The first landing in Hong Kong
March 18th 2014, The Nordic Tech Investor Forum hosted by China Finland Golden Bridge was taken place in Hong Kong. The objective of the event was to introduce Finnish and Nordic high tech SMEs to Mainland China and Hong Kong Venture Capital organizations that could help the Nordic companies to advance their China/Asia market expansion.
In the morning seminar part of the event, guest speakers shared different perspectives about market entry to China. Mr. Simon Galphin, the Director General of Invest in Hong Kong, gave an open keynote speech. Mr. Song Pan, from Fosun Group, one of the largest funds in Mainland China, shared local investor knowledge about boosting China market entry.
In the afternoon pitching session, each selected Nordic companies representing unique technologies, in Lifescience and TMT domains, gave eight minutes pitches on the stage. After this, the one-on-one meetings between the investors and company representatives enabled the SMEs to clarify their unique investment opportunity directly to the VCs.
‘It saves us a lot of time as Golden Bridge made the pre-selection for us. The quality of the companies is secured. ’ – Qiu Yunhai, Chairman of FCG Investment Inc.
In the event, there were over 50 invited visitors including 15 different VC organizations and 11 Nordic companies.