Success stories of technology startups such as Google, Alibaba, Flipkart and Amazon have not left Southeast Asia untouched. After the booming Indian startup scene, a number of ASEAN countries are now gearing up to attract entrepreneurs and stimulate the creation and growth of startups. China and India, in fact, are leading the trend not only in Asia but globally. Of late, the exponential growth in market value of technology startups worldwide has generated great curiosity in investors and investees. In this workshop conducted by i-Deals Network in Bangkok for participants, experts will train participants about new valuation methods and approaches along with real life case studies.
• This is a serious workshop created for ambitious startups, senior executives and
strategists from e-commerce, fin-tech and health-tech companies. Entrepreneurs
and PE/VC professionals planning to enter the e-commerce space also make ideal
participants. Seasoned practitioners looking to upskill themselves and grow their
practices will find value after attending this workshop.
• CFOs and Finance Controllers
• Understand the new valuation methods and approaches
• Learn fundraising strategies
• Analyse and critique the use of appropriate valuation models
• Know governance and regulatory requirements
• Foresee the growth of e-commerce industry
Rick is an experienced Wall Street and Silicon Valley investment banker based in Asia. Having completed over 50 transactions totaling over US$10 Billion and having covered a broad base of fundraising and M&A advisory assignments across the globe, he has worked with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to advising start-ups. His industry experience covers chemicals, transportation, telecom, media, technology, retailing, consumer products, and security and defense industries. He is the founder of Lares Loreno Private Capital, a Singapore-based firm providing advisory and corporate finance services to small and medium-sized enterprises, family businesses and private equity investors. Rick is also a director with Fortress Group, a US-based fund placement agent and oversees their fund placement operations in Asia. Previously, Rick was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank in their Consumer Products and Retail Coverage Group in New York where he called on and worked with corporate and private equity clients globally. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Rick split his time between Merrill Lynch’s Consumer Products Group in New York and their Internet Technology Group in Silicon Valley, California where he led their Internet E-commerce investment banking group, raising capital and providing strategic advisory for companies looking to monetize or expand their existing internet businesses. Rick began his investment banking career as an associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (subsequently acquired by Credit Suisse). He immediately gained significant transaction experience in emerging markets, M&A and leveraged finance. He also has a corporate governance background as an independent director on the boards of directors of listed and private companies in Spain, US, China and Japan and is the trustee for an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for a Wang Technologies, a geotechnical engineering company in the US. He was actively involved in recruiting and training incoming analysts and associates at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch and was a teaching assistant for advanced financial statement analysis at the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business. Rick is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Alternative Financial Analyst (CAIA). He graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth and a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.