What are the key elements of global leadership that drive successful growth of startups? Targeting passionate entrepreneurs looking to exploit global business opportunities, Mr Ike Lee will share insights from his vast experience in dealing with and observing from over a thousand startups and companies over the last 20 years as a venture capitalist, angel investor and CEO of an incubation centre at the Stanford Research Park in USA.

In the first of the “Global StartUp@Singapore” Seminar Series, Ike will address these questions from his practical viewpoints and share behind-the-scene insights derived from his experience across various global industries and businesses. Prof Wong Poh Kam, Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre will moderate the Q & A session.

Date: Friday, 27 June 2014
Time: 11am – 12.45pm
(Registration at 11am, buffet lunch served after seminar.)
Venue: Room Excellence-4, Level 4, NUS Business School
Dress Code: Office attire

About the Speaker
Mr Ike Lee is CEO of Lee Technology Consulting, which specialises in providing strategic management consulting, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to industry leaders as well as startup companies. In the past 25 years, he has spearheaded efforts in advising joint venture and alliance partnerships worth several billion US dollars between North America and Asia. He was previously Venture Partner at Ignition Partners. He now manages his own fund, syndicating with reputable venture capitalists around the world.

Mr Lee has built a formidable record of success as an angel investor, venture capitalist and mentor to startup management teams. He previously oversaw a business incubation centre located at the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, California. He has been involved in seven IPOs on NASDAQ, including the hugely successful listing of Netscreen Technologies in 2001. Goldman Sachs voted this as its IPO of the Year after raising US$160 million from the offer, well above its target. The latest feather in his cap is the successful IPO of Fortinet on the NASDAQ in 2009, with a market capitalisation of close to US$4 billion.

Since the early 1980’s, Mr Lee has been instrumental in bridging the capital divide between high-tech businesses in the Asia Pacific region with those in North America. He has advised key industry and government leaders in Asia on emerging global technology trends, strategic business developments and the Venture Capital industry. He has earned numerous awards; in 1998 he was named Businessman of the Year by the Korean American Chamber of Commerce in Silicon Valley. He also served as a Business Ambassador for the State of Washington.

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