November 6, 2018

5th PIC 2018

Hong Kong

Featured companies

DayTwo

DayTwo
Health, Nutrition, Big data

i2x

i2x
Artificial intelligence, Education, training and job Sales, Customer service

Sana

Sana
Health, Medical devices, Wearables

tectus

Screening Eagle - Tectus Group
IoT, Smart building, Inspection tech

WayRay

WayRay
Augmented Reality, Transportation, Automobility, Construction

Virtually Live

Virtually Live
Media and entertainment, Virtual reality/live e-sports

Qupital

Qupital
FinTech, Marktplace

SingularityNet

SingularityNet
Artificial intelligence, Blockchain

Experts

Bonnie Cheung

Bonnie Cheung

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.

Esther Wong

Esther Wong

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.

Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong

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

Iqbal Khan

Iqbal Khan

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.

"The objective is to introduce investors and entrepreneurs to each other, and to interesting companies innovating in a variety of industries and geographies."

Alexander Höfert

Alexander Höfert

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."

Philippe Lutz

Philippe Lutz

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.

Michael O’Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan

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."

Eddy Sze

Eddy Sze

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.

Frank Vetter

Frank Vetter

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."