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Global Investment and IPO Strategy for Startups
December 17 Thursday 7:00-8:50 pm

Chair: Kyeong Ho Yang
(KITEE, Vidyo)

Co-Chair: Tae Heum Jeong
(KSV Global Innovations)

This forum discusses the Global Investment and IPO (Initial Public Offering) Strategy for Startups, starting with a presentation on the KOSDAQ IPO Process for foreign companies. This first talk aims to promote the overall understanding of the Korean stock market and IPO process and the main considerations and preparation procedures for companies located in foreign countries to prepare for listing on the KOSDAQ market in Korea. Following this, the second talk reviews recent Global IPO and M&A activities and discusses COVID-19 impact to these areas.

In the panel discussion following the two invited talks, venture capitalists discuss about current opportunities for financing cross-border ventures including the following topics:

• COVID-19 impact for venture capital market
• How to attract financier in COVID-19; What start-ups should know when seeking funding partners.
• What sectors are hot today
• Capital available to fund cross-border startups.
• Roles of angel, VC, and public markets in supporting cross-border companies.

Time Title and Speakers
7:00 – 7:05 PMWelcome & Introduction  
7:05 – 7:30 PMKOSDAQ IPO Process for Foreign Companies
Ji Wook Han (General Manager, NH Investment & Security)    
7:30 – 8:00 PM Global IPO and M&A Overview
Mark Dempster (Managing Director, Stifel Financial Corporation)  
8:00 – 8:45 PMInvestor Panel Discussion  
Kihong Bae, Co-founder and Managing Partner,
Strong Ventures Ohsang Kwon, Managing Partner,
Primer Sazze Partners David R. Kim, Head of Eastern US, The Yozma Group
8:45 – 8:50 PM Closing