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2018 Cyberport Venture Capital Forum: What Are Investors Looking for in Tech Investments?

Executive Summary

The Coresight Research team attended the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum on November 8 in Hong Kong. The forum is an annual event hosted by Cyberport, Hong Kong’s digital-technology development zone under the initiative of the Hong Kong government, to connect investors with startups.

  • Cyberport has been attracting substantial investments: In just six months (April to September 2018), Cyberport’s startups have raised over HK$3.89 billion (US$497 million) of investment funding.
  • Chinese consumers are increasingly concerned about well-being, and it is believed that the economy will be driven by the well-being-related products or services.
  • Startups able to develop core technologies and demonstrate breakthroughs can survive amid increasing competition.
  • Grasping the essence of new technology to address the key pain points is crucial for startups to attract investors.

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