Bruno BensaidCo-founder, Shanghaivest Ltd | Founder/Organiser, Mobilemonday Shanghai

In Asia since 1997, Bruno started his corporate life in the finance team of Cisco Systems in Asia-Pacifc then launched and managed the operations of Western internet and mobile VC-backed companies from 2002 till 2006 (based in Shanghai). He founded the Shanghai Chapter of MobileMonday (a mobile industry trade association) and started advising corporations and funds on China investment strategies in 2006. Bruno became the first China employee of Ventech (a US$ 500-Mil Fund) in 2007. Since late 2008, he has been advising Chinese and European firms on cross-border M&A expansion via Shanghaivest, an investment bank advisory firm he co-created. Bruno is also an angel investor in several Chinese startups and a member of the Steering Committee of AngelVest, a pioneering China-based angel organization.

Specialties: M&A, Cross-border, early-stage investment and operations, venture capital, mobile telecom, internet, technology and media, coaching entrepreneurs and friends alike.

Based in Shanghai.