Inspired by the success of the first alumni live, We are delighted to launch our Second Alumni Live event on Hi-Tech and Automotive Investing, on May 25th over lunch. This event will feature Gilad Shany (WG'10) Managing Partner of ION Crossover Partners who was an early investor in Tesla Motors and Mobileye, among others, generating highly attractive returns and Catherine Leung (W'90) Founding Partner of MizMaa Ventures and former Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Investment Banking.
As you are aware that Alumni Live is a new initiative of the Wharton Club of Hong Kong, with a key objective of fostering deeper connect among alumni with interest in a specific domain and also allow our alumni of all vintage to interact with our senior and accomplished alumni in a particular industry.
By design and on purpose Alumni Live sessions are designed for a small group setting. The maximum capacity of this event is 15 including the two speakers, hence there are only 13 spots open on the table. So Grab one ASAP before it sells out.
Event and Registration Details
Event: Wharton Alumni Live – Investing in Hi-Tech and Automotive
Date: May 25th, 2018
Time: 12:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Venue: The China Club, 13-15/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
Number of participants: 2 speakers and 13 participants
Price: HKD 400 (non-refundable), including dinner and drinks
Dress Code: Business casual
Guests: Guests of our alumni, including guests of young alumni, are welcomed at the price of HKD 400 (non-refundable)
TO REGISTER: please make payment to The Wharton Club of HK via payment to the Club's account at HSBC (502-411531-001) with a receipt emailed to Sanjay Khanduri (email@example.com). Please also mention any dietary restrictions (vegetarian etc). For young alumni, please mention your year of graduation too.
About Alumni Live!
Each of the Alumni Live! events will have a specific topic. It will be organized as a small group lunch/dinner (12-15 people) with 2-3 alumni (or outside guests) specialized in that topic to share their insight and experience while other audience can pose questions and exchange thoughts in a dynamic set up. These topics could be those common talking points among our smaller group chat in many of our gatherings but just lack of a proper venue for us to focus on and carry forward. Again, this is a smaller scale forum targeted to encourage a closed and dynamic flow of ideas and experience sharing across generations. Content in each of the Alumni Live! events would mainly be driven by the participant group. Anyone of us would be more than welcome to suggest topics and volunteer for the event. Based on initial feedback, we plan to start with Real Estate, Fintech, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Healthcare etc. in the coming year subject to responses and interest among our fellow alumni.
About the Speakers
Gilad Shany (WG'10), Managing Partner of ION Crossover Partners
Gilad Shany brings a decade of experience in fundamental long-term investing, most recently as a General Partner at Magma Venture Partners and as a Vice President at Baron Capital (NYC based $27bn AUM). Gilad has successfully invested in the field of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and more specifically in Automotive Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Center technologies and more. Among these investments were Tesla ($50bn market value), Mobileye (acquired by Intel, $15bn), Equinix ($32bn), Varonis ($1.8bn) and others. These investments generated over 5x return on average during Gilad’s tenure. Gilad also spent 14 years with the Israeli Air Force as a Jet Pilot and a commander attaining the rank of Major. Gilad graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a B.S. in Physics, Astronomy, and Philosophy and with Honors from the Wharton School with an M.B.A
Catherine K.C. Leung (W'90), Founding Partner of MizMaa Ventures,
MizMaa Ventures is a global venture capital firm focused on investing in the Israeli startup ecosystem with a primary focus in 5 areas: i) auto tech, ii) cybersecurity, iii) artificial intelligence, iv) fintech, and v) cloud computing. Prior to founding MizMaa Ventures, Catherine served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Asia Investment Banking until 2015. Over 20 years, she led with a focus in Greater China. Under her leadership, JPMorgan was named Best Foreign Investment Bank in Hong Kong for consecutive years by The Asset magazine and Finance Asia. She has advised clients in marquee IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, debt and derivative transactions. She was named among the Top 20 Women in Finance by Finance Asia in 2011.
She worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman & Co in the United States and London from 1990 to 1994. Catherine graduated from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with majors in Finance and Accounting.