Bruno Bensaid | Founder & Partner, Shanghaivest Ltd.
In Asia since 1997, Bruno started his corporate life in the finance team of Cisco Systems in Asia-Pacifc (based in Singapore) then launched and managed the China operations of French, UK and Japanese internet and mobile VC-backed companies from 2002 till 2006 (based in Shanghai). In 2006, Bruno founded the Shanghai Chapter of MobileMonday (a non-profit mobile industry trade association) and started advising VC/PE funds as well as small and large enterprises in investment strategies in China. He became the first China employee of Ventech (a French VC overseeing more than USD 500 Mil in assets) in 2007 and since 2008, Bruno is advising Chinese and European firms on cross-border M&A expansion through Shanghaivest, a Shanghai-based investment bank advisory firm he co-created.
Bruno is also an investor in several local startups and member of the Steering Committee of Angelvest, a pioneering China-based angel organization. Bruno is a regular speaker and moderator at international conferences covering investment, cross-border transaction as well China internet and mobile industry. He is frequently travelling between China, Asia and Europe.
Bruno studied Business Administration and Mobile Telecommunications at the École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. He received an Exective MBA from INSEAD.
References and additional information can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/brunobensaid
Bruno can be reached at [email protected] and on twitter: brubrushanghai
Angel Investor & Member the Steering Committee of AngelVest (a non-profit angel organization) www.angelvestgroup.com
Founder & Organizer of Mobilemonday Shanghai (a non-profit mobile industry community) www.mobilemondayshanghai.net