About this event
Silicon Dragon Global Online Presents
HK Restart Salon 2022
8:10am VC PANEL: Innovation & Investment Trends in Hong Kong Regionally, Next Unicorns & IPOs
Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Melissa has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture investor. Prior to founding of Arbor, Melissa was the Managing Director, member of the Investment Committee and head of VantagePoint Asia. Arbor Ventures is investing in FinTech, Big Data and Digital Commerce. Arbor has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Tel Aviv, and invests in companies that have a regional or global reach.
Andrew Tang, Partner, Draper Associates
Andy is a Partner at DraperDragon and Draper Associates in Silicon Valley. He has over 20 years of operating, research and development, investment banking and investing experience in the high-tech space. In his career he co-founded DraperDragon Fund in 2006 to focus on cross-border investing. He has seeded 10 unicorns and has led/managed healthcare and digital investments.
Chibo Tang, Managing Partner, Gobi Ventures
Chibo is a Hong Kong-based partner of China headquartered venture capital firm Gobi Ventures, which manages the Alibaba HK Entrepreneurs Fund. dedicated to investing in Hong Kong startups and nurture the local startup ecosystem. The funds invest in local Hong Kong entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors, including AI, Industry 4.0, Fintech, Consumer, Healthcare, and Sustainability, and spans a broad stage focus from seed to series C and later.
8:50 am TALK: Bay to Bay, SF-HK
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Sean leads this public-private organization of business, government and university leaders, focusing on the development and competitiveness of the California and San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area economies. His latest thought leadership report examines China’s Greater Bay Area Plan and its synergies for San Francisco Bay Area and U.S. Business. His work also has covered infrastructure, energy, technology and international trade.
9: 10am TECH CHATS: Fintech Innovators, Hong Kong: 3 perspectives
Kelvin Lei, CEO & Co-founder, Aqumon
Kelvin is on a mission to leverage smart technology and to make next-generation investment services accessible to the general public. He founded Aqumon in 2015 after holding financial positions at Deutsche Bank, CIC, and Credit Suisse. Aqumon, one of Hong Kong’s fintechs to watch, recently raised $30 million from Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Cyberport, Zheng He Capital, Lenovo Capital and angel investors.
Kai Wu, Greater China CEO, Airwallex
Airwallex is a digital payments platform transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. Launched in 2015 by CEO & co-founder Jack Zhang, based in Hong Kong, the company recently raised $100 million at a $5 billion valuation. Investors include Tencent and Sequoia Capital China. Kai has been instrumental to build out Airwallex business across Greater China, and is also part of the leadership team that drives the company’s broader strategy.
Elsa Pau, Founder & CEO, BlueOnion
Elsa is CEO of WealthAsia Group and the founder of fintech portal, BlueOnion. Her latest venture promotes responsible investing and clarity by exposing asset managers’ qualitative and sustainability performances. She advocates for investor protection and drives compelling propositions that benefit real change for the finance community. Elsa is a finance industry veteran who focuses on sustainable, responsible, and impact investing and currently serves as an investment governor for a few family offices in Asia.
Briefing: Hong Kong Startup Status
Jayne Chan , Head of StartmeupHK
Charles Ng, Associate Director-General, InvestHK
StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s initiative aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong.
Cyberport HK supporting
Rebecca A. Fannin, Moderator & Host
Rebecca is the founder of news and events group Silicon Dragon Ventures and a special correspondent to CNBC. Her journalistic career covering global innovation began in Silicon Valley during the dotcom era. Following the venture capital trail to Asia, she was one of the first American journalists to write about China’s entrepreneurial boom, interviewing Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu, among others. A regular media commentator and speaker, she also has been a columnist at Forbes, and a writer at Forbes Asia. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, CEO, Worth, Asiaweek and Inc. magazine. Rebecca’s three forward-looking books, Silicon Dragon, Startup Asia and her latest title, Tech Titans of China, are a go-to resource on top innovation trends and players. Rebecca has worked in the world’s leading tech hotspots as a pioneering journalist and host of numerous events and forums.
About Silicon Dragon Global Online
Silicon Dragon presents its online series. We kicked off our Ask A VC programming with Bill Tai, a first investor in Zoom, and have held 50 shows since April 2020, featuring such leaders as John Chambers in Silicon Valley and Yat Siu in Hong Kong. This series complements our regular events showcasing regional hubs globally, held since 2010. Through our programs, we helps startups, strategists and investors connect, and provide valuable insights into the latest tech innovations. Whether you’re raising capital, perfecting your business model, scaling up, going for unicorn status, an IPO or M&A deal, or figuring out your Give Back strategy, don’t miss our shows. Join Silicon Dragon Circle for your membership tickets throughout 2022.