Room 201C AsiaWorld-Expo. Please arrive 10 mins before the event starts
Global Sources Startup Launchpad, partners and sponsors welcome participants to the 2nd Startup Investors Forum.
Opening Speech by Doretta Chan, American Airlines
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
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
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Wang Xiaochuan,17:55, Room 201C
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.