 employees in less than three years. The Knot has been recognized as an innovative, fast-growing company by Fortune, Forbes, Upside, Entrepreneur, CNBC, CNN, Deloitte & Touche, Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Prior to launching The Knot, Mr. Liu cultivated his keen entrepreneurial skills through a successful career in digital media production and management at his previous company, RunTime Inc., where he spearheaded the production of award- winning media products for clients including Viacom, The Smithsonian, Intel and AT&T. Mr. Liu received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Film and Television. Profile
TWST: What is The Knot?

Mr. Liu: The Knot is the premier brand in the wedding industry, which

accounts for an estimated $72 billion in consumer spending annually in

this country. Our strategy