Guest speaker Nigel Blair, Founder & Executive Director of Envest Group and serial entrepreneur, shared his experience in entering the China market as part of our Venture Capital forums which attracted around 50 attendees from migration, funds management and other internationally connected professionals.
A great story and well worth viewing the presentation slides here. Continue reading Entrepreneur Nigel Blair shared his experience in setting up businesses in China at our February 2016 forum
Many in the migration industry are still coming to grips with the new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) requirements. From 1 July, 2015 applicants are required to invest a portion of their complying investment into Venture Capital (VC) and small public company shares. Speakers from the January 2016 Think Global “Invest in Australia” mission spoke to around 50 local industry participants including members of Austcham Hong Kong and Macau.
Continue reading Significant Investor Visa seminar held in Hong Kong – speaker presentations and contact details
For the second Significant Investor Visa discussion forum, the venture capital managers had the opportunity to hear from front line market participants on what potential clients are saying about the new SIV investment framework, as well as get an update from the NSW State Government on the progress of the program.
Continue reading Venture Capital Discussion Group – views from the front line
The inaugural discussion group for Venture Capital managers interested in the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program was held in Sydney on 5th November, 2015.
Participants consisted of ESVCLP and VCLP managers with registered funds, those considering tapping into this market as well as specialist lawyers sharing their expertise. Following were some key insights from the discussion, with the next forum to be held on Tuesday 1st December. Continue reading SIV discussion forum for VC managers – Tuesday 1st December
From 1 July 2015, those looking to migrate to Australia under the $5M Significant Investor Visa (SIV) pathway are required to invest 10% or $500,000 into venture capital. Many thought this would deter future applicants, 90% of whom have come from mainland China.
Continue reading Applications starting to roll in under new SIV investment framework