WHAT IS THE FORUM
It’s Asia’s premier platform for startup investors to share experiences, network, and discover new opportunities, and for select startups to meet investors, share their ideas and network with the regions most experienced investors and industry experts. The forum will explore what we should expect to see in the coming 12 – 18 months.
STARTUP LAUNCHPAD INVESTMENT COMPETITION
Pitch to some of the most influential investors in the Asian investment community, including Partners at Vectr Ventures, SOSV, Cocoon and more.Finalists will present at the Startup Investors Forum for a chance to win $40,000 USD cash! Apply today for your chance to join! Click register to learn about the requirements.
WHO WILL ATTEND
200+ investors from all across the board:
• Angel investors and Venture Capitalists
• Professionals from legal and accounting firms
• Family office representatives
• Business owners looking to become investors
• High net-worth individuals
• Regulators and policymakers from Greater China
The Most Anticipated
Investors Event of the Year
Startup Investors Forum brings together investors of all sizes (angels, VC’s, PE’s, business owners, etc) with experience in the startup ecosystem with regulators and policymakers to share insights on investing in startups and to connect capital with investment opportunities. Click on the video to the right to view highlights from our October 2017 event.
Our World Class SpeakersSample speakers below, see them all on the speakers page
This is a great event and I think this kind of conference is very important for people who want to transform into investors, as well as for entrepreneurs who are entering China market
Conference HighlightsThat's not all, more sections on the schedule page
Craig Pepples, Chief Executive Officer, Global Sources
The panel will discuss different motivations among capital providers, how can interests and outlook of different investors be aligned better with the company’s. Panelists will also explore what more needs to be done at local and national level to build further investment capacity and how to build an effective ecosystem to provide long term support and investment to scaling business.
Players from leading corporates will discuss their approach in supporting innovation and increasing the potential for successful growth in key sectors, and share the added value that they bring alongside angel and early stage investors. The panel will also explain how a CVC differs from a VC, including investment remit and exit strategies, and discuss how CVCs can best add value to the startup ecosystem
The panel will identify the key trends, focus and challenges of startup investment in the year ahead and the expectations of growth and returns
– Leading angel investors will share their way of growing portfolio business, analyze the cliff edges in moving through the various finance stage and how to avoid them.
– Along the growth journey, what are the opportunities and challenges for liquidity? What more can be done in the marketplace?
The panel will Identify the initiatives which have been the most effective and the effort in creating conditions for long-term growth capital, as well as explore government role in funding long term growth of businesses going forward and identify the opportunities for the angels and early stage community
– Gain insights about opportunities to engage with the new funding models for commercialization of research and technological development through the funds
Panel Discussion V: The role of Capital Markets in building long term growth business
The panel will discuss the role that the primary markets are playing in the financing ecosystem for long term growth for entrepreneurs, and see what support is available to angel and VC-backed businesses to increase their potential for successful scale-up, as well as explore how to create a better pathway to IPO for angel and VC-backed businesses
Top three winners from 1st round of competition will pitch at this session
The speaker will reveal insights on the challenges for founders in successfully growing their tech business and accessing the finance they need at key stages of development. The talk will also cover how the company successfully drew upon angel and several rounds of VC until achieving exit