Beijing, China, February 23, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - As technology reshapes the face of modern education, investors in China continue to back companies positioned to benefit from the coming evolution. A total of 167 venture and private equity investment deals worth an aggregate of RMB10.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) were recorded in the education sector in China last year, greater than the 138 deals and US$1.03 billion registered in the United States.
From 2014 to 2016, education start-ups and companies raised RMB27 billion (US$3.9 billion) from venture and private equity investors. K-12 education took the largest share, followed by professional training and foreign language education. STEAM (referring to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), pre-school, senior education and others took up the remaining share.
Which of these sectors will prove most sustainable and result in the greatest profit for investors? What new, or yet uncovered opportunities will emerge in the fast-moving education sector?
To address these and other questions, China Money Network is proud to host the China Education Investment Roundtable 2017 in conjunction with the best investors in the sector from Bain Capital, Barings Private Equity, GGV Capital and Sequoia Capital.
"China Money Network's event series aims to bring together early and mid-stage investors in a single industry vertical and connect them with executives working in the industry to nurture business success," says Nina Xiang, founder and editor at China Money Network. "For the education event, the top investors in the industry will meet with top education executives to share ideas and insights on how to capitalize on the sector's coming changes."
China Education Investment Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, March 28 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The location is Level 16, EY Tower, Oriental Plaza, Beijing.
Only limited seats are open for public registration. Click here to sign up:
Bain Capital: Managing Director, Drew Chen
Drew Chen joined Bain Capital in 2005. He focuses on growth capital and buyouts in the technology, media and business services sectors. Previously, he worked at the China Investment Corporation and at Bain & Company in Boston.
Baring Private Equity Asia: Principal, Stone Shi
Stone Shi joined Baring Private Equity Asia in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Shi was a vice president at strategic investment group of Deutsche Bank. Before Deutsche Bank, Shi worked in Daiwa SMBC (HK) and SHK Financial as a research analyst covering Hong Kong and China-listed companies.
GGV Capital: Managing Partner, Eric Xu
Eric Xu joined GGV Capital as managing partner in 2017, and was most recently managing director at SIG Investment Asia where he led investments in the consumer Internet and frontier tech sectors. Before SIG, he was an investment professional at CITIC Capital and TDF Capital. Before entering venture capital, he was an investment banker at CLSA and its joint venture in China
Sequoia Capital: Partner, Liu Xing
Liu Xing is a partner at Sequoia Capital China, joining the firm in 2007. He specializes on seed, early stage and growth stage companies in the consumer, outsourcing and Internet of Things sector. He previously worked in investment banking, technology, product development and consulting at Merrill Lynch, Xerox and GlobalSight.
Sinovation Ventures: Partner Christine Lang
Christine Lang joined Sinovation Ventures as partner in 2010. She has more than 10 years of investment and industry research experience in the Chinese TMT space. Prior to joining Sinovation Ventures, she acted as research director at Analysys International, a leading TMT research and consulting firm in China.
15:30-15:50: Guests check-in
15:50-15:55: Introduction and Welcome remarks
15:55-16:40: Panel discussion
16:40-17:00: Open Q&A
17:00-17:30: Light drinks & networking
– Where are the greatest investment opportunities in China's education industry?
– What's the best strategy for developing online education platforms, as well as connecting online to offline facilities?
– How to execute Internet+ strategy for traditional education organizations?
– What future industry trend and challenges will define the sector's growth?
– What technology will bring the greatest impact on how education will be reshaped in the future?
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