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September 28 2022


Level Three, The Greenhouse, SMU Connexion, Singapore
40 Stamford Rd
Singapore Singapore 178908


BlueRun Ventures Singapore Explorer Day

Presented by SGInnovate. Brought to you by BlueRun Ventures

BlueRun Ventures (BRV) is a leading early-stage venture firm with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. Having its heritage in Silicon Valley since 1998, BRV has managed over $2 billion through multiple USD and RMB funds.

BRV brings the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship from the United States to the Asia Pacific region and has a clear view of emerging trends across the market. BRV is a believer in deep technology, which continues to witness innovation across emerging sectors globally and is often the first to commit capital to companies developing new energy vehicle components, exploring emerging technology or offering big-data driven enterprise services.

BRV has held numerous entrepreneur events globally, and Singapore is the next stop to meet the best-in-class founders and pioneers. BRV will invite local entrepreneurs, government & associations, academics and venture capitalists to discuss the company’s global investment strategy and future industry trends covering AI, enterprise services, web3, robotics, and startups going global.

Please note, the event will be English/Mandarin bilingual.

Date: 28 September 2022 
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)
Venue: Level Three, The Greenhouse, SMU Connexion, Singapore

Event Programme:
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Welcome Speech by BRV Managing Partner Jui Tan 
3:15pm – 3:30pm: BRV Global Investment Strategy by BRV Managing Partner Terry Zhu 
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Keynote Speech by BRV Portfolio company Gaussian Robotics CTO & HPC-AI Tech Founder 
4.00pm- 4:05pm: SMU IIE Introduction by Tan Lay Khim
4:05pm – 4:20pm: Tea Break
4:20pm – 5:00pm: Panel discussion on Global Innovation
5:20pm – 6:00pm: Networking & Closing Remarks

About BRV
BRV has invested in more than 150 portfolio companies, including Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI), QingCloud (688316.SH), WaterDrop ( NYSE: WDH), Energy Monster (NASDAQ: EM), Mogujie/Meilishuo ( NYSE: MOGU), Qudian ( NYSE: QD), Ganji/, PPTV, Guazi, Meishubao, Nanyan, Shanzhen, Gaussian Robotics, Yi Auto, Pinecone, etc. The firm has been recognized as "Consistent Performing Venture Capital Fund Manager" by Preqin and "No.1 Early-Stage Investment Firm" in China by both Zero2IPO and ChinaVenture.

Speakers' Profiles:
Jui Tan, Managing Partner of BlueRun Ventures 

Jui has 10 years of industry experience and 20 years of early-stage technology investment experience in China and the United States. He joined BlueRun Ventures (Silicon Valley) in 2000, and founded the BlueRun Ventures Beijing office in 2005. He focuses on early-stage investment in enterprise services and hard technology. Jui led the early-stage investments in many high potential projects such as, PPTV, QingCloud(600316.SH), Yi Auto, and iKingtech, and participated in several major strategic mergers and acquisitions in the industry, including Before joining BlueRun Ventures, Jui held various management positions within Singapore Telecom. Prior to that, he held engineering management positions at IBM that focused on computing and networking systems.

Jui holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an MBA degree from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. He was recognized by the Forbes’ Midas List as the world’s top 50 venture capitalists.

Terry Zhu, Managing Partner of BlueRun Ventures
Terry joined BlueRun Ventures in 2009. He focuses on consumer technology, and early-stage investment in cutting-edge technology. He used to lead early-stage investment projects of Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI; 02015.HK), Monster Energy (NASDAQ: EM), Qudian (NYSE: QD), Meishubao, and Pinecone. Before joining BlueRun Ventures, Terry worked at Baidu and Netease and was responsible for M&A investment and strategic cooperation. He graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Jimmy Shi, Venture Partner of BlueRun Ventures
Jimmy joined BlueRun Ventures in 2019. He focuses on early-stage investments in corporate services and hard technology. Jimmy used to serve as a global R&D executive at Oracle in the United States. He led a multinational R&D team dedicated to product R&D in the fields of middleware, mobile databases, and converged communications. He was responsible for the global market expansion and customer operation management for relevant products. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry and multinational enterprise management. Jimmy founded Duomi Music, which has become a leading company in the field of independent mobile music services with a DAU of over 7 million. Jimmy graduated from the University of Texas in Austin.

Guest Speakers: 
Baoxing Qin, CTO, Gaussian Robotics
Prof. Yang You, Founder, HPC-AI Tech
William Kwok, Founder, Apache DolphinScheduler
Harry Xu, Breezeml Founder & CS Professor@UCLA
Yon Wui NG, Founder&CEO, Tcab
Yang Li, Co-founder, PPIO
Dr. Shixing Yan, Cross-border Practitioner
Dr. Yonggang Wen, Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; Associate Dean (Research), College of Engineering, NTU Singapore


Topics: AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning, MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech, Blockchain, Industry 4.0 and Robotics, Startup and Corporate Open Innovation

Industry: Others