William Bao Bean

Managing Director, Chinaccelerator and General Partner
SOSV

William Bao Bean Managing Director, Chinaccelerator and General Partner
William is a General Partner at SOSV, a US$300M AUM accelerator-focused venture capital fund, and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, East Asia's first startup accelerator. Previously, William was the Managing Director of China investments at SingTel Innov8 Ventures and a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. William is also an active angel investor, with 39 investments between 2006 and 2014 when he joined SOSV.

In 2005, William was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom and #3 overall in Hong Kong and China by Forbes/SCMP/Starmine. The following year, he was ranked #3 analyst in Asia for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia.

He currently holds advisory or director board seats in several companies (GMobi, ChaseFuture, Neonan, EscapeX, Thoughtful Media Group, Vericant, Mingbo, iTalki, kineticOne) as well as major roles in active Asian startup organizations (Angelvest, AAMA Shanghai, Techyizu). He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

Sessions

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

Through The Lens of Investors

What’s happening with the flow of capital to startups in Asia? Is it drying up? Is there a flight to quality? If so, what’s quality and what’s hot? We examine investment trends from three perspectives – a China-focused and mobile-focused accelerator, a corporate investor that’s making interesting investments and acquisitions and a European-based fund that’s keeping a close watch on Asia.

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