High-level executives from more than 100 foreign and domestic venture capital (VC) firms will gather in Hangzhou on May 24 for a VC forum organized by China Lead IPO and NETCOC.com.
Invitees include decision-makers from GGV Capital, Cybernaut, Yunfeng Fund LP, Primavera Capital, Shenzhen GTJA Investment Group, GSR Ventures, SmallVille Capital, ZSVC and Envision Capital.
The forum is being held against the background of a global capital market downturn, which has prompted VC and private equity (PE) firms to look more closely at very early-stage start-up companies that have historically been the focus of individual angel investors. A growing number of VC/PE firms have established dedicated arms to screen and nurture companies to invest in. At the same time, more high-net-worth individuals are also joining the ranks of angel investors.
This shift in the investment landscape gives rise to a range of questions. What kind of toolkit do VCs need to collaborate with early-stage companies? How should entrepreneurs select from an expanded spectrum of prospective investors that now includes traditional VCs, cash-rich angels and the spinoff VC arms of non-VC companies? What are the new rules of cooperation and competition between foreign and domestic VCs and how do they mesh together? Will more VCs opt to become niche players focusing on vertical industries or specific geographic regions?
The forum will also examine the role, competitive edge and differentiation strategies of VCs in China's most entrepreneurial province, Zhejiang (of which Hangzhou is the capital).
Most importantly, the forum also provides a platform for entrepreneurs and VCs to meet face-to-face. Entrepreneurs can find out how to attract capital to grow their companies while VCs can make contact with promising young businesses.
Registration for this exceptional event costs RMB 1,800 for standard attendees and RMB 4,800 for those wishing for one-on-one interaction with VCs.
To apply, call +86 21-50433515 / 18901686188 / 13801635234 or email vcchina[.]163.com.
For further details, see the forum website: wiewi.com/. Z. H. STUDIO is the forum's media relations partner.