Dave McClure is Coming to RISE

Dave McClure is Coming to RISE

July 21, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

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The investor list for RISE is really hotting up. This week’s list includes one of Silicon Valley’s top investors Dave McClure. See you in just over a week!

Dave McClure – Founder and Partner at 500 Startups

Having invested in hundreds of companies all over the world, Dave McClure is one of Silicon Valley’s most prolific investors. He is a founding partner of 500 startups, a VC firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley everyone’s talking about. His investments include Makerbot, Kissmetrics, TaskRabbit and SlideShare amongst many others. Impressive stuff. Dave is often described as one of the super angel investors.



Jing Ulrich – Managing Director –  J.P. Morgan Chase

As the MD of Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Chase, Jing is one of the most prominent advisors to the world’s largest asset-management companies, sovereign wealth funds, and multinational corporations. With views that influence the allocation of trillions of dollars of investments, it’s no wonder Fortune magazine has ranked her among the top 50 most powerful global businesswomen in the world.


Jalak Jobanputra – Managing Partner – FuturePerfect Ventures

Jalak is a founding Partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focusing on intelligent data solutions. Previously, she was the Director of Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthrocapitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. While there, she created a mobile investment strategy, invested in an East African mobile tech incubator, invested in an Indian mobile classifieds site, and closed Omidyar’s largest for profit investment ($5M) to date in Latin America. This is just a snippet of her 20 years of experience thus far.


Pieter Kemps – Vice President – Sequoia Capital

Pieter is VP at Sequoia Capital Singapore. He’s an active investor in early stage tech startups across Asia, with a focus on South East Asia. Prior to Sequoia, Pieter led the Business Development & Venture Capital team at Amazon Web Services and is best known in the Asia Pacific region for his role in establishing and managing Amazon’s relations with the startup and VC community.

Kuan Hua Alan Hsu – Principal – GREE Ventures

Zheng Wang – Managing Director – SilverLake Partners

Hongwei Chen – Senior Director of M&A – Tencent

Sebastian Togelang – ‎Founding Partner – Mountain Kejora Ventures

Arthur Law – Partner – Vectr Ventures

Connie Sheng – Director Global Investment – Foxconn

Donald Wihardja – Partner – Convergence Ventures

Ashish Shastry – Managing Partner – Northstar Advisors

Erin Chang – Vice President – General Atlantic

Bruce Bateman – MD greater China – Yushan Ventures

Chen Dan Hua – Partner & Managing Director – Ally Bridge Group

Samuel Harrison – Senior M&A Associate – Naspers

Andre Soelistyo – Executive Director – Northstar Advisors

Josephine Chan – Vice President – Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited

Jeffrey Paine – Founding Partner – Golden Gate Ventures

Anmin Yao – Vice president – Sequoia Capital

Sungjoon Cho – Principal – Formation 8

Patrick Cao – Principal – Formation 8

Krishna Subramanian – Co-Founder – Team in Residence

Irene Chan – Executive Director – Goldman Sachs

Jan Willem Van Walsum – Associate Partner – AccelerAsia

Joseph Te-Hong – Partner – AppWorks

Vishal Gurbuxani – Co-Founder – Team in Residence

Hideki Fujita – Founder – SEGNEL Ventures

Gaëtan Japy – Chairman & CEO – Champagne Capital

Arman Alibekov – Partner – Amun Capital

Jade Mandel – Principal Strategic Investments Analyst – Goldman Sachs

Martin Baumann – Chief Financial Officer – Nova Founder

Vadim Pushkarev – Managing Director – Emery Capital

Kevin Lim – Managing Partner – 1823 Ventures

Billy Naveed – Advisory Partner  – NEST.vc

Markus Gnirck – Co-founder & Global COO – Startupbootcamp FinTech

Muhammad S Khattak – Director – BAML

Rachit Gaurav – Senior Associate – Gulf Islamic Investments

Tak Lo – Director – Techstars

Jinny Jeong – Associate – Skyland Ventures

Victor Chua – Associate – Gobi Partners

Matthew Badalucco – Vice President – Catcha Group

Roy Lim – Analyst – SEGNEL Ventures

Justin Hall – Principal – Golden Gate Ventures

Peter Dingle – Director – Accelerator Programmes – NEST.vc

Angela Toy – Operations & Programs – Golden Gate Ventures

Ethan Chen – Associate – TA Associates

Chris Him – Associate – Vectr Ventures

Jessica Cheung – Senior Associate – NEST.vc

Pavan A. Bakeri – Angel Investor – Ahmedabad Angel Network

If you’d like to attend RISE as an investor you can find out more here. The countdown is on.

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.