Date 17 September 2009, Thursday

Time 6:00 – 8:15 pm


Victoria Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club,
1 Jackson Road, Central

Mr. Roger Marshall, managing director of Persimmon Capital Ltd, who has extensive investment experience in the private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industry, will be the speaker at the upcoming CFIG/HKVCA joint seminar on the evening of 17 September 2009 (Thursday) at The Hong Kong Club. He will speak on the macro and recent trends in VC/PE investment, the factors that venture capitalists look for when choosing investments and how they invest their money. He will also discuss how businesses can work effectively with venture capital firms, which, in addition to being fund providers, can be value-added partners and drivers of growth.

Mr. Timothy Shen, CFIG Management Committee member and the forum chair, who has extensive experience in corporate strategies, corporate finance and PE investments, will also share his experience with participants. 

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided from 6:00pm and the talk will start at 6:30pm. 

Seats are limited. Register on or before 14 September 2009 to secure your seat. 

Please click here for details of the event and for enrolment. For inquiries, contact Ms. May Hung at the Institute on 22877009.


5 October 2009 (Mon)
2:30 – 5:00 pm

Date: 5 October 2009 (Mon)

Time: 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Cindy Ma, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

SFC: Licensed individuals may claim CPT points on the courses taken which their employers consider those courses as relevant to the functions to be performed by them.

Seats are limited and registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.
Download Registration Form
For enquiry, please call (852) 2845 6100.

SME Investment and Financing Summit and SME Financing Project Matching
Date: 23 September 2009 (Wed)
Place: China Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Organizer: The Bureau of China International SME Fair
Sponsor: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
The People’s Government of Guangdong Province

HKVCA is supporting an Investment Summit during the 6th China International SME Fair to be held in Guangzhou from September 22 to 25, 2009. The Summit will be held on September 23 at the China Hotel to help SMEs to better understand the development and operation of domestic and overseas equity investment funds. The event aims to further the financing channels for SMEs and create opportunities for investors.

The theme of the event is “Equity Investment, a Major Driving Force behind SME Innovation and Development”. It includes a discussion panel by VC/PE professionals followed by project-matching

For enquiry, please contact Liu Lihui at Tel: (8620) 8318 7760 or Email:

Drucker Centennial Management Forum
Date: 19 October 2009 (Mon)
Place: Hong Kong
Organizer: Peter F. Drucker Academy


The legendary Peter F. Drucker was one of the world’s intellectual giants, and had endorsements from icons of business such as recently retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch and Intel's chairman, Andy Grove. His legacy now lives on in Hong Kong and China through the Peter F. Drucker Academy – the only one of its kind in Asia.

As part of the centennial celebrations for Dr. Drucker, the Peter F. Drucker Academy is organizing the Drucker 100 Management Forum in Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel on 19th October, 2009 (Monday).This high-level event will see global and local business and academic heavyweights speak to an audience of 800 C-level and top-level management attendees. High-profile speakers include:

  • Dr. Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute,
  • Plus 12 local leaders from government, academia, NGOs, business sector.

HKVCA members can enjoy 20% off discount for the forum and Dinner. Please quote HKVCA when you register. For more details or registration, please visit here.

For enquiry, please contact Miss Mana Yung at Tel: 2801 6031 or

CVCA Annual General Meeting & China Venture Capital/Private Equity Summit
Date: 27-28 October 2009 (Tue-Wed)
Place: Shanghai Shangri-la Hotel
Organizer: China Venture Capital Association


The China Venture Capital Association (CVCA) Annual General Meeting & China Venture Capital/Private Equity Summit (CVCA AGM & Summit) is one of the most important and highly recognized events in China’s VC and PE industry.  Each year, key industry players and influencers gather at the event to as well as learn about the latest industry trends and, share good practices and discuss areas of challenges, as well as catch up with old associates, meet new friends and business partners. CVCA 2009 AGM & Summit will discuss the opportunities and trends of China's VC/PE market under the new global economic and financial situation.

HKVCA members can enjoy 15% discount on standard rate. Please quote HKVCA when you register. For more details or registration, please visit here.

For enquiry, please contact Jasmine Zhang at Tel: 8610-8518 3584 ext. 800 or

Nature of Business:
Software services
Funds Required:
HK$5.62 million Angel Investment Project
Project Details:
Kanchoo is a Hong Kong-based "Software-as-a-Service" (SaaS) business. We help media companies, businesses and organizations to quickly develop and deploy native mobile applications for platforms such as the iPhone.

Developing for the iPhone can be expensive - as much as US$20,000 per project. But Kanchoo significantly lowers the barriers to entry and opens the iPhone platform to a wider number of media publishers. Companies use the Kanchoo publishing system because it's easy to get started and we significantly reduce development time and costs for publishers wanting to access the mobile audience. Our users have described Kanchoo as a "WordPress for iPhone publishing".

Kanchoo launched its beta product and Content Management System in March 2009 and is presently working with newspaper publishers in the United States and the UK. A second version of the Content Management System is scheduled to be released in May, along with iPhone apps for several high-profile clients.

We're looking for an experienced angel investor and business partner to accelerate further development of the Kanchoo publishing system and solidify our lead in the mobile-phone publishing space.
Contact Details:
Michael Logan
Tel: 852-9325-6644

Xinguishang Company Limited
Nature of Business:
Funds Required:
HK$ 17 million
Project Details: is a new concept of online fashion outlet selling European brands garment and accessories into the Hong Kong and Chinese consumer markets. Our eCommerce platform is built on a Web 2.0 platform enabling us to better integrate with Real-time web communities (Twitter, Facebook…). We sell to users from these communities and leverage their own network to boost traffic.

The company was incorporated in Hong Kong in May 2008 and the site was launched in October 2008. At this stage we have organized several online sales and built a database of 8000 users. We are launching in September 2009 a new version of our platform tightly integrated with real-time communities to leverage viral marketing benefits of such communities.

We are still in the Start-up phase. Despite having established the operations and tested the technology and sales processes, we have not yet grown the customer base to a level were the business is profitable.

Our European/Chinese team is experienced in managing Internet communities, buying and selling fashion goods into Hong Kong and China, but we need an investor/partner to help us grow our customer base and expand into the Chinese market place.

Contact Details:

Alex Agostini
Mobile: +852 6346 2125
Tel: +852 2401 1057

MUS Roosevelt Capital Advisers (HK) Ltd
Mr. Jun Otsuka
Mr. Brian Chang

MUS Roosevelt Capital Partners Ltd (“MRC”) is a private equity fund management company investing in emerging, high-growth companies, mainly in the Greater China Region. MRC is focusing on companies with compelling business models and strong management team. MRC manages MUS Roosevelt China Pacific Fund LP established in June 2006 and has invested in companies mainly in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company
Mr. Denis Tse
Mr. Milton Lim

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company (LMIMCO) is an asset management arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The firm provides its services to pension and profit sharing plans and trusts. The firm manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, alternative investments, and derivatives markets across the globe. Lockheed Martin Investment Management was founded in 1997.

Citco Hong Kong Ltd
Mr. Thijs van Ingen

For over 65 years, The Citco Group of Companies, a global organization of financial services companies, has provided hedge funds, private equity and real estate firms, institutional banks, Global 1000 companies, and high net worth individuals, with niche financial services in hedge fund administration, custody and fund trading, financial products, and corporate and fiduciary solutions.

Copal Partners
Ms. Hanna Raftell

Founded by professionals at McKinsey & Co., GE Capital, and Goldman Sachs, Copal Partners provides its clients with financial research and analytics services through client-specific proprietary products. They have four practice areas: investment banking, equity research, credit research and consulting / strategy.

Taifook Securities Group Ltd
Mr. Derek Chan
Mr. Joseph Lau

Taifook Securities Group Limited (Stock code: 665) is a subsidiary of NWS Holdings Limited (Stock code: 659). Established in 1973, Taifook has been listed on the HK Stock Exchange since August 1996. Taifook provides corporate finance, asset management and brokerage services to hundreds of institutional and corporate investors as well as over 120,000 individual investors.

TMF Hong Kong Ltd
Ms. Suzanne Callister
Mr. Clayton Hebbard

TMF Group is a provider of accounting and corporate secretarial services. TMF Group’s international client base is diversified and includes fortune 500 companies and other listed multinational companies, insurance and real estate companies, financial institutions, pension funds, reputable private companies and high net worth individuals.

Delegation to Jilin and Changchun
July 2009

HKVCA representative Conrad Tsang, member of Executive Committee and Co-Chairman of PRC Committee, joined a high-profile economic and trade delegation headed by HKTDC President Lin Tianfu and met the senior government officials of Jilin and Changchun in July 2009.

High-level delegation to Russia led by the Financial Secretary Mr. John Tsang
June 2009

Conrad Tsang, member of Executive Committee and Co-Chairman of PRC Committee represented the Association at the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) business delegation led by the Financial Secretary Mr. John Tsang and met business and political leaders to exchange views on the global economic crisis and promote Hong Kong's opportunities.

HKVCA Member Monthly Breakfast Meeting
3 August 2009

The HKVCA Member Monthly Breakfast is scheduled on the first Monday of each month. It provides an excellent opportunity for our members to network and to meet our Executive Committee. The next breakfast will be held on September 7, 8:00 – 9:00am at Hong Kong Club.

Status as a Recognised Institution for Providing CPT
(Continuous Professional Training)
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) has approved HKVCA as a Recognised Institution for Providing CPT (Continuous Professional Training). HKVCA's training courses, seminars, summits, conferences and forums may be applicable for claiming CPT points. For more details, please refer to "Education" section of our website.

HKVCA Speakers

HKVCA gets regular requests from various trade bodies and associations for speaker roles.  Would you like to get involved and speak on behalf of HKVCA and promote our association and industry?  Please contact Savio Tang at Tel: (852) 2845 6100 or to enroll on our speakers list.

Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Tel: (852) 2845 6100
Fax: (852) 2537 0086