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Building & Funding a Company that Lasts

In the current market, where fundraising pace has slowed and it’s recognized that not all revenue is created equal, founders and CEOs need to set their focus on longevity.

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Simon Wu

Simon is a Partner at Cathay Innovation, a global multi-stage venture capital firm investing across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Based in San Francisco, he focuses on software, fintech, digital health and consumer investments. Founded in 2015, Cathay Innovation has backed over 120 startups across the world, including 19 unicorns and several US companies such as Chime Bank, Peek, ZenBusiness, Sidecar Health, Skan, Unsupervised, Terminal and Fundbox. Prior to joining Cathay, Simon spent four years at VMware on the Strategy & Corporate Development team which was responsible for leading acquisitions, investments, and strategy. Before joining VMware, he spent time at UBS in the investment banking division as part of the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group. Simon holds both a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from the University of California Berkeley.

Building & Funding a Company that Lasts

In the current market, where fundraising pace has slowed and it’s recognized that not all revenue is created equal, founders and CEOs need to set their focus on longevity. This discussion will explore the current fundraising environment and how to build enduring businesses with sustainable unit economics and a moat that can evolve over time to surpass incumbents.

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