"The AVCJ Forum will continue its tradition of offering intellectually stimulating discussions. This year, we will dive deep into some of the most pressing issues Asian private equity currently faces. This will include the creation of a long-term private equity model for Asia; the industry's ever-changing relationship with regulators and how venture capital is coming back in a big way.'' - Allen Lee, Publisher, Asian Venture Capital Journal.
This year's Forum is made up of four Summits which are being held between 11, 12 & 13 November 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Prof. Yesha Sivan will be part of the Venture Capital Summit.
On November 11, 2014 at 2:00pm I will be talking about
Finding entrepreneurs that will define the next era of innovation.
Sourcing business founders with fantastic ideas that are scalable and commercial is challenging. VC's have to search through a myriad of ideas and often battle with their competitors to strike a deal and invest during the early stage. So how do seasoned venture capitalists source and predict technologies that will align with consumer behaviours in the future and become the next Facebook or Alibaba, and what hubs outside of Silicon Valley are currently viewed as the regions for innovation?
- Do you need to diversify and employ a broader approach to investible industries to match the markets and cultures you are targeting?
- Are high seed-stage valuations making it difficult for start-ups to raise Series A? Are valuations unduly inflated?
- In spite of soaring valuations, are we likely to avoid another crash because of the larger global opportunity that now exists for cloud computing, mobile tech and the Internet?
- How are corporate VCs accelerating growth through early-stage investments that align with their core business?
- How have accelerators, incubators, cluster groups and government initiatives in Asia helped to develop a community of start-ups and entrepreneurs?