You’re Invited to an Investment Workshop for Early Stage Startups On November 15 at Science Park


Organzied by the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park comes InnoAsia 2012 – a full 4-day conferences on innovation for green and healthy living.

The important date though for start-ups is the Investment Workshop – Workshop on Early-Stage & Late-Stage Term Sheets Preparation and Negotiation on November 15th from 9am-12pm.


The Workshop is designed for investment-seeking entrepreneurs/ companies and investors wishing to enrich and deepen their knowledge of the term-sheet structuring. Technical explanations of both early-stage investment (angel and venture capital investments) and late-stage (private equity) term sheets illustrated by real case studies will be shared by legal experts and industry veterans, to equip participants with the essential skills and tactics needed for term-sheet preparation and negotiation.

Where: Conference Hall 4-5, 2/F, Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong

Who should attend: Investment seeking entrepreneurs, start-up companies and investors

Language: English with Mandarin interpratation.




Cost: HK$800

Register here:

Don’t blow up your Series A term sheet by over-optimizing terms | A View from the Valley

Let’s say you’re a first-time entrepreneur and you’ve hit on an idea that is getting some traction and attracting the attention of VCs.  You do some research online to familiarize yourself with customary terms and finally get a term sheet from a reputable VC at a valuation you think is fair.  Next comes the fun part – negotiating the term sheet.  Negotiating term sheets should be straightforward, but sometimes when you combine first-time entrepreneurs with inexperienced counsel, the results can be toxic.

This is a good reference on where to start when dealing with negotiating term sheets.

10 skills I look for before writing a check – Venture Hacks

10 skills I look for before writing a check

10 skills I look for before writing a check

by Guest Author on December 7th, 2009

One of the questions I’m most often asked as a VC is what I’m looking for in an investment. For me I’ve stated publicly that 70% of my investment decision is the team and most of this is skewed toward the founders. I’ve watched people who went to the top schools, got the best grades and worked for all the right companies flame out.

So what skills does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? What attributes am I looking for during the process? Having been through the experience as an entrepreneur twice myself, I have developed a list of what I think it takes.

This is the first of a series of posts about how investors view startups, and the important aspects they are looking at.