Doing Good and Doing Well with EdTech

1 Nov 09:30 – 14:00 (HKT: GMT +8)
Free by invitation only

Explore the world of EdTech funding at this workshop during the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum. Designed for people and organisations looking for financial and/or social returns of their capital, this half-day hybrid workshop will introduce the philanthropic and investment opportunities in the global EdTech Market, how EdTech funding is similar to and different from other sectors,  and how novice funders can take the first step. Participants will learn the key considerations in and approaches to EdTech funding from seasoned EdTech investors in Hong Kong and Asia with real cases. This is an exclusive by invitation event for principals of foundations, family offices, VC funds and angel investors. Interested parties can contact Esperanza at


0930 – 0940

John C Tsang, Founder, Esperanza

0940 – 0955

Needs of Edtech startups
Chris Geary, Founder, BSD Academy

0955 – 1055

Discussion Panel: WHY, WHAT and HOW of Funding EdTech Startups

Sandeep Aneja, Managing Partner, Kaizenvest  
Patrick Brothers, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, HolonIQ
Daniel Cheng, Chief Investment Officer, BlueTop Group
Yvette Fung, Chair, The Yeh Family Philanthropy
Facilitator: Angel Chia, Chairperson, Family Office Association Hong Kong

  • Types and business models of EdTech ventures 
  • EdTech funding market needs and opportunities in Asia and globally
  • Funding considerations: similarities and differences with other tech startups
  • Blended capital for EdTech startups: venture philanthropy,  impact investing and debt financing
  • Cross-sector and cross-border partnerships
  • First steps for novice investors/funders

1055 – 1110


1110 – 1140

Validating the Efficacy of an EdTech Solution
Prof Rose Luckin, Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

1140 – 1240

Case Studies Breakout Discussions (For onsite participants only)
Onsite participants will look into the funding considerations for EdTech Ventures under facilitated discussions of real cases.

  • K12 Solutions: Conrad Tsang, Founder and Chairman, Strategic Year Holdings
  • Adult learning solutions: Sandeep Aneja, Managing Partner, Kaizenvest  
  • Solutions for People with Special Learning Needs: Richard Roque, Managing Director, SA Capital

1240 – 1245


1245 – 1400

Luncheon (For onsite participants only)