You are cordially invited to the AmCham Shanghai Joint Financial Services & Entrepreneurship Committees panel on Startup Funding – How to Find the Right Investor on Thursday, June 20th from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

Do you need funding to grow your business? Do you know how to invest? Need help dealing with debt? Need help finding a strategic partner for a better fit? If you understand how your goals match with different types of backers, finding the right match will be much easier.

Our expert panel represents the range of investment sources in the Shanghai ecosystem, and they'll share their insights on how to find your way through the maze.

  • Pro-active strategies for finding the right investor
  • What's behind the deck - how to effectively market your company to investors
  • Value expectation/deal structuring
  • The intangibles that will help you get to a Yes.

This panel will be a great chance to entrepreneurs and investors to learn and meet one another. Open to entrepreneur non-members at a special discounted rate.


  • Henry Shen (Board Member at AngelVest Group)

    Henry Shen

    Board Member at AngelVest Group

    Henry has over twenty years of experience in growth strategy, business development and marketing. He has worked extensively in education and automotive after service industries. Previously, Henry was the Chief Marketing Officer of General Electric for Greater China and Mongolia. Previously, he held executive positions at Motorola, the Boston Consulting Group and Monitor Group. Henry graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy, and a MBA degree from New York University, Stern School of Business.

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  • Dandan Ye (Senior Director, Corporate Banking of SPD Silicon Valley Bank)

    Dandan Ye

    Senior Director, Corporate Banking of SPD Silicon Valley Bank

    The team led by Ms. Dandan Ye at SSVB mainly serves technology innovative companies backed by top-tier venture capital firms in sectors such as TMT, life science, clean-tech and precision manufacturing. Based on interplay of debt and equity, Ms. Dandan Ye and her team provide technology companies with unique, innovative and various financing services to meet with their requirements in terms of operation, investment, M&A, and privatization. Mr. Dandan Ye joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2012 and took part in the preparation and launch of SPD Silicon Valley Bank, the joint venture bank established by SVB and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, as well as the local operation of the joint venture bank.

    Prior to SSVB, Ms. Dandan Ye joined the Citigroup as a management trainee in 2005, and used to be regional Vice President, where she provided comprehensive financial services including credit, financial advisory and M&A financing for large local and listed companies in several markets such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hangzhou. She also used to provide equity and debt capital market services for Chinese companies at Citi’s Investment Bank Group in Hong Kong.

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  • Julian Mintzis (Founder and CEO of Panda Eagle Group)

    Julian Mintzis

    Founder and CEO of Panda Eagle Group

    Julian has worked in China for over 10 years and personally invests in SMEs. He founded the Panda Eagle Group. The group specializes in raising capital and offers the support and services needed to structure their clients into more investor friendly entities. His company has a proven unique set of criteria that has supported tens of small businesses in their fundraising and development efforts. He graduated with a degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.

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  • Steven Nelson (Moderator) (Vice President at ChinaVest (Shanghai), Ltd.)

    Steven Nelson (Moderator)

    Vice President at ChinaVest (Shanghai), Ltd.

    Mr. Nelson is a seasoned finance executive with extensive investment banking, corporate finance, and strategic planning experience with an emphasis on cross-boarder M&A and capital markets. Mr. Nelson has worked in Shanghai for eight years providing strategic and financial advisory for US multinational and Greater China-based companies focusing on the consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries. Prior to moving to China, Mr. Nelson had over a decade of experience in investment banking and capital raising having worked for Morgan Stanley, Sterne Agee, and the Seidler Companies.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 100
Entrepreneur Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 150


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Wu

Contact Organizer

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