What Trends Will Shape Asian Venture Capitals in 2020?
17 Oct 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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What Trends Will Shape Asian Venture Capitals in 2020?

17 Oct 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm

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FastLane Group is delighted to present a Startup Academy #4 Scaling Up and Fund Raising on 17 October, 2019.


In this fireside chat, we will sit down with Yolanda Yang (Radiant Venture Capital), Katheryn Madonia (Vectr Ventures), Yina Chan (Saltagen Ventures) and Louis Lo (Beyond Ventures) to share the latest trends in venture capital and advices for founders looking to raise money for their startups.


Key Take aways:

1. Latest investment trends in venture capital

2. How Hong Kong compares to other startup ecosystems

3. Tips for pitching investors


Below are the event details:

Topic: FastLane Startup Academy: #4 Scaling Up and Fund Raising

Time: 7:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Date: Thursday, 17th October 2019

Venue: 26/F, Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Rd Causeway Bay


7:00-7:30pm - Registration & Networking

7:30-8:30pm - Fireside Chat

8:30-9:00pm - Q&As


Fireside chat with:

Yina Chan

Yina is the Associate Director at Saltagen Ventures. She handles investment of the fund and develops partnerships across Canada and Asia to support companies’ global expansion into Asia or China via Hong Kong. She is passionate about incubation and women entrepreneurship. Building from her years of experience working with local corporates and overseas startups, she builds bridges that help startups to maneuver the strategies of entering local markets and overcome language and cultural barriers. She also mentors startups/ students at universities and Rookie Fund, and is currently a tutor of St. John’s College at the University of Hong Kong.

Before joining Saltagen, she was at China Construction Bank (Asia) managing portfolio of MNC and Chinese corporates on corporate financing. She was one of the early members of Soap Cycling, a charitable startup spun off from HKU, as a marketing director and brought the impact from Hong Kong to South East Asia countries. She earned her B.B.A. in HKU and is currently a candidate for Master of Law (Intellectual Property Right & Information Technology) and CFA Level 3.


Yolanda Yang

Yolanda is a Vice President of Radiant Tech Ventures Limited where she was actively engaged in sourcing, analyzing, and executing investment opportunities in early and growth stage startups and accumulated extensive experience in innovation and technology investments in Greater China, North America and Israel. She also worked at PineBridge Investments’ London and Hong Kong offices as Business Development Associate, responsible for developing institutional business in Greater China region and coordinating consultant relations effort in Asia.


Katheryn Madonia

Katheryn joined Vectr Ventures in mid-2017 and focuses on retail, e-commerce and fashion technology investments. She also supports the portfolio post-investment through strategy development and execution of business development tasks, which has helped to secure new clients, investors, and hires for a number of portfolio companies. Katheryn graduated from Western University with a B.E.Sc. in Structural Engineering.


Louis Lo

Louis is an Investment Manager at Beyond Ventures, where he is closely involved in investment research, deal execution and portfolio management. He primarily focuses on property technology, enterprise services and semiconductor industries. Prior to joining Beyond Ventures, he worked in Silverhorn Investment Advisors where he was involved in investment research and portfolio management.


Louis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Business and Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a mentor at HKU iDendron Incubation Programme and Rookie Fund, advising early stage companies and next-generation venture capitalists in universities.


About the companies:

FastLane Group

The FastLane Group was founded in 2013 as an accountancy and advisory firm that combines innovation and technology to provide professional services that focus on Entrepreneurs, Startups, Fast Growing Technology Companies, Startup Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists. The FastLane Group provides best in class service for businesses wishing to launch and operate in Hong Kong, ensuring they maintain the financial and compliance requirements as regulated in Hong Kong.


Vectr Ventures

Vectr Ventures is a global early-stage venture studio based in Hong Kong that combines capital, creation and partnership to deliver game-changing impact. We strive to be the ideal partner for founders that are building transformational products and looking to expand their business into Asia.


Radiant Venture Capital

We partner with the entrepreneurs who seek to create or utilize best-in-class technologies in building successful businesses that brighten the lives of people. Radiant focuses on investing in and supporting top-tier start-ups for which technology is a key driver of their competitive advantages. Target sectors include internet economy, FinTech, robotics, healthcare technology, smart city, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and new materials.


Beyond Ventures

“海闊天空”, or “A Brighter Future”, was a song performed by the popular Beyond rock-and-roll band in early 1990s Hong Kong. The name is also perfect for our fund because musicians in Beyond wrote their song – “海闊天空” – around the concept of pursuing dreams. A major issue for Hong Kong start-ups is that the limitations of a small local market make funding difficult to find. Beyond Ventures aims to change all that by making the sky the limit for start-ups. The fund’s mission is to revitalise Hong Kong’s ecosystem of innovation by bringing together local venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to invest in new ideas and start-ups.


Saltagen Ventures

Saltagen Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in science and technology based startups with an investment strategy focusing on the verticals of edtech, biomedical technology, AI & machine learning and media technology. Saltagen looks for startups that have strong defensibility and patentable technology. These startups can benefit from Saltagen’s deep networks in specific verticals and expertise of both sides of the Pacific provided from our experienced investment team and ecosystem partners. Saltagen empowers startups to grow their business and develop efficiencies across the border via Canada and Hong Kong as a strategic base.

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