"The objective is to introduce investors and entrepreneurs to each other, and to interesting companies innovating in a variety of industries and geographies."
Health, Nutrition, Big data
Artificial intelligence, Education, training and job Sales, Customer service
Health, Medical devices, Wearables
Screening Eagle - Tectus Group
IoT, Smart building, Inspection tech
Augmented Reality, Transportation, Automobility, Construction
Media and entertainment, Virtual reality/live e-sports
Artificial intelligence, Blockchain
Venture Partner, 500 Startups (venture capital firm)
Ms. Bonnie Cheung is a Partner at 500 Startups with experience in the latest global trends in venture capital funding and key factors driving investment decisions.
The mission of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems.
500 startups is one of the most active seed stage venture capital firms in the world. Since their inception in Silicon Valley, the company has invested in over 2,000 companies.
Prior to 500 Startups, Ms. Cheung’s career spans across enterprise software working with IBM, AT&T, HP, and Deloitte, private equity investing, and healthcare strategy across Asia, the US, and Europe. She is a chartered CFA and holds a double major in Engineering and Economics from Dartmouth College.
Managing Director & Head of Strategic Investments, Sense Time
Esther Wong is head of strategic investment at SenseTime, and also a partner of the SenseTime AI fund with AUM of 5 bn RMB. SenseTime focuses its investments on companies in the AI ecosystem and finding long-term strategic partners.
She previously ran Equity Capital Markets at Bocom International, with a special focus on the technology, education, and financial sectors. She began her career almost 20 years ago as an analyst on Wall Street; her last role in New York was Head of Sales and Trading for Cazenove Asia (acquired by JPMorgan/Standard Chartered) where she was the first Chinese and woman to be appointed that position. She then moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to support the launching of CICC's US office, and in the process, was rated as one of Greater China’s Top Institutional Sales by Asia Money Magazine five years in a row.
Ms. Wong graduated with an Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration in Glion Institutes, Switzerland; followed by BAs in Economics and Political Science at SUNY Stony Brook, in the US.
Head of Investment,
Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP)
Raymond Wong manages the HKSTP Corporate Venture Fund and Investment & Business Support departments. He has over 20 years of extensive financial services experience in capital investment, portfolio management, mergers and acquisition as well as strategic investment across different sectors in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to HKSTP, Mr. Wong was the Principal in HPEF Capital Partners, which is an ex-HSBC private equity firm. Prior to HSBC, Mr. Wong worked in the capital investment and investment banking divisions of ABN AMRO Bank. Previously, he had software development experience at IBM Laboratory in Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) from the University of Tortonto and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Business School, New York.
PIC Committee / Sounding Board
Chief Executive Officer, International Wealth Management and Member, Credit Suisse Group AG Executive Board
Iqbal was the Chief Financial Officer of Private Banking & Wealth Management from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in June 2013, he was the Managing Partner of Assurance Financial Services Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Management Committee of Ernst & Young.
Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets
Alexander sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investment opportunities to the EMEA based ultra-high net worth investors. Alexander joined Credit Suisse in 2001.
"The Private Innovation Circle gives participants an exclusive insight into companies’ ambitions to shape our future."
Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets
Philippe sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investments to Swiss based ultra-high net worth investors. Philippe re-joined Credit Suisse in 2011 after having worked as a CFO in the biotech sector and in Equity Capital Markets of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division.
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer
Mike spends a great deal of time on investment processes and decisions, and communicating them. He enjoys playing an integral role at the Private Innovation Circle as it allows him to interrogate company business models much more closely.
"It allows us to uncover new ideas and entrepreneurs, and to put a rather unique and growing asset class in front of our clients."
Managing Director, Head Hong Kong Market Group
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in July 2012, Mr. Sze worked for BNP Paribas for 13 years and was the Head of China. Mr. Sze has over 20 years of international banking experience in both Hong Kong and Canada. Mr. Sze now focus on Private Equity investment opportunities for Private Banking clients.
Managing Director; Head, Corporate Finance
Frank Vetter’s team advises ultra-high net worth clients on M&A as well as on raising corporate capital. Frank has more than 20 years of transactions experience across many sectors and regions.
"Ultra-high net worth investors and their family offices can provide a differentiating aspect to any fundraising."