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Breakfast Talk - Biotech Venture Investment: From Innovation to Entrepreneurial Financing

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Abstract

The focal point for biotech venture investments have historically been the US and Europe, with both locations making up the bulk of deals executed. In recent years, China has emerged as the third largest hotbed in the global VC rankings, with the opening of China’s economic floodgates resulting in a huge inflow of investments and foreign capital into a market filled with opportunities. Venture Capital plays a huge role in the development and growth of companies, adding value and bringing them to greater heights. Yet the VC industry is sometimes difficult to understand and gain insights into, and even more so in China where there exists a complex and sometimes complicated business landscape. We are fortunate to have Dr Chestor Ho who has been at the forefront of the biotech VC industry over the past several decades help us provide clarity and structured thoughts into this exciting and fast changing sector.

The Speaker

Dr Chestor Ho is currently Chairman and CEO of Taifong Partners, a leading Asia/US Venture Capital Fund dedicated to investing in the Healthcare Industry. With a combined experience of over 50 years investment track record with offices in Boston, San Francisco and Taipei, the Fund has made over 150 investments, and have successful exited over 50 investments via an IPO or trade sale.

Dr Ho is currently an adjunct professor at the National Chengchi University and teaches a class in “Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship”. He has also taught Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at State University of New York Buffalo and served on the Board of Taiwan Venture Capital Association and Taiwan Biotech Industry Organization.

Dr Ho earned a MS and BS in Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University (U.S.) and Chung Yuan University (Taiwan). He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT with a minor in Biochemical Engineering under the guidance of Dr Daniel Wang and Ray Baddour (a Founder of Amgen).

Event Timeline
Fri Sep 16, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM SGT
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Venue
Spencer Stuart, Board Room
39th Floor Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay
Tickets
MIT Club of Singapore Members $10.00
Non Members $20.00
Venue Address
10 Collyer Quay Singapore
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MITCS Events
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