Join The New Savvy and our 4 panellists for an exciting discussion on raising funds and finding strategic investors. Our experienced panellists have brought 5 companies public, sold a few and invested in countless start-ups. This is the best time for you to tap into their collective knowledge!
There will be ample time for you to network and speak to them personally. WINE ON US! 😉

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Speakers: (Profiles below)

Kin Wai  Lau   
CEO,  Fatfish    Internet    Group    Limited    (ASX: FFG)
Chairman,    iCandy    Interactive    Limited    (ASX: ICI)
Read more:  Kin Wai Lau, On Building Kickass Companies & Female Entrepreneurs

Ronnie Wee
Founder and Managing Partner, IncuVest

Kevin Lim
Managing Partner, 1823 Ventures

27 July 2016, 630-10 pm
IG Asia, Straits Trading Building

  • Beyond money, how do investors help you to grow your business fast?
  • What do investors look for in a company?
  • Other than funding, how can investors help startups?
  • How do you choose the right investors to work with?
  • What must founders consider before fundraising?

Moderated By: Anna Haotanto, Managing Director of The New Savvy.

630 pm: Registration
7 pm : Reception
715 -815 : Panel start
815-830: Q&A
830-930: Networking


What Investors Look For & How They Can Help Scale Your Business Beyond FundingKin Wai Lau

CEO, Fatfish Internet Group Limited (ASX: FFG)
Chairman, iCandy Interactive Limited (ASX: ICI)

Kin-Wai is one of the very few serial tech entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia that enjoy multiple successes. Since founding his first company at the age of 23, Kin-Wai has an intriguing track- record of building successful companies across Internet media, software, and biotech.

Kin-Wai was named by the media as one of the youngest ever MDs of publicly traded firms in Southeast Asia when he IPO’d his first company, Viztel Solutions Berhad, at the age of 28 on Bursa Malaysia. He has to date built 5 tech companies with 4 of them being listed on major stock exchanges in the region.

Recently, Kin Wai founded the Fatfish Internet Group, a Singapore-headquartered regional venture builder and accelerator that focusses on building Internet businesses in Southeast Asia and Australia. Fatfish is among the first of its kind to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Kin-Wai graduated first class in engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. He was a faculty member and PhD candidate at the Imperial College London. Kin-Wai attended the Said Business School at the University of Oxford for his MBA degree.

What Investors Look For & How They Can Help Scale Your Business Beyond FundingRonnie Wee

Founder and Managing Partner, IncuVest

Ronnie is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and mentor.  He has extensive experience in consulting, entrepreneurship, mentorship, building and growing successful global tech startups.

Ronnie currently looks at tech startups in Asia. IncuVest counts the National Research Foundation (NRF), part of the Prime Minister’s office, as one of its co-investors. IncuVest focuses on startups in cloud computing, big data analytics, and robotics.

IncuVest has invested in close to 20 startups in the past four years.  More than half have already raised their subsequent funding.

Ronnie also co-founded Ecosys Ventures, together with Michael Tay, former Singapore Ambassador to Russia, Executive Director of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and ED of Russia Singapore Business Forum (RSBF).  Ecosys Ventures is a boutique consulting firm focused on providing consulting and other related services to startups, corporates, and governments.

Before IncuVest, Ronnie was one of the founders and Directors of Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) International; a company started together with the Singapore Government.

Ronnie started a tech software company, PlaNET Technology Solutions, in 1996. PlaNET developed solutions for Banks, Government, Manufacturing, and Telco industries.   PlaNET built and sold software solutions and services to clients across Asia and won several innovation awards.  PlaNET was acquired by a public-listed technology company in Asia with an estimated 50x return to early investors.

Ronnie then started and advised some startups, helping UK, US, Israeli, and Russian tech companies set up in Singapore and Asia.  Of the many startups, Ronnie was involved with, two were sold, and one was listed on NASDAQ.

He also co-founded Sirius Angel Fund, an angel fund; that co-invests with the Singapore Government.  One of Sirius’ most notable investments is Reebonz, a successful luxury eCommerce startup which has raised over US$60m in funding to date.  Reebonz counts Intel Capital, Temasek, Media Corp, IDA Investments as its later stage investors.

What Investors Look For & How They Can Help Scale Your Business Beyond FundingKevin Lim
Managing Partner, 1823 Ventures

Kevin is an investment banker turned FinTech entrepreneur and start-up mentor and investor. He is currently a managing partner at 1823 Ventures and focuses on early-stage investments in disruptive technologies and above all, execution-driven entrepreneurs.

He was previously a Financial Institution Mergers &Acquisitions banker where he advised on M&A, IPO and capital raising transactions in Europe and Asia. Kevin holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol and is a CFA charter holder.

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What Investors Look For & How They Can Help Scale Your Business Beyond Funding

Moderated By: Anna Haotanto
Managing Director of The New Savvy.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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