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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 information. But 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.
In a virtual event that spans four time-zones,
...we are proud to have..
... 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:
And to conclude:
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.
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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.
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’.
Next Chapter Ventures
Twenty Seven Ventures
Amanda Williams is an innovation and investment professional with experience inside startups, venture funds, and corporates. She is passionate about impact investment, cleantech and supporting visionary entrepreneurs.
In the UK, Amanda was the first Investment Manager for Centrica’s Ignite, a new type of corporate venture fund, featuring an impact focus and extensive staff involvement. She managed eight early stage investments, including the fund’s first exit, and secured Board approval to grow the fund 10x.
After relocating to Hong Kong, Amanda joined local venture fund and innovation consultancy, Nest. As Head of Innovation, Amanda led the team responsible for corporate accelerators and startup ecosystem advisory work in four markets.
Amanda is now the Strategy Lead at Next Chapter Raise, where the 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. Next Chapter Raise’s resources, connections, and supportive community are here to change that.
Amanda is also hosting the Next Chapter Raise podcast, Raise the Bar. https://www.nextchapterraise.com/podcast/ (available on Spotify & iTunes)
Atin Batra is the Founder & General Partner at Twenty Seven Ventures (27V.vc), 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, he 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, he led the Swire Properties’ B2B accelerator ‘blueprint’. Originally from India, Atin spends his weekends trail running Hong Kong’s beautiful country parks.
VP, Sales & Startups
Running the sales and startup teams at Startup Grind.