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Later-Stage Venture Capital Valuations Approach Dot-Com High

Valuations for venture-backed companies raising second and later rounds of financing are shooting toward levels not seen since the dot-com era, providing further evidence of investment froth in the tech sector.

New data from industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource pegs the median pre-money valuation for later venture rounds–those done after a second financing round–at $80 million for the first nine months of 2013, by fa...

Hong Kong Plugs Its Perks For Venture Capitalists

In his speech to the Asian Business Angel Forum 2014 in Hong Kong on May 21, Financial Secretary John C Tsang pointed to the many ways that the Government is enhancing the business climate for venture capital and angel investors in Hong Kong. Apart from its low tax regime, low corporate administration costs, "robust" intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, and sound legal system, he said that, according to the Global Innovation In...

The Paradox of Angel Investment in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may be one of the wealthiest cities in Asia, but angel investing is still at an early stage of development. However, if it is to encourage vibrant entrepreneurship, angel investment is a key part of the ecosystem. Brigitte Baumann, who has been building angel investment communities in Europe for over a decade and is past president of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), said that High Net Worth individuals in Hong Ko...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

An Open Letter To Hong Kong Angel Investors

Hong Kong angels, do you know what local entrepreneurs and startups are saying about you? I’ve talked with them, and hope that by sharing their comments and suggestions, we can work together to make Hong Kong a more dynamic environment for startups and investors. This post is not intended to merely allow a few vocal individuals to vent, but to foster dialogue and learning in Hong Kong’s startup community, leading to better investmen...

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