Silicon Valley Meets Hong Kong Featuring Flexport, Airbnb, and Airwallex

FoundersHK is hosting a StartmeupHK Festival 2021 Zoom Talk with leaders form Flexport, Airbnb, and Airwallex.

* Why Hong Kong?
* Marketing expansion in Asia - Dos and Don'ts
* Hiring in Asia - Dos and Don'ts
* Asia expansion lessons learned: What worked and didn't work

Speakers:

* Dawn Kaung, Former GM at Flexport
* Henek Lo, Former GM of Airbnb and WeWork
* Kai Wu, Greater China CEO and Group CFO at Airwallex

Moderated by:

Edith Yeung - Co-Founder of FoundersHK, General Partner at Race Capital and Advisor to 500 Startups
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FoundersHK is hosting a StartmeupHK Festival 2021 Zoom Talk with leaders form Flexport, Airbnb, and Airwallex. We will discuss:

  • Why Hong Kong?
  • Marketing expansion in Asia - Dos and Don'ts 
  • Hiring in Asia - Dos and Don'ts 
  • Asia expansion lessons learned: What worked and didn't work
  • And more!
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Dawn Kaung is the former GM and Head of Ocean Fulfillment & Operations, Asia at Flexport.

During her time at Flexport, Dawn was responsible for managing the planning, allocation, and booking of all Ocean shipments at Flexport, a digital freight forwarder founded in San Francisco in 2013. Dawn first joined Flexport in 2018 as the General Manager in Hong Kong, she was responsible for everything, from operations to talent development to managing relationships with clients and customers. Prior, Dawn spent several years at Avery Dennison working in sales and global supply chain management. Dawn also worked at McKinsey & Company and Dell early on in her career. Dawn holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Henek is the founder of Hype Asia, a Venture Builder that helps international startups expand into China and Asia from 2018. HYPE specializes in cross border operations and how to effectively grow businesses entering new markets. In 2021, the company also launched its own Venture Studio to build new D2C startups based in Hong Kong to sell globally. By combining ideas, hands on operations and capital - HYPE works with entrepreneurs to build new hyper growth companies.

Henek was previously the first employee to launch WeWork into the APAC region in 2016 as the General Manager for Asia - launching the first 5 locations in Asia. Previous to WeWork - Henek was the General Manager for Airbnb in Greater China and part of its early landing team in 2012 which started Airbnb operations in Beijing, Singapore, Korea and Japan offices. In his various roles with Airbnb, Henek helped grow Airbnb’s presence in the region and oversaw the hyper-growth of the company. At the start of his career - Henek worked in Bear Stearns, JP Morgan and Macquarie - departing as VP in Sales Trading where he serviced large institutions and funds that traded in APAC.