Another Week, Another 20 Top Investors Confirmed for RISE

Another Week, Another 20 Top Investors Confirmed for RISE

July 6, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Last week we got some great advice from Simon Squibb, CEO of Nest Investments on how startups can approach investors at RISE. We also announced over 20 investors coming to HK including the likes of Kangjoon (Ryan Lee) of Softbank Ventures Korea and Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures.

That list went down so well that we said why not start this week off by announcing another 20 joining! This week’s list sees partners from 500 Startups, Matrix Partners,  Sequoia Capital and the man who founded and sold the Asian Food Channel for US$66 million.

Edith Yeung – Partner – 500 Startups

Edith focuses on investing in mobile apps and consumer internet startups. Prior to 500, Edith ran marketing for Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed company with over 150M installs. She was also an active angel investors focusing on mobile. Edith also worked with numerous empires such as AMS and AT&T Wireless. In her copious spare time, she curates a mobile newsletter, loves dogs and frequently speaks on women and international entrepreneurship.


Harry Man – Partner – Matrix Partners

In 2008, Harry joined Matrix Partners China as a founding member of the team with a focus on investments in the mobile internet sector. Prior to Matrix, he was a Partner at WI Harper Group and led investments in their China office in the TMT sector. He has also led the corporate development teams of two US listed internet and mobile companies. He’s the one behind helping Linktone Ltd. (NASDAQ: LTON) and chinadotcom (Nasdaq: CHINA) in their investments. He loves focusing on early stage internet, mobile and sectors incubating startups.


Hian Goh – Founder & General Partner – NSI Ventures

Hian is a Founding Partner of NSI Ventures, a Series A venture capital fund focused on tech and internet companies in South East Asia. NSI Ventures is part of the Northstar Group, a private equity firm managing more than US$1.2 billion in committed equity capital dedicated to investing in growth companies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The Northstar Group has invested over US$2.2 billion with its co-investors in this region. Prior to NSI, Hian founded the Asian Food Channel (AFC), a 24 Hour food and lifestyle network, acquired by Scripps Networks in 2013. For US$66 million, by the way.


Neil Shen – Founder & Managing Partner – Sequoia Capital China

Neil is the go-to man at Sequoia Capital China. In his second year on the Midas List, Shen shoots up the rankings in the wake of Alibaba’s massive public offering (IPO 2014) and the not-as-massive-but-huge IPO of His best deal so far is Vipshop (IPO 2012) which now has a market capitalisation of more than $15 billion. There was an article written about him just last week around how he could hold the key to the future in China’s buyout frenzy – so our talk with him should be a good one.



Prashanth Prakash – Partner – Accel Partners India
Hugo Burge – Founding Partner – HOWZAT Partners
Bernard Moon – Managing Partner – SparkLabs Global
Raphael Strauch – Managing Partner – Nova Founder
Brandon Lin – General partner – Saif partners
Zach Piester – Managing Partner – Silver Creek Partners
Michael Lints – Venture Partner – Golden Gate Ventures
Parvesh Fabiani – Vice President – Macquarie Group
Alexey Gusev – Head of Ecosystem Monitoring – Russian Venture Company
Amir Yaar – Managing partner – China Israel Synergy Holdings
Masatoshi Fukasawa – Senior Vice President – DeNA
Richard Scott Myers – Partner – DFR
Shaun Cunningham – Director – Creata Ventures
Prayank Swaroop – Vice President – Accel Partners India
Amita Gupta – Associate – Polar Ventures
Harry Hui – Founding Partner – Clearvue Partners

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.