AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum

Asia's premier private equity & venture event for the last 36 years

LIVE Broadcast & In Person
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong & Online

13 Nov

Driving diversity in venture capital and entrepreneurship

Research has suggested that VC firms that fail to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion may face more issues during a challenging fundraising environment. Despite increased DEI efforts globally and regionally, women and racial minority representation within VC firms remains limited, particularly at the senior level. In Asia, whilst female representation in entrepreneurship has risen, male founders disproportionally receive the bulk of VC funding. What needs to be done to ensure a more equitable playing field within the industry?  Our panel of leading regional venture capital investors and entrepreneurs will discuss and debate how the industry can move forwards.  

  • Why does increased diversity in the venture capital industry lead to better returns, performance, and enhanced innovation? 
  • Why is a top-down commitment to diversity necessary in the venture capital industry?
  • What are some concrete examples in which the APAC VC industry has helped to foster an inclusive environment for female/minority entrepreneurs?
  • What more needs to be done to drive DEI adoption within the industry, from an internal and portfolio company perspective? 
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Yiqing Wang Managing Editor, M&A and ECM, APAC MERGERMARKET Bio
    Field Pickering Managing Partner VULPES VENTURES Bio
    Scarlett Chen Managing Partner VERGE HEALTHTECH FUND Bio
    Cindy Zhang Executive Director GOBI PARTNERS Bio
    Huiting Koh Founding Managing Partner BLUEPRINT VENTURES Bio
    Adrian Li Founder & Managing Partner AC VENTURES Bio

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