MOX Happy Hour – VC Panel

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MOX 10 VC Panel

MOX Happy Hour – VC Panel

MOX Global Happy Hour: VC Panel

Pleased to announce the panelists at our biannual VC Panel:

1. Siqi Chen, Founder and CEO at Runway

Siqi is the founder and CEO of Runway, an a16z funded startup enabling operators to understand their business without needing a degree in finance. As an operator and founder: Siqi was CEO of Sandbox VR (a16z), VP of Product and Growth at Postmates (acquired by Uber), Head of Product at Zynga (IPO 2011).

Siqi is an investor in nearly a hundred companies like ClubhouseAmplitude, Pipe, and Italic.

2. Retno Dewati, Principal at Access Ventures

Retno Dewati is the Principal at Access Ventures – an early-stage VC firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an extensive global network and experience. Retno is responsible for leading deal sourcing and investment activities in Indonesia/Singapore.

3. William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV

William is a General Partner at SOSV – The Accelerator VC – with US$855M under management where he is the Managing Director of Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX).

William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 – mobile games, GMobi – smartmobile platform, DemystData – fintech, Lekan – children’s media platform acquired by Condé Nast, and Massive Impact – mobile adtech acquired by GMobi. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in China and South East Asia.

SPEAKERS

Siqi Chen, Founder and CEO at Runway

Siqi Chen

Siqi is the founder and CEO of Runway, an a16z funded startup enabling operators to understand their business without needing a degree in finance.

As an operator and founder: Siqi was CEO of Sandbox VR (a16z), VP of Product and Growth at Postmates (acquired by Uber), CEO of Hey, Inc (Google-funded, acquired by Postmates), Head of Product at Zynga (IPO 2011), CEO of Serious Business (funded by Lightspeed, acquired by Zynga)

Siqi is an investor in nearly a hundred companies like Clubhouse, Amplitude, Pipe, and Italic.

Previously, Siqi worked at NASA JPL, where he was the only person to ever receive a Congressional Space Act award while in school, for his contributions to machine vision technology on the Mars Exploration Rovers.

Retno Dewati, Principal at Access Ventures

Retno Dewati

Retno Dewati is the Principal at Access Ventures – an early-stage VC firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an extensive global network and experience. Retno is responsible for leading deal sourcing and investment activities in Indonesia/Singapore. Her portfolios including P2P lending platform – Akseleran (ID), alternative lending startup – Helicap (SG), digital freight forwarding company – Andalin (ID), and AI-driven digital credit scoring system – Credolab (SG), workforce management solution – Sampingan (ID), social media commerce solution – Tokotalk (ID), AI chatbot – Kata.ai (ID) and many more.

Prior to joining Access Ventures, Retno served as the Program Director at Amatil X, Manager, Regional Expansion at Antler (SG), and SEA Regional Manager at Pegasus Tech Ventures (formerly Fenox Venture Capital) – a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm managing a multi-million dollar fund. At Pegasus Tech Ventures, she was responsible for leading deal sourcing and investment activities as well as business development for the Southeast Asia region. She invested in 40+ startups across SEA including MOKA POS (acquired by GOJEK), Pomelo Fashion, Alodokter, Bridestory (acquired by Tokopedia), Ritase, Travelio and many more.

MODERATOR

William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV

William Bao Bean at MOX Demo Day

William is a General Partner at SOSV – The Accelerator VC – with US$650M under management where he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, SOSV’s global Internet accelerator and the first accelerator to launch in Asia, and Managing Director of MOX, the Mobile Only Accelerator with 160m smartphone users on its platform. SOSV is the #1 most active seed investor in the world according to TechCrunch and Crunchbase.

William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 – mobile games, GMobi – smartmobile platform, DemystData – fintech, Lekan – children’s media platform acquired by Condé Nast, and Massive Impact – mobile adtech acquired by GMobi. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in China and South East Asia. William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment in Asia and China technology, media and telecom. Previously he covered Digital Media at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco and PC/Enterprise Hardware at Bear Stearns in New York. William was an active angel investor with 39 investments between 2004 and 2014.

In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. In 2005, he was ranked #3 stock picker overall for Hong Kong/China and #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom by Thomson Reuters Starmine. He currently sits on the boards of advisors/directors for a number of companies including Neonan, Robin8, Yodo1, DYAD, GMobi, Silk Road Telecom, iTalki, and kineticOne as well as organizations including Angelvest, Angelcrunch (天使汇), AAMA Shanghai, Digital Matters, Techyizu and the US China Strong Foundation. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

AGENDA

19:00 – 19:10 Introduction to SOSV and MOX by William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV
19:10 – 19:50 Venture capital panel discussion
19:50 – 20:00 Q & A
20:00 – 21:00 Networking

NOTE FOR OFFLINE ATTENDEES

Please WEAR A MASK when entering the venue. We will conduct temperature test, alcohol spray and TOCC form filling at the entrance, kindly co-operate with the required protocol.

重要防疫公告

– 請務必配戴口罩才准進入會場
– 請配合接待處人員實行報到/TOCC表單填寫/體溫測量/酒精消毒等步驟
– 所有拒絕配合以上防疫程序的賓客將會被拒絕入場
MOX Demo Day Networking

ABOUT MOX

MOX—Mobile Only Accelerator—based in Taipei, enables startups to reach the next 4 billion mobile-only users in markets including Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, and South America. MOX is operated by SOSV—a venture fund investing through startup accelerators around the world focused on cross-border Internet, Hardware, Biotech, Blockchain, Foodtech/Agritech. Through intensive support for growth, fundraising and partnership, MOX offers mobile startups from around the world free user acquisition via its smartphone platform and direct cash investment in return for revenue share and equity. MOX also helps monetize these users, and drive higher lifetime value.

MOX has backed English pronunciation coach ELSA, the first investment in Asia by Google’s AI venture arm Gradient Ventures; fintech company Achiko, listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange; and UNL, an “Internet of Places” micro-location platform backed by HERE Technologies.

More at mobileonlyx.com

ABOUT SOSV

SOSV — The Accelerator VC — is a top-performing US-based venture capital firm with US$855 million under management as of 2020. Recognized as the world’s most active overall VC globally according to Pitchbook Q2 2020, SOSV backs more than 150 startups annually through its global accelerators. SOSV operates HAX (Shenzhen/Tokyo/San Francisco), the world’s first and most prolific hardware accelerator; Chinaccelerator (Shanghai), Asia’s first and only active accelerator with a unicorn graduating from its program (BitMEX Batch 8); MOX (Taipei), the accelerator for mobile-first, mobile-only markets; IndieBio, the world’s largest seed accelerator for life sciences and biotech; dlab (NYC), a startup accelerator and venture studio for blockchain; and Food-X (NYC) for foodtech and agritech, the #1 food innovation accelerator in the world.

More at sosv.com

The event is finished.

Date

Feb 26 2021
Expired!

Time

19:00 - 21:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Paris
  • Date: Feb 26 2021
  • Time: 12:00 - 14:00
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