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Leon Ge, Principal & Head of Asia Initiatives from Partech Partners, will be joining us on April 8th at 1PM (CET) to speak about the European tech landscape and the opportunities for Chinese startups in Europe. Don't miss this first collaboration between Startup Grind Chengdu & Paris.
This event will be conducted in English. Please prepare your questions before for Q&A.
About the topic
The goal is to help entrepreneurs and startups to get a better understanding of the complex European investment and startup landscape. Leon will share his insights about why start or expand in Europe, what are the successful cases of European expansions, and what can European and Chinese entrepreneurs learn from each other.
● What are the best startup ecosystems (cities) in Europe?
● Is there a “go-to-Europe” market strategy for Chinese startups? And how?
● What are the main advantages & drawbacks of starting up in Europe compared to in China or the US?
● What was your biggest investment mistake? And what did you learn from it?
About Partech Partners
Partech is a global venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Partech invests in Internet and information technology startups at seed, venture and growth stages.
With €1.3B under active management, Partech is consistently ranked among the top 10 VC funds worldwide and number one in Europe by Preqin (the US leading independent research organisation).
Most Partners have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held management positions within tech companies. The partnership acts and invests as a single team, helping entrepreneurs build fast-growing tech and digital companies addressing large markets across multiple continents.
Companies backed by Partech have completed 21 initial public offerings and more than 50 major M&A transactions with leading international companies.
Principal & Head of Asia Initiatives
Leon joined Partech in June 2019 as Principal, based out of Paris, focusing on venture equity investments, across Europe and beyond. He was Associate Vice President at ID Capital in Singapore, covering east Asia. Leon was also an early team member and Program Manager leading operational transformation and innovation projects for Google across 13 countries in APAC.
Leon joined Partech in June 2019 as Principal. Based out of Paris, he is focusing on venture equity investments, across Europe and beyond.
Prior to Partech, Leon was an initial member and Associate Vice President at ID Capital in Singapore. He spearheaded the firm’s end-to-end efforts in Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Japan, South Korea as Thailand and Singapore. He was instrumental and prolific in weaving partnerships with VCs, startup hubs and government agencies and establishing a presence for the firm in countries under his mandate. Leon was previously an early team member and Program Manager leading operational transformation and innovation projects for Google across 13 countries in APAC.
Coming from a technical background between Mines ParisTech & National University of Singapore. He is fluent in Mandarin, English and French.