500 Startups x InnoVen Capital: Venture Debt, Raising Smart Capital


A strong VC investor is a catalyst to help entrepreneurs transform their ideas into a valuable business. Venture debt is one of the next layers of growth capital, a way for entrepreneurs to finance their business with minimal equity dilution.

500 Startups and InnoVen Capital invite you to find out more.

You’ll hear from Vishal Harnal, Partner at 500 Startups who will briefly share his perspective on the VC world and the financing options available out there as well as Chin Chao, CEO Southeast Asia of InnoVen Capital who will share his insights on how entrepreneurs can raise smart and effective capital from the start of their start-up journeys.

Program Outline

7.00pm: Arrival of guests

7.30pm: Introductory note by Vishal Harnal, Partner, 500 Startups

7.40pm: Talk by Chin Chao, CEO Southeast Asia, InnoVen Capital

8.00pm: Drinks + Networking

10.00pm: Ends

Speaker: Chin Chao, CEO Southeast Asia, InnoVen Capital

Chin Chao brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the venture capital and venture debt industries, including entrepreneurship, company building and business operations and strategy.

Chin co-founded and co-managed Sirius SME, which invested in small and medium enterprises in SE Asia. Notable investments include Reebonz, Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics, and Ong Joo Joo Food Industries. Prior to Sirius SME, Chin was a Managing Director of Venture TDF Singapore and Venture TDF China. Notable investments include Alibaba, Baidu.com, DMX Technologies, Focus Media, Mediaring, Sinosun Technologies and Savi Technology.

Chin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and is the author of three publications on technology and business law.

About 500 Startups

500 Startups is a global venture capital firm and accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley with over US$400M under management and 1800 companies across 50 countries in its portfolio.

500 has become the most active early-stage investor in the Southeast Asian region with over 180 investments into the most talented, passionate founders and promising, high-growth startups including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak and Revolution Precrafted.

For more information, head on over to www.500.co.

About InnoVen Capital

InnoVen Capital is Asia’s leading venture lending platform providing debt capital to high growth innovative ventures primarily backed by venture capital firms. InnoVen Capital is a joint venture between Temasek Holdings and United Overseas Bank Group. Currently, the platform is active across India and Southeast Asia while continuing to expand to other high growth economies in the region.

For more information, go to www.innovencapital.com.

Venue Partner

Collective Works is Singapore’s first co-working space in the Central Business District (CBD). The space was conceived to provide beautiful, affordable and flexible working accommodation for small businesses, freelancers and startups that need to be in the heart of the Lion City’s Business hub.

Tue May 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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