FoundersHK hosted a fireside chat (on Zoom) with Lap Man with Beyond Ventures on the topic of the secrets of startup fundraising.
Our favorite venture capitals are challenged to answer 28 rapid-fire questions from where/what/how they invest in to pitching advice for founders and more.
Born in Guangzhou and raised in Hong Kong, Lap Man was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has become a well-known TMT entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of DYXnet Group, which is now a market leader in the provision of MPLS-based virtual private network, data centre and cloud services throughout more than 700 cities worldwide.
The company launched in 1999, a year after Lap Man exited LinkAge Online – Hong Kong’s largest enterprise Internet service provider – as shareholder and core management team member.
Edith is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund. A few sectors we are particularly interested in infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She has invested in over 50 startups including Agora.io (Nasdaq: API), Lightyear/Stellar (valued $1.2B), Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Chirp (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, AISense, and many more. Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies. Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk. She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.