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Venture Capital Perspectives in Hong Kong

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Raising funds for your startup? Looking to understand the landscape of VC in Hong Kong a little better? Interested in moving into the world of Venture Capital but not sure where to start?

Join us for a discussion with panelists from some of HK’s leading early stage VC firms & incubators as we explore the Venture Capital landscape of Hong Kong and beyond, from the the ins & outs of raising capital, pitching, being a value add investor, managing the board, negotiating value and the ultimate goal of IPO to the story behind their journey to a career in Venture Capital.

Part of our November Investment event series at Garage Academy.


Panelists

Yolanda Yang, VP, Radiant Venture Capital

Hilary Szymujko, Brinc

Furuzonfar Zehni, Fresco Capital


Panelist Bios

Yolanda Yang works at Radiant Venture Capital as Vice President, where she is actively engaged in sourcing and analysing investment opportunities in early stage technology start-ups across regions. Before joining Radiant, she worked at PineBridge Investments (London/Hong Kong) responsible for developing institutional business in Greater China region and NextEnergy Capital (London) responsible for analysing renewable energy investment opportunities. Prior to MBA, she worked at Hyflux (Singapore) as Project Manager responsible for commercial real estate and large infrastructure development.

Yolanda holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering (Civil) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Hilary Szymujko As Head of Program at Brinc, Hilary leads the platform’s knowledge initiatives, investments and portfolio development. With extensive experience working with founders across three continents to learn, fundraise and grow with Seedcamp, Swire Properties’ blueprint, and now Brinc, she leads efforts to source the best founders to join Brinc and key partners for them to continue to thrive.

Prior to Brinc Hilary was Head of blueprint, a Swire tech accelerator and co-working space where she focused on running the accelerator program and looking after all things startups, mentors and investors. Prior to joining blueprint, she worked in London as Investment Manager at Seedcamp, a leading pre-seed and seed stage fund, where she managed the deal processes for fund’s portfolio companies. She also ran Seedcamp's internal learning program, helping portfolio companies attain their growth and funding goals, and looked after Seedsummit, the initiative to provide open source legal documents to the greater European startup community.

Originally from the US, Hilary moved to London after earning her BA from Yale University to join a general practice, multi-jurisdictional law firm where she was COO. During her five year tenure, she led the firm to achieve a ranking among the top 2.5% of all British law firms in practice management by the Law Society of England and Wales’ Lexcel program.


Furuzonfar Zehni is a Senior Associate of Fresco Capital.

Furuzonfar is an entrepreneur, investor and connector. Creating and connecting local ecosystems to global ones where the influx of diversity, new knowledge and ultimately value can be magnified. Currently at Fresco Capital, a global venture capital firm, Furuzonfar is involved in all aspects of investment and operations. With a portfolio of 50 promising technology companies transforming education, healthcare, and the future of work, Fresco’s core mission is building global ecosystems.

Prior to Fresco Capital , Furuzonfar built and scaled businesses in data analytics, wealth management and investment advisory. Prior to that he was with Ernst & Young.
Furuzonfar graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a BA in Economics and Finance (with honours). He is a TEDx license holder, a mentor for the Laudato Si Challenge, a mentor for Founder Institute, and is an active member of the Hong Kong University and St. John’s College Alumni Club. With the Shahidi Foundation, Furuzonfar is passionate about economic and cultural empowerment.



  • Hilary Szymujko

    Hilary Szymujko

    Brinc

    Head of Program

  • Yolanda Yang

    Yolanda Yang

    Radiant Capital

    Vice President

  • Furuzonfar Zehni

    Furuzonfar Zehni

    Fresco Capital

    Senior Associate


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