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“State of the Market” Discussion for AAPI Founders

December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Link: https://lu.ma/zfupsbyg

This event is a collaboration between SVB (A Division of First Citizens Bank) and AHN.

​Join us for an engaging and insightful evening as we discuss the State of the Market with two leading AAPI VC partners!

​This event aims to help founders understand the latest funding market trends, as well as equip them with best practices on how to successfully navigate fundraising during current market conditions.

​In addition, we’ll be hosting an End of Year Happy Hour after the panel. If you’re interested in joining the celebration, please RSVP here!

Meet Our Panelists

Ben Yu, Managing Partner at Sierra Ventures
Ben Yu has been with Sierra Ventures since 2000. Engineer and Inventor by background, Ben is passionate about new ideas and breakthrough technologies. His investment philosophy is finding great technologies that can truly make a difference.

Learn more at https://www.sierraventures.com/ben-yu/

Aihui Ong, General Partner at Transform Capital
Aihui Ong (pronounced i-we) was a software engineer turned entrepreneur turned investor. She is a GP at Transform Capital – a Silicon Valley based VC with a philanthropic twist where 50% of GP carry are donated to non-profits. Prior to Transform Capital, she founded EdgiLife, an AI consumer insights platform that was named “INC 50 fastest-growing, female-led companies in America” before being acquired in 2018. Aihui is also a Partner at XFactor Ventures – an early-stage fund started by 20 female founders, investing in the next generation of female founders.

Meet The Hosts

Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank, a division of First Citizens Bank, is the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and investors. SVB provides commercial and private banking to individuals and companies in the technology, life science and healthcare, private equity, venture capital and premium wine industries.

Asian Hustle Network (AHN)
AHN is the largest global community of Asian entrepreneurs, investors, operators, and leaders, with a mission to be the global superconnector of all Asians around the world.

​If you’re interested in joining our growing community, please subscribe to our newsletter here!

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December 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Link:


Asian Hustle Network (AHN)


San Francisco
San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map