Date(s) - Tuesday, September 12 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
China’s venture capital funding last year climbed to approximately the same level as the United States. The panel will discuss where investors are putting their money and why. In particular, what’s ahead for hot-button areas such as AI, as well as e-commerce and entertainment? What does China’s rising clout in the VC world mean for its competitiveness versus the U.S. and others?
About the speakers:
JP Gan: JP has been a managing partner of Shanghai-headquartered Qiming Venture Partners since 2006. He was ranked #38 globally by Forbes Magazine’s Midas List in 2016, and has been named as a “Top 10 Venture Capitalist” in China by China Venture several years in a row and by CBN Weekly. JP has over 20 years of experience in investment and finance. His past successful investments include Ctrip.com, where he has been a member of the board of directors since 2001, Dianpin and Jiayuan.com. JP was a director of The Carlyle Group and one of the founding members of its Asian venture capital business, responsible for venturing into the Mainland China. He also once worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and as a consultant at then-Price Waterhouse. He obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BBA from the University of Iowa.
Grace Gu: Grace is a principal at ZhenFund, focused on mobile and internet sectors. ZhenFund is headquartered in Beijing and was established in 2011 in collaboration with Sequoia Capital China with the aim of promoting innovation among youth. Before joining ZhenFund, Grace was a senior investment analyst at Shanda Innovations. There she participated in several mobile Internet deals for sourcing, execution and portfolio management. She also worked on Shanda’s budget and their e-book operations. Grace currently sits on the board of 10 ZhenFund TMT portfolio companies. Grace was named one of the 40 Under 40 Investors by China’s Entrepreneur Magazine in 2016.
Rebecca Fannin: Journalist, author and media entrepreneur Rebecca is the founder of Silicon Dragon, which holds conferences around the world about startups and VC investing. Rebecca’s books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011), document the rise of a tech economy in Asia’s emerging markets and profile such leaders as Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu. Her books were translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic. Rebecca began her global journalistic career as editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business magazine. Later she was an international editor at Red Herring in San Francisco. Rebecca has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, NASSCOM and many universities and organizations worldwide. She has appeared on CNBC, CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia and Times of India channels.
Venue details: Azul
8/F, Ferguson Lane, 378 Wukang Lu
Phone: 5405 2252
Time: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 12:00 p.m. Event starts at 12:30 p.m.
Admission: FCC members: 100 RMB; Non-Members: 150 RMB. Price includes lunch
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