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Office Hours at RISE: When startups meet some of the world’s most influential investors

Anna O'Hare
Published on April 21, 2016
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RISE is bringing together the most influential brands, leading investors and most promising startups from across the globe in Hong Kong on May 31-June 2. Exhibiting startups will have the chance to take part in our Office Hours scheme, a series of prescheduled meetings between our startups and investors. These 15-minute meetings are designed to forge relationships between the two groups. We hope that some valuable connections will be made. Our data science team will be matching together some of our attending startups and investors we think make a good fit. There’ll be a total of 720 startup-investor meetings happening over the course of the three days of RISE. Take a look at some of the investors who’ll be taking part – how would you use your time? Apply to attend as part of our ALPHA programme and get planning.

Dave McClure – Founding Partner – 500 Startups

Dave3 Dave leads one of the world’s leading accelerators, 500 Startups. Established in 2010, 500 Startups has invested $100 million over the course of 1,000 investments, holds $170 million in assets, and has produced two unicorns. Dave’s most successful investments include the now-unicorn Credit Karma and Twilio, now valued at over $100 million.
John Lindfors – Managing Partner – DST Global
John delivers a keynote at Startup Sauna in Helsinki Having led Goldman Sachs’ European Technology and Media investment banking department from 2005, John joined Digital Sky Technologies (DST) in 2010. He’s Managing Partner at the firm’s Hong Kong Base. DST is a growth-stage fund whose major investments include Facebook, Alibaba Group, JD.com, Xiaomi, Flipkart, Spotify, AirBnB and Lending Club.

Jenny Lee – Managing Partner – GGV Capital

jennyleeggvcapital Jenny has consistently been recognised by Forbes as one of the world’s top 100 investors, placing in their Midas List for the last five years. In 2015 she became the first woman to break the top 10. Managing Partner at GGV, Jenny was instrumental in establishing the firm’s presence in Asia.  

Harry Man – Partner – Matrix Partners China

emerblogrise3 Harry has been investing in China since 2000 and has led investments in Editgrid and UMeng, which were sold to Apple and Alibaba group, respectively. He specialises in the internet, wireless and digital media industries in China and Asia Pacific. In 2008 he joined Matrix Partners China and has 15 years’ experience investing in early-stage internet and mobile companies in China.  

Anna Fang – Partner & CEO – ZhenFund

anna2 Anna Fang sits at the nexus of arguably one of the most important areas of growth on the planet. She’s CEO of ZhenFund. Since joining ZhenFund in 2011, Anna has managed over 100 seed-stage investments in the TMT and education sectors. Check out who else you have a chance of meeting during RISE office hours. Peng T. Ong – Managing Director – Monk’s Hill Ventures Cindy Chow – Executive Director – Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund Yat Siu – Founder & CEO – Outblaze Hans Tung – Managing Partner – GGV Capital Plern Tee Suraphongchai – Partner – Venturra Capital David Chao – Co-Founder and General Partner – DCM Kelly Poon – Partner – Atomico Harry Hui – Founding Partner – Clearvue Partners Jing Ulrich – MD and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific – J.P. Morgan Chase Dusan Stojanovic – Founder and Director – True Global Ventures Xing Liu – Partner – Sequoia Capital Melissa Guzy – Managing Partner – Arbor Partners Wai Hoong Fock – Head of Southeast Asia – General Atlantic Vinnie Lauria – Founding Partner – Golden Gate Ventures Alokik Advani – Managing Director – Goldman Sachs Max Kinoshita – Managing Partner – Skyland Ventures Thakorn Piyapan – Head of Digital Banking and Innovation – Krungsri Bank Lisa Barnett – Partner – Sherpa Foundry Grace Yun Xia – Senior Director – Tencent Adrian Vanzyl – CEO – Ardent Capital Andrew Choi – Investment Professional – TA Associates Kartik Prabhakara – Technology Investment Banker – CODE Advisors David Zhang – Managing Partner – Matrix Partners James Riney – Partner – 500 Startups Elva Lee – Vice President – Vectr Ventures Daisy Cai – China Director – TA Associates Elizabeth Galbut – Founding Partner – SoGal Ventures Albert Shyy – Principal – GREE Ventures Harini Janakiraman – Associate – Blackrock David Gowdey – Managing Partner – Jungle Ventures Melissa Heng – Senior Associate – General Atlantic Reilly Flynn – Head of Investments – Global Accelerator Network Benjamin Levy – Co-founder – BootstrapLabs Jiang Darren – Regional Director – DiDi Kuaidi Melvin Chen – Managing Partner – StarLake Capital Jose Ramon Gutierrez – Executive Director – J.P. Morgan Zach Piester – Managing Partner – Silver Creek Partners Marcos Siqueira – Executive Director – Morgan Stanley Christine Aum – Senior Associate – SparkLabs Global Ventures Teal Willingham – Director – NEST.vc Markus Gnirck – Partner – Tryb Capital Stefan Bruun – Managing Partner – Nova Founders Richard Paddock – Head of Technology – Fidelity Investment Zheng Cui – Vice President – Deutsche Bank Jon-Tzen Ng – Digital & Programme Management – Standard Chartered Bank Bring your startup to RISE. Apply to ALPHA.