We’re organizing our second event for the TiE Singapore “Technology” Special Interests Group (SIG) next Wednesday evening (2 Nov) from 6:30PM – 8:00PM at the Mochtar Riady Auditorium on Level 5 of the SMU Administration Building, and I’d like to invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the topic of Dynamics of Financing Tech Startups. My thanks to TiE Singapore, SMU IIE and other sponsors for keeping the event free for all attendees.
Please register your attendance with us, so we’ll know how many people to expect.
Raising private capital from professional angels and venture capitalists during a company’s early and growth phases can be an arduous and difficult task for entrepreneurs. Investors enjoy an information and experience arbitrage by virtue of the sheer number of deals they review. In comparison, few entrepreneurs seek financing more than once or twice over the life cycle of his or her company. More often than not, entrepreneurs sell a portion of their company when they need capital the most and have least leverage with angels and VCs. It is never fun to be caught between a rock and a hard place.
On the eve of 17th November, TiE Singapore presents a conversation between investors and entrepreneurs, on the dynamics of financing tech startups. The panel will be moderated by Hian Goh, and include the following:
- Hian Goh: Co-founder & Managing Director at Asian Food Channel, previously founding member at Saloman Smith Barney‘s technology investment banking practice in Asia;
- Darius Cheung: Director of Consumer Mobile Technology at McAfee, previously co-founder & CEO at tenCube, acquired by McAfee;
- Scott Rafer: CEO at Lumatic, previously Mashery, Lookery and MyBlogLog (acquired by Yahoo);
- Arrif Ziaudeen: Founder & CEO at Chope;
- James Chan: Principal at Neoteny Labs.
Event Venue and Schedule
Venue: Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5
Address: SMU Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065
6:30pm: Guest Registration & Networking
7:00pm: Welcome Address by TiE Singapore Charter Member & Chair of TiE SG ‘Technology’ Special Interest Group, James Chan
7:05pm: Panel Discussion
7:45pm: Q&A Session
8:00pm: Light refreshments & Networking
Why & Who Should Attend
There is no better way than to get it straight from the horse’s mouth. Our speakers have had extensive experience on both sides of the table; in growing and scaling tech companies as well as raising or making angel and venture investments and exiting from them. Hear what they have to share and engage in a good conversation with them over Q&A. Post-panel, get to know the speakers and other folks from the ecosystem over light refreshments.