About the topic
This event will be conducted in English. Please prepare your questions before for Q&A.
About the topic
The goal is to help entrepreneurs and startups to get a better understanding of the complex European investment and startup landscape. Leon will share his insights about why start or expand in Europe, what are the successful cases of European expansions, and what can European and Chinese entrepreneurs learn from each other.
● What are the best startup ecosystems (cities) in Europe?
● Is there a “go-to-Europe” market strategy for Chinese startups? And how?
● What are the main advantages & drawbacks of starting up in Europe compared to in China or the US?
● What was your biggest investment mistake? And what did you learn from it?
About Partech Partners
Partech is a global venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Partech invests in Internet and information technology startups at seed, venture and growth stages.
With €1.3B under active management, Partech is consistently ranked among the top 10 VC funds worldwide and number one in Europe by Preqin (the US leading independent research organisation).
Most Partners have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held management positions within tech companies. The partnership acts and invests as a single team, helping entrepreneurs build fast-growing tech and digital companies addressing large markets across multiple continents.
Companies backed by Partech have completed 21 initial public offerings and more than 50 major M&A transactions with leading international companies.
What are the best startup ecosystems (cities) in Europe? 欧洲哪些城市有最好的创业生态环境？
Is there a “go-to-Europe” market strategy for Chinese startups? And how? 对中国初创企业，是否有一个放之欧洲而皆准的入场和扩张策略？
What are the main advantages & drawbacks of starting up in Europe compared to in China or the US? 在欧洲创业较中美的主要优劣是什么？
What was your biggest investment mistake? And what did you learn from it? 你最糟糕的一次投资辛酸史？从中学到了什么？
About the Speaker
Leon joined Partech in June 2019 as Principal. Based out of Paris, he is focusing on venture equity investments, across Europe and beyond. Prior to Partech, Leon was an initial member and Associate Vice President at ID Capital in Singapore. He spearheaded the firm’s end-to-end efforts in Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Japan, South Korea as Thailand and Singapore. He was instrumental and prolific in weaving partnerships with VCs, startup hubs and government agencies and establishing a presence for the firm in countries under his mandate. Leon was previously an early team member and Program Manager leading operational transformation and innovation projects for Google across 13 countries in APAC. Coming from a technical background between Mines ParisTech & National University of Singapore. He is fluent in Mandarin, English and French.
葛小梁，栢德资本投资总监兼亚洲区负责人 葛小梁于2019年6月加入柏德资本担任总监。以巴黎为中心，他致力于欧洲及周边地区的风险股权投资。 在加入栢德资本之前，Leon是新加坡ID Capital的初创成员兼助理副总裁。他带头领导了公司在大中华地区（中国，香港，台湾），日本，韩国（泰国和新加坡）的端到端业务。他在与风险投资人，初创中心和政府机构建立伙伴关系，并在其职权范围内为公司建立市场地位发挥了重要作用。Leon也曾以团队的早期成员和项目经理的身份，领导Google在亚太地区13个国家的运营改革和创新项目。 他拥有国立巴黎高等矿业学院和新加坡国立大学的技术背景，且能熟练使用中、英、法三国语言。