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Baker Tilly HK & Air Canada Present: "Perspectives from Two Companies Who Successfully Raised Funds"
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Baker Tilly HK & Air Canada Present:

This panel discussion brings together companies who successfully got funded and how they successfully raise "Seed"/"Angel" money at various stages of their business cycle.

25/06/2014
When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: The Executive Centre
Lavender Room
Level 3, Three Pacific Place
Admiralty
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho


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About the Panel Discussion:

Bringing together companies who successfully got funded:
  • How do they successfully raise "Seed"/"Angel" money at various stages of their business cycle?
  • What are the particularities of the Hong Kong market to raise early stage funds?
  • How do they appeal to investors?
  • How do they handle investors and interests in their business?
  • What are the next steps?
About the Panelists:
Matthew Man
CEO and Founder of Megasoft Ltd.

Matthew is the CEO and Founder of Megasoft Ltd., a leading provider of retail technology, mobile and RFID solutions. The company’s most innovative solution, RiiT, a next generation intelligent retail management system, has transformed the jewelry and fashion industries globally.

Educated and lived in the United Kingdom over 19 years, with over 30 year experience in the IT industry, Matthew has a strong background in R&D and Sales & Marketing, with in-depth knowledge of the electronics, manufacturing, logistics management and retail industries.

He is also the Chairman of an investment company, Mega Gold Holdings Ltd. which is funded by angel investment and venture capital and the CEO of Megabyte Ltd., under his leadership, his R&D teams have innovated many top award-winning RFID products, which have revolutionized these industries. He is also an active member of Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association and Hong Kong Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council.
Simon Newstead
CEO of Frenzoo

Simon is CEO of Frenzoo, creator of the Me Girl™ series played by millions of women and girls. As a game designer he is about personal and playful entertainment. Prior to founding Frenzoo, Simon ran the emerging technology business for Juniper Networks Asia. Simon is originally from Melbourne where he studied engineering at University of Melbourne, and loves games, tech and reading. His industry blog is at iteratingfun.com.
Danny Choi
Audit and Assurance Director of Baker Tilly

Danny has extensive experience in A, B and H share, and IPO audits together with the audits of PRC state-owned enterprises and multinational clients investing in Mainland China.

He has more than 16 years experience in audit assurance and financial due diligence reviews from Big Four International Accounting Firms, particularly in the Asian and PRC markets. His work experience also includes the commercial sector where he spent two years as the Financial Controller for a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed group and two years with a PRC domestic group engaged in the environmental infrastructure business.

Danny has also assisted many PRC enterprises listed in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK AIM and NASDAQ.

Moderator of the Panel:
Chipper Boulas
Investor/Business Builder - Internet/Mobile,
Co-Founder of Firestartr.co

Chipperis an experienced internet operator, investor, and advisor. He is co-founder of Firestartr, a digital venture platform helping talented entrepreneurs build revolutionary digital businesses, focused initially on European startups targeting global markets in e-commerce, fintech/bitcoin, cloud/SaaS, “internet of things”, and more. Previously he led Corporate Strategy for eBay in Silicon Valley developing their first mobile strategy and spearheading over $3 billion in strategic acquisitions, including Skype and Shopping.com. As a partner at McKinsey & Co in Hong Kong, he co-founded and co-led McKinsey’s global Mobile Commerce Initiative growing from scratch to 200 professionals and $100m in revenues. He co-built Booz-Allen’s Jakarta office and started his career as an R&D engineer in fiber-optic telecommunications with Rockwell. He has an MS in Management from MIT, an Advanced Certificate in Maths from Cambridge, and an AB in Physics from Harvard. He has split his career across Europe, the US, and Asia, and is fluent in French. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons, and wishes he played squash, composed at the piano, and scuba-dived more.

Introduction: "From Seed to Exit" New Series 2013-2014
This Series brings current and aspiring entrepreneurs, small/micro business owners and start-ups, including young professionals who are on the learning path to becoming entrepreneurs together to share experiences about the challenges they face in establishing and operating a business in Hong Kong and in the Asia Pacific Region.
In summary the Series will be helpful to those who are looking for new ideas, different business strategies, solutions to business problems, or more profitable ways of doing things in general.
Schedule of the Series:
1. October 23, 2013 - The Funding Road-map for Start-ups by
Alain V Fontaine. Partner, Ocean Equity Partners

2. November 13, 2013 -Angel Fundraising - What Should You be Looking for?by Tytus Michalski, Managing Director, Fresco Capital Advisors

3. November 26, 2013 - The Perils of Partnership byPádraig Walsh, Partner of Bird & Bird (China and Hong Kong)

4. January 22, 2014: Crowd-funding Platforms for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses and Why does Hong Kong need Equity Crowd-funding byJono Lilley and Fiona Atkinson, Co-founders, Colony88; Simon Loong, founder and CEO of WeLab Limited; James Giancotti,co-founder and CEO of Big Colors

5. June 25, 2014: Perspectives from Two Companies Who Successfully Raised Funds

6. September, 2014: Growth Strategy: Funding a Successful Business through Capital Injection

7. October, 2014: Planning and Marketing Strategies

8. November, 2014: Exit Strategy: How do I manage an exit of the business I created? What are the different options? Private Equity Sale/ IPO Trade Sale?

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