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Successful event connects technology companies with Chinese investors

Press Release published by Cambridge China Centre, under Clean Tech, DevOps, Investor, Marketing, Strategy

Cambridge China Centre host a successful VIP pitch event with fifteen UK-based technology companies and five Chinese investors & investment funds.

Cambridge, UK  (25th March 2019)

Cambridge China Centre host a successful VIP pitch event with fifteen UK-based technology companies and five Chinese investors & investment funds. 

As Cambridge experiences unprecedented interest in UK|China investments and business deals, Cambridge China Centre curated an exclusive pitch event on 21st March in Cambridge to bring Cambridge and UK based businesses and Chinese investors together. Jinzhao Li, Co-founder of Cambridge China Centre hosted the event,

Having had increased interest from Chinese investors in being introduced to UK technology companies, hosting this event will help investors and pitching companies create better, more impactful business relationships, across different cultures. 

Dr Wei Meng of TusparkUK mentioned the appetite in China for UK|China collaboration,

Chinese investors and market are more ready than ever before to work with UK businesses. Innovative approaches of collaboration are invented more frequently. With a few sparks, UK-China collaboration will be on fire. Cambridge China Centre is one of those sparks.

The event was opened with a talk by Simon Mead, CEO of Cambridge Wireless who spoke about the importance of collaboration in the Cambridge ecosystem.

The Cambridge ecosystem works not just because of the inspirational technological minds, like those in this room, but also because of the collaboration across verticals which results in very exciting new technologies. 

With fifteen pitching companies, representing cutting edge technology in BioTech, MedTech, IoT and AgriTech, amongst others, the event was a great success for pitching companies and investors alike. 

David Russell-Graham of Invest Essex, who pitched at the event said

I was honoured to have shared the stage with such an amazing group of technology companies.  I was blown away by the scope of people and companies who were there.

Investors including Dr Wei Meng of TusParkUK, Mr Kejia Li of Puhua Capital, Dr Jian Cao of The UK China Enterprise Fund, Dr Simon Haworth of The Sino-UK fund and Dr Furong Lin of Hangzhou Oxbridge Asset Management joined business experts Jinzhao Li of Cambridge China Centre and Ting Zhang of Crayfish.io to hear pitches and give technology companies feedback and advice.  

Simon Haworth spoke about how he saw Cambridge China Centre gaining momentum in telling the stories of companies engaging with China.

Just one or two years ago a pitching event like the one held at the Bradfield Centre would have been populated by start-ups wondering about taking their first, tiny steps towards the China market. Not now: many of the companies presenting at this event have already established significant partnerships in China, equity investment, research projects and even revenue from China now. UK|China links are generating an incredibly important wave of progress, lifting all those who are committed to UK|China engagement on a rising tide of new revenue and investment.

Following on from this successful event, Cambridge China Centre is planning a further pitch event as part of the Cambridge China Forum on 15th -16th October 2019.

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