Experience RISE at our free Community Nights: Meet the speakers

Experience RISE at our free Community Nights: Meet the speakers

April 20, 2016 by Eoghan McNeill

Meet the RISE network at our Community Nights. Apply for a free ticket.

RISE is bringing together an international network of world-leading founders and CEOs, influential brands and the most promising startups from across the globe for three days of legendary networking in Hong Kong.

The event wouldn’t be the same without its Hong Kong home. In 2015 we were blown away by the thriving startup ecosystem in the city and the passion for all things tech.

We’re proud of our Hong Kong address and grateful for all the city’s done for us. We’d like to make a small gesture and give something back.

For two nights, May 31 and and June 1, we’re running two RISE Community Nights, which will be open to all, free of charge. We hope that they’ll give the chance to as many people as possible to come and be inspired by by the RISE experience.

Each night will feature talks from incredible speakers and the networking we think makes RISE special. Meet the people you can learn from at the RISE Community Nights, and apply for a free ticket to attend.

Jenny Lee – Managing Partner – GGV Capital


Jenny has been instrumental in establishing GGV’s presence in China and has led a number of the fund’s major investments, including that of Xiaomi.

A self-professed geek and product investor, Jenny has been recognised by Forbes for four consecutive years in the Global Top 100 VC Midas list. In 2015 Jenny ranked #10 on the list, the first time a woman broke the top 10.

Hans Tung – Managing Partner – GGV Capital

Hans gives a talk at Stanford University

Since joining GGV in 2013, Hand has backed Slack ,musical.ly, Bustle and Curse. He’s led GGV’s investments in Wish, Xiaohongshu, and Poshmark. He’s also personally invested in Flipkart and Snapdeal.

Hans says he’s been told he’s the Mark Cuban of I’m a Unicorn, the Chinese version of Shark Tank.

Anna Fang – Partner & CEO – ZhenFund


As Partner and CEO at ZhenFund, Anna oversees investments in one of Asia’s largest investment firms. In 2014 she was named one of the top 40 Under 40 Investors by China’s Entrepreneur Magazine. One of her most exciting investments is in Hyperloop.

Check out our feature interview with Anna.

Harry Man – Partner – Matrix Partners China


Harry joined Matrix Partners in 2008 and has focused on mobile investments with the fund since. Previously he was a Partner at WI Harper Group.

Harry has more than 15 years’ experience investing in early-stage internet and mobile companies in China. Over the course of his career he’s led investments in the Nasdaq-listed Momo Technology, 21Vianet and iKang.

Diane Yu – CTO – FreeWheel


Diane co-founded FreeWheel in 2007, building the company from scratch to the point where it now serves the largest media companies in the world. The company was acquired by Comcast in 2014 for $320 million.

As CTO of FreeWheel, Diane leads the company’s engineering operations, managing full life-cycle product development and more.

Matt Barrie –  CEO – Freelancer.com

With 17 million users, Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing marketplace. It ranks in the top 500 websites globally. The site was awarded Best Employment Site of of the Year at the 15th annual Webby Awards.

Before founding Freelancer.com, Matt was Founder and CEO of Sensory Networks Inc. The company specialised in network security processors and was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2013.

Join us at the RISE Community Nights. Apply for a free ticket.

About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.