UOMAAS Evening Seminar - 23 Aug 2018

The University of Manchester Alumni Association of Singapore Evening Seminar
Date: 23 August 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Manchester Business School, Singapore Centre, 55 Market Street #05-01 Singapore 048941 


UOMAAS Member: FREE. CLICK HERE to register.

UOMAAS Non-member: $25. CLICK HERE to register

Seminar Synopsis 

Come and hear from experienced professionals (AMBS Alumni) about what the fund-raising process is all about and what happens when you get a term sheet for investment – helpful tips if you’re planning your own start-up!

Where and how do you raise funding from external sources? And what happens when you are offered a term sheet from an interested investor? Term Sheets are used in various business dealings but hold special meaning for early-stage entities as it is a significant milestone in a start-up’s journey. 

Many early stage entities work hard to get to a definitive investment transaction but fail to understand the importance and complexities of a term sheet. This seminar would help you to understand sources of fund-raising and the structure of a term sheet and implications behind some common terms so that potential entrepreneurs are better prepared in their fund raising efforts.


7.00pm: Registration, Networking & Light Refreshments
7.25pm: Welcoming Remarks
7.30pm: Seminar – Funding for an early-stage business entity: Getting to a term sheet but understanding what you are getting into
8.15pm: Q&A Session
8.30pm: Participants may continue with networking

Speaker Profile

Mr Sunil Rai 
Partner, Venture Technology and Emerging Entities at Dentons Rodyk

A lawyer by training, Sunil is a partner at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, a leading global law firm. 

His work area concentrates in corporate practice encompassing domestic and cross-border M&A share and asset transactions, joint ventures, investments and divestments, restructuring of entities and establishing new businesses. In addition to this, he assists the growth of various SMEs, start-ups and private funds through establishing new ventures, handling legal issues, investments and value creation. 

He is also a mentor at Alibaba Cloud – SUSS Entrepreneurship programme, volunteer mediator and grassroots leader. Sunil is listed in Singapore Business Review’s 40 and Under Lawyers 2016. Throughout his career, Sunil advised and assisted several prominent emerging entities, investors and multinational companies in Singapore.

Mr Darrien Ong 
Associate Director of M&A at WPP Group

Darrien has 15 years of experience in the finance industry. He is currently an Associate Director in WPP Group, conducting merger & acquisitions, minority investments and joint venture transactions across Asia Pacific in the marketing communication industry. Previously, as Investment Director with Fosun Group, he led the Southeast Asia investment across different asset classes and business development pipeline. 

Prior to Fosun, he was a fund manager with SEAVI Advent Corporation Ltd, a premier Southeast Asia private equity firm with US$500 million assets under management. Throughout his career, Darrien accumulated significant transaction experience across Private Equity, M&A and secondary markets in Asia Pacific, conducting deals in industries such as marketing communication, alternative energy, TMT, chemicals, manufacturing, education, consumer, oil & gas, etc.

Do you have a great business idea that is ready to be taken to the next level? If so, we encourage you to attend this event to find out more about the inaugural Goal Manchester 2018 Start-up Grand Challenge!