IN THE PRESS Yinglan Tan is a regularly featured in major media including China Daily, Nature, The Nation, The Deal, Business Lines. Business Today, Korean Times, Business Times, The Edge, SINA and has been featured on major networks such as China Central TV (China’s largest TV network), Dragon TV and Channel Newsasia and Business FM 89.9
ABOUT YINGLAN TAN• Tan Yinglan is a Kauffman Fellow and is serving on boards of innovative growth ventures and venture capital funds in Asia. He was the first director of 3i Venturelab China, a joint-venture between private equity firm 3i (LSE:III) and INSEAD, one of the worlds leading business schools.• Educated at Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, Yinglan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Business School and teaches the Masters program in Technopreneurship & Innovation (Chinese). He now works with the Singapore Government to enhance the innovation and enterprise landscape in Singapore.• He has spoken on innovation and enterprise in organisations such as Cisco, Haier, Tencent, Nokia Siemens Network, 3i, Metersbonwe and to senior government officials in China, Switzerland, Armenia, Brunei, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Nepal.• He is a frequently invited speaker at innovation and enterprise conferences around the world, including AVCJ International Venture Conference (Melbourne), and Dow Jones - Stanford – SHVCA Conference on Corporate Venturing, Stanford’s Triple Helix Conference and Echelon.• Yinglan is the author of The Way Of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists On Your Board.(Wiley, 2009) and Chinnovation - How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World (Wiley 2010). His book, The Way Of The VC, is used as a teaching text at various business schools.
SPEAKING TOPIC I: SMART MONEY• How to Creatively Finance Your Startup This flagship 60-90 minute presentation covers is targeted towards entrepreneurs who are fund-raising• So you have a great idea but you have no money. Or you are a small firm and need money to grow. Unfortunately most finance classes do not prepare you for this. It addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how funding should be structured.• What You Will Learn: -It will teach you to think like a savvy veteran entrepreneur who focusses on cashflow creation rather than on begging for money from strangers. -It can drastically reduce the amount of capital needed to launch -It can help a company begin to generate cashflow before any funding occurs. -In some cases, it can eliminate altogether the need for outside capital.• Why Attend: - Are you thinking about starting a new business? - What is bootstrapping? - How do you find investors? - And many more questions will be answered!
SPEAKING TOPIC II: CHINNOVATION• It is widely-believed that Chinas entrepreneur has grown and their businesses are succeeding primarily due to their knowledge of the domestic market, quick adaptation to market changes, and their resourcefulness. But innovation? Forget about it. Well, not quite. Drawing on a wealth of on-the-ground stories and thorough research, Yinglan shows how Chinese companies of every stripe have dispelled this myth and overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation.• What You Will Learn: -How blue-chip innovators remix business models successfully in China? -What are the capabilities that these innovative companies acquire? -How they harness the necessary resources and navigate around legal restrictions? -How do they attract, train and retain talent? -How do these companies experiment with innovative approaches and also manage the risk of innovation? -What are the lessons learnt and how would these entrepreneurial innovators advise others who are embarking on the same journey?• Why Attend: - Are you working with Chinese partners? - Are you thinking of investing in China - Are you designing policies for Chinese? - And many more questions will be answered!• Other topics include entrepreneurship –related issues. Custom topics available upon request.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT YINGLAN’S SPEAKING• Yinglan captures the wisdom of the ages, with the vision of an oracle he captures how a venture capitalist thinks, and how the best ones act. --Timothy C. Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson• No one is better placed than Yinglan Tan to provide key insights, directly useful to business people seeking to learn about the China-way of entrepreneurship. --Jonathan Story, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, INSEAD and Author of China Uncovered• Yinglan Tan demystifies China Innovation and provides entrepreneurs, managers, and investors with important knowledge on Chinas business market. --Jens H. Molbak, Founder and CEO, Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR)• I love the way Yinglan draws on the war stories of Chinese entrepreneurs and investors to dispel the myths and proffer practical advice to the next generation of high growth multinationals. --Daniel Heaf, Director of Digital, BBC Worldwide