Amanda Williams (Next Chapter Raise), Atin Batra (27V) & Alex Gordon-Furse (Startup Grind)

Jul 6, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hong Kong

Growing Internationally - Investing Internationally! Do investors around the globe act the same way? How to best prepare? In a virtual event that spans four time-zones: Sydney, Hong Kong, London and Stockholm we are proud to have Amanda Williams, Atin Batra and Alex Gordon-Furse on stage to answer this questions during the 69th Startup Grind in Hong Kong, part of the StartmeupHK Festival 2020.

Virtual event


About this event

Do investors around the globe act the same way? 

With a rapidly shrinking world, you might think that the differences would be less and less, and that we would all have perfect informationBut there are still some fundamental differences, and some markets are actually a few years ahead, or behind, depending on how you want to see it.

  • Can this cause trouble for a Startup looking for investments, yes, so its important to prepare!
  • Can the differences be an opportunity for a well-prepared startup or investor, definitely! You have a lot to win from being able to navigate and use the opportunities that the differences create.

Growing Internationally - Investing Internationally!

In a virtual event that spans four time-zones, 

  • Sydney Australia, 
  • Hong Kong, 
  • London and 
  • Stockholm Sweden

...we are proud to have.. 

  • Amanda Williams, Strategy Lead at Next Chapter Raise together with...
  • Atin Batra, Founder & General Partner at Twenty Seven Ventures during a Fireside lead by..
  • Alex Gordon-Furse, VP, Startup Programs at Startup Grind.

... on stage for the 69th Startup Grind in Hong Kong, part of the StartmeupHK Festival 2020

Amanda, Atin and Alex will discuss questions such as:

  • How does investment in Hong Kong differ to EU, USA and around in APAC?
  • How mature are investments in Hong Kong compared to these regions?
  • How mature are startups in these regions?
  • What alternatives are there to classical VC investments”?

And to conclude:

  • If you are in Hong Kong right now and want to reach out; how should you prepare?
  • If you are in EU or USA, and look to invest into Hong Kong startups; how should you prepare?

After the Fireside Chat we will open up for questions during this Zoom meeting. 

At the end of the event we will also use the Zoom breakout rooms for virtual networking. 

RSVP to get your free ticket today!

Looking for a community that helps startups level up?

Big news from Startup Grind. We just created a new online membership to support startups!
Get access to curated content, intimate round-tables, investor intros, partner discounts, and more.
Check out Startup Grind’s Startup Membership here and join us now.

Use this referral link to apply and get 3 months free access! 

Amanda Williams, Strategy Lead at Next Chapter Raise. Next Chapter Raise mission is simple - help women get funded faster. Female entrepreneurs, regardless of the type or size of the business, are less likely to seek and secure external funding, limiting their growth and impact.

Amanda is helping to develop and deliver training and a podcast to empower the female founder community. Amanda is also working to enlighten investors and corporates about how to better attract and engage with women-run businesses. Amanda is also hosting the Next Chapter Raise podcast, Raise the Bar, available on Spotify & iTunes.

Atin Batra, Founder & General Partner at Twenty Seven Ventures ( 27V is a VC firm investing in early-stage EdTech and Future of Work startups across the world. 27V looks for entrepreneurs with an overwhelming drive to build a business that not only creates shareholder value but also leaves a positive impact on our fragile world. The firm has invested in 8 companies alongside Steve Cohen’s Point 72 Ventures, Mark Cuban’s family office, Urban Us, BMW, Google and other Tier-1 investors.

Most recently, Atin was a Principal at the global VC firm Q Venture Partners, where he helped invest in Deep Tech & connected Hardware startups in North America. Prior to that, Atin led the Swire Properties’ B2B accelerator ‘blueprint’.  

Alex Gordon-Furse, VP, Startup Programs at Startup Grind. Running all things startup at Startup Grind. Simply put, this means finding the best startups from across the world, integrating them into our global community, and providing them tailored support across education/coaching, network-building and exposure through our Startup Programs both online and in-person 

Check out what happened


  • Amanda Williams

    Next Chapter Ventures

    Strategy Lead

  • Atin Batra

    Twenty Seven Ventures

    General Partner


  • Alex Gordon-Furse

    Startup Grind

    VP, Sales & Startups



Monday, July 6, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM UTC


Fireside chat led by Alex Gordon-Furse
Q&A with Amanda, Atin and Alex
Virtual networking in Zoom breakout rooms


  • Jens Wernborg

    Startup Grind Hong Kong


  • Margaret Leung

    Startup Grind Hong Kong


  • Amrit Sethi

    Excella Travel

    Startup Grind Moderator

  • Keith Engine

    Startup Grind Hong Kong


Global sponsor

CMS logo



StartmeupHK logo


Next Chapter Raise logo
Twenty Seven Ventures logo

Twenty Seven Ventures

InvestHK logo


FastLane logo


Campfire logo


Hong Kong Visa Centre logo

Hong Kong Visa Centre

Video Cha Cha logo

Video Cha Cha

Beergamy logo


Wilbe Ventures logo

Wilbe Ventures

Excella Travel logo

Excella Travel

Ripple Effect Consultancy logo

Ripple Effect Consultancy

About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.