2017 Speaker Lineup

Thian Chiew

Thian Chiew

Managing Partner
Polar Ventures

Polar Ventures is a private investment and consulting firm that provides capital, strategic and operating solutions in Asia. Mr. Chew has over 25 years’ experience in investing, finance and transforming business operations

Jayne Chan

Jayne Chan

Head, StartmeupHK
Investhk

Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. StartmeupHK is InvestHK's initiative aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups and related community from overseas to set up or expand in HK.

Anson Bailey

Partner, HK office
KPMG

Anson, part of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the High Growth Tech & Innovation Group in HK, has spent the last 20 years working in both industry and professional services covering strategic consulting.

Anson Bailey

Marta Dowejko

Research Assistant Professon
Hong Kong Baptist University

Her recent research addressing the opportunities and challenges of the megalopolis of HK and Shenzhen as Asia’s entrepreneurship hub was well received by local and international media, policymakers and industry associations.

Marta Dowejko
Pamela Ambler

Pamela Ambler

Digital Reporter
Forbes Asia

Pamela is a Hong Kong-based digital reporter covering technology, politics, and business across East Asia. Before joining Forbes she worked in broadcast. news. As a foreign correspondent she primarily covered economic policies and Asia-Pacific stock markets.

Brandon Chen

Brandon Chen

Founder
Houde Venture Capital Incubator

Brandon is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor for more than 20 years. He founded Houde to cultivate entrepreneurs to professional investors, which was awared as Top 50 in China’s Most Contributing Incubator Platform in Hurun Report.

Manav Gupta

Founder & CEO
Brinc

Manav Gupta is a technology visionary, strategist and serial entrepreneur. He has been deeply committed the past decade to growing tech and startup ecosystem in South Asia.

Manav Gupta

Zhi Li

Vice President
Prosperity Investment

Prosperity investment is now having over rmb 70 billion in terms of asset under management, recognized as the broadest innovative investment congregation platform. Zhi Li himself has invested more than 50 projects in diverse industries, like intelligent hardware, fintech, and etc.

Zhi Li
Herman Lam

Herman Lam

CEO
Cyberport

Apart from his role as the CEO, Mr Lam share his expertise as a member of the Advisory Boards for a variety of technology-related disciplines at various universities in HK, with a passion in inspiring the next generation with technology.

Weimin Chen

Weimin Chen

President
Houlihan Lokey

Holihan Lokey is ranked as No.1 M&A advisor for all US transactions, the No.1 global restructuring advisor, and the No.1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.

Chibo Tang

Managing Director
Gobi Partners

Gobi Partners is China’s leading venture capital firm with a 15-year history, focusing on the early investments into digital media, IT, TMT and other fields, and invested more than 100 innovative enterprises across China and Southeast Asia

Chibo Tang

Kyle Ellicott

Co-Founder
ReadWrite

ReadWrite is focused on connecting technological experts, thought-leaders, corporate executives and investors. Kyle has advised over 175 companies and successfully raised over US$130 million in venture funding.

Kyle Ellicott
Tony Zander

Tony Zander

Vice President
Vectr Ventures

Tony has over 20 years of experience shipping multiple AAA titles in gaming space and extensive experience in emerging technology from his time at Microsoft and Zynga, amongst others.

William Bao Bean

William Bao Bean

General Partner
SOSV

SOSV is a US$300 million AUM accelerator-focused venture capital fund. William was also the managing director of China investments at SingTel and a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. He is an active angel investor with 39 investments from 2006 to 2014.