The Euromoney China Global Investment Forum

Keirn O'Connor

Managing Director

New Markets & New Ventures Capital Advisors

Keirn O’Connor is a Southeast Asia and Greater China-focused VC and growth-stage PE investor and advisor. He has 18 years (10 years in Asia) of experience managing funds, developing new business and partnerships, closing deals, scaling businesses, achieving exits and raising capital. He currently advises funds, companies and family offices seeking investments in high-growth companies in Southeast Asia. He also advises promising companies on their growth and fundraising strategies. He’s particularly interested in Chinese companies and investors seeking opportunities in Southeast Asia.  Keirn was the head executive of two private equity funds focused on Southeast Asia (particularly Vietnam) that invested in and exited from 18 high-growth, consumer-driven companies, achieving top-quintile returns for the fund vintage. Previously, he was part of a New York-focused, seed and early-stage, technology venture capital team that invests in the SaaS, e-commerce, fintech, mobile, media and healthcare spaces. Recently, he led a SaaS startup to a successful first funding round as CFO. At the beginning of his career, Keirn obtained more than $4bn in private equity funds for clients, as well as advising on M&A and direct investments, at Macquarie Group while based in Chicago and London.

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Tue 21 Nov 2017

InterContinental , Hangzhou