Fuelling the rise in corporate venture funding with regional heavyweights at the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 on Nov 5-6
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 Oct 2019 - Cyberport
Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), Cyberport's annual major tech investment event, will return on 5-6 November. The event will map out the latest trends in the tech venture capital market with a world class roster
of top investors, industry
leaders, tech companies in the region, as well as rising stars from the
Cyberport community through a plethora of illuminating keynotes and panel discussions. Cyberport will also be announcing the investment-matching achievements
of its investment platform Cyberport Investors Network (CIN) as it celebrates
its second anniversary.
overarching theme "New Frontier of Tech Venturing" will uncover the
multi-faceted dimensions of tech funding, including the rise of corporate venturing,
outlook on the tech investment scene in the US, China and the Belt & Road
region, strategy formulation for family and early stage investments, new
funding tech platforms and more.
Peter Yan, CEO of
Cyberport, states that, "As
corporations have come to realise how innovation and technology is essential to
gaining a competitive edge, the appetite for strategic investment in the area
is stronger than ever before. We are pleased to see the growing desire for
digital transformation and continuous growth in corporate venturing. As a key
driver of Hong Kong's new economy, Cyberport will continue to connect venture
capitalist, enterprises and start-ups through the Cyberport Venture Capital
Forum, the Cyberport Investors Network and its vast enterprise network to find
solutions for market pain points and bridge potential start-ups with investors."
To showcase Cyberport companies' cutting edge
innovative technologies and facilitate investment matching, over 30 local start-ups, including many from
the Cyberport Community, will showcase their products and solutions at the Innovator Showcase,
while the Founder Stage will feature start-ups in the fields of
FinTech, InsurTech, digital entertainment, esports, and smart living to pitch
their innovative projects to investors.
One-on-one onsite meetings will also be pre-scheduled based on mutual
investment appetites and funding demands via the forum's exclusive online
Investor Matching platform to facilitate investment and fundraising opportunities.
This year's forum has
an impressive line-up of more than 40 rising stars and top experts from major
industry players such as Gobi Partners China, Tencent Investment, IESE Business
School, C Ventures, PM Equity Partner, Telstra Ventures, China Resources
Capital Management, CLP Holdings Limited, Prudential Corporation Asia, Alibaba
Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Happiness Capital, Radiant Venture Capital, Hendale
Capital and CoCoon Ignite Ventures amongst many others.
Michael Zhu, Managing Partner of Gobi
Partners China, will headline the
event with an in-depth overview of current market development as well as future
trend predictions of the high-tech venture investment in China and along the
Belt and Road countries. Josemaria Siota, Director of Research of IESE
Business School, will also dispel myths of corporate venturing backed by
results from his recent report findings.
discussions will explore industry related hot topics such as family ventures,
early stage investing and investor-investee synergy, innovative funding
platforms disrupting the tech capital market, and tech investment market outlook
along the Belt & Road region and China. There will also be discussions about
the US-China tech cold war impacting start-ups and cross-border capital flow.
Network (CIN) continues to facilitate investment-matching as it celebrates its
Through CIN, which
was established specifically for the Cyberport Community, Cyberport has helped
start-ups raise capital while offering investment insight and experience. The network
has achieved remarkable investment-matching partnerships for the Cyberport
community over the past two years. Cindy Chow, Executive Director of Alibaba
Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, will succeed Duncan Chiu, Co-Founder and
Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital, at the forum as the new steering
group chairperson to continue to build on his success and accelerate the growth
of the start-up environment in Hong Kong.
CVCF is a highly
anticipated flagship tech venture event for investors and entrepreneurs in the
digital technology domain. For more
details of the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 programme rundown and full speaker line-up, please visit: http://cvcf.cyberport.hk/
Members of the media interested in interviewing the
speakers can fill in the interview request form and email it
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 Nov 2019.
Cyberport is an innovative
digital community with over 1,400 start-ups and technology companies. It is
managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly
owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital
technology thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong.
Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech
ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among youth,
supporting start-ups on their growth journey, fostering industry development by
promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners, and
integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital transformation
in the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit www.cyberport.hk