18/02/20 | Accelerator Roadshow (Cambridge): Engaging with Chinese Investors - IoT & Semiconductor

Date: 18th February 2020, Tuesday

Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM GMT

Location: PwC, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0DS


China is increasingly becoming a source of investment for tech businesses especially in sectors that fit with China’s strategic goals, such as IoT and semiconductor technology. However, there are some distinct requirements from Chinese investors that Western entrepreneurs should be aware of and aim to address, if they would like to increase the likelihood of success of raising funding from China. At this event, Crayfish Accelerator anchor investor DBI will talk about market, tech trends and investment opportunities in these sectors in China, and also how to engage with the Chinese investors.

In addition, five start-ups will have the opportunity to make a short pitch and to meet with the DBI team privately. If you are interested in pitching or having a 1to1 meeting at the roadshow, please send your business plan (fewer than 10 pages) to accelerator@crayfish.io by Thursday 6 February.


About Crayfish Accelerator Programme

Crayfish Accelerator Programme is the first ever funded initiative in the UK to help tech startups and small businesses get ‘China-ready’, providing a crucial combination of money and hand-holding: a strategic Chinese investor to fund China market entry and all the necessary training, business expertise and service delivery capabilities to facilitate it. The current sector focus of the Programme is medical devices, advanced manufacturing and new materials, and will be soon expanding to cover Internet of Things and semiconductor. For more information on Crayfish Accelerator Programme and how to apply, please click here to visit on our website.



Ting Zhang - Founder and CEO, Crayfish.io

Ting is the Founder & CEO of Crayfish.io. She has 20+ years experience of UK-China international business, trade and investment and has personally guided many British entrepreneurs and helped them achieve better results in doing business with China. Ting is an experienced speaker on China and has published several articles on Chinese business issues.


Fred Cai - Founder, DBI

Fred has 19 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, taking senior positions in ST, Avago, Broadcom, Ublox. He is the founder of 4 start-up companies and senior consultant of industrial funds.



The information supplied below may be subject to change before the event.

4:00PM Arrival / Registration

4:30PM Presentations

Welcome and Introduction about Crayfish Accelerator Programme, by Ting Zhang, Founder & CEO, Crayfish.io

“Market, Tech trends and Investment opportunities in IoT/ semiconductor” by Fred Cai, Founder, DBI Investment

5:30PM Short pitches by startups and immediate feedback by investor

6:00PM Networking and 1 to 1 meetings

7:00PM The end


Attendance at this event is restricted to the technology start-ups and scale-ups only. To manage this we are running an expression of interest. If you would like to attend, simply complete the expression of interest form and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

You can follow @crayfish.io on Twitter and tweet about the event using #CrayfishAccelerator.


Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2Tx7gXo