HKVCA Publishes 2014 Report on Hong Kong’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Space

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Following the Hong Kong Venture Capital Forum on June 13th, the HKVCA has released data on how the venture capital and private equity space has changed in Hong Kong, especially after the recession.

Besides breaking down the local venture capital investment industry, the report also lists the most active VCs in Hong Kong by number of deals and also notes the re-emergence of home-grown venture firms. Red Chapel Advisors tops this list.

Our growing ecosystem directory StartBase.HK also got an honorary mention in the report as a grassroots, open source, startup profiling database that’s helped reduce search costs and improved the deal information flow.

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Felix Lam: Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Startup Mentor Lends Advice to Hong Kong’s Ecosystem

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Following our series of profiles about Hong Kong’s movers and shakers, we’d like to introduce Felix Lam – serial entrepreneur, angel investor, startup mentor and managing director of Red Chapel Advisors.

As a Hong Kong native, Felix has always considered it his home base. After spending some time studying in Australia and developing software for various telecom vendors, Felix plunged into the entrepreneurial realm. One venture in particular, Felix transformed a traditional Mainland Chinese factory into a global manufacturing operation.

With his strong telecom background, Felix gives credit to the iPhone for launching the smartphone revolution which in turn, spawned a generation of data-addicted people. “Before the iPhone, we were wondering how to get people to use data since people were only using their phones to call – it was very tough,” he said. “Now it’s the other way around, there’s not enough data to go around. Technology has changed the entire domain – everything is mature now.”

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