A Phoenix in the Dragon’s Den: Foreign Entrepreneurial Success in China

In venture capital circles, one currently hears talk of a significant downturn in the Chinese investment and fundraising environment, a so-called “PE winter”. Many domestic Chinese start-ups are finding it difficult to raise funds but what about the case of the foreign entrepreneur? Haven’t foreigners always been more challenged to fund their ventures in China? So why is the trend changing, and what dynamics are in play that the tables are turning? Or is it simply a momentary phenomenon?

Come along to hear about the current state of play in the venture capital market, engage with foreign start-up entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts to you, and ultimately discover what the foreign start-up CEO is doing to create China-business success, turning the tide of investment.

Member only event.



John Artman

Editor in Chief TechNode

Over 14 years of experience managing teams and directing the quality of professional communications in cross-cultural contexts. A rich background in managing cross-functional talent from different age groups, cultures, and technical sectors, and adept at delivering desired outcomes for major organizations and the people that contribute to their success.



Lewis Harding

Founder & CEO, The Coffee Exchange

Over 10 years experience of International Business and Trading in China, Africa and Latin America. Previously worked in Finance & Banking in London and Asia. A Serial Entrepreneur with a deep passion for Coffee and creating business that provide real value to its stakeholders.


Barbara Ex

Co-Founder & CEO, WhiteSpace

Visionary Leader with a decade of experience in China and 20 years of international experience in developing operational strategies and delivering high-profile projects from original concept to implementation.


Vineet Budki

CEO & Founder, Guiddoo World, Guiddoo World Travels Pte Ltd

Developing and Implementing e-Ideas™ sums it up; I make companies reach their Ecommerce and Digital potential by making them the preferred choice on the Online Channel among the target segment in a world clustered with products and services of little difference.

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