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Uber, 500 Startups and GGV Capital: It’s RISE Day Three highlights

Anna O'Hare
Published on June 2, 2016
That’s it. RISE is coming to an end after three incredible days of legendary networking and inspirational talks. 8,144 people from 88 countries around the world came along. Here’s what you saw on day three of RISE.

Changing the way the world moves

claire-allenpenn Following this morning’s announcement of a new $3.5 billion funding round, Uber’s Head of Asia operations Allen Penn took to Centre Stage to discuss their progress in the Asia market.

Part VC, part lawyer and part psychology counsellor

claire-jennylee Closing the stage were two powerhouses in the world of tech investment: GGV Capital Managing Partner Jenny Lee and 500 Startups Founder Dave McClure. They discussed how investing is so much more than parting with money.

The Humin face of Tinder

Claire-ankurjain Tinder’s acquisition of Humin showed that the dating app was stepping in a new direction, away from pure dating and towards general contacts management. The move put Ankur Jain in the role of Vice President Of Product. Chloe Cho of ChannelNews Asia talked to Ankur about how the partnership is going.

How not to get screwed in a venture financing

claire-mattbarrie Matt Barrie, the force behind Freelancer, offered up his boldest tips for startups in this exclusive presentation to the Startup University audience. He took an unpopular yet insightful stance on how startups should be raising funds and staying afloat.

We have a PITCH winner

claire-pitchblog Mytaxiindia absolutely rocked it and were announced as winners of PITCH. We managed to grab the team just after they found out they won. Check out our interview with them.


BREAKTHROUGH is our startup competition especially for unfunded Hong Kong startups. After a number of tough rounds, MedEXO came out victorious. We’re hoping for big things from them – last year’s winner Goxip went from zero to $1.62 million in funding.

CNBC’s RISE highlights

CNBC are on the ground throughout RISE, looking for that next big tech story. Here’s their highlight from today.

Getting organised with Marie Kondo

27355402306_cbc8409e7b_o Marie is a lifestyle consultant who known for her minimal approach to organisation. She showed CNBC’s Akiko Fujita how to pack her suitcase by rolling her clothes and throwing out things that do not ‘spark joy’. Watch it here.