Jiayi "Kristy" Xu
Jiayi “Kristy” Xu had been in the financial services field for eight years, including working as a licensed financial advisor at Raymond James, when she decided to jump into a new opportunity. In July 2019, after receiving her MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, she co-founded BizCatcher International, Inc., a machine learning-powered M&A platform that connects small and middle market business buyers and business sellers. BizCatcher International platform system connects companies based on analyzation of their compatibility and goals. Buyers and sellers enter their information, and the platform system analyzes the information and matches them with each other based on the suitability level.
Kristy oversees the development and operation of the platform, markets the platform to potential clients, and ensures that BizCatcher International is providing the best possible service to current clients. Today, BizCatcher International has some 200 users and 6,000 businesses for sale in the platform and is currently working on opening a second physical location in California’s Bay Area, as well as expanding their presence in China.
BizCatcher is specialized in cross-border transaction opportunities between U.S. and China, helping buyers and sellers identify deal opportunities and facilitating acquisitions and sales. They also partner with trusted local professionals to help new businesses enter the market. “We have a great network with potential Chinese business buyers in several industries,” Kristy says.
For Kristy, the best part of her job is helping both buyers and sellers achieve their business goals, whether it’s a buyer looking to expand into different industries and locations, or a seller looking to smoothly exit their businesses. And she also gets to work with a number of other professionals who help facilitate the transactions. “I love working together with professionals who have different specializations to better serve our clients,” she says.
Jiayi Kristy Xu, Co-Founder & CEO
BizCatcher International, Inc.