Global Themes

On Globalization & Venture Capital

On local markets etc

An interview by Cherry Zheng from last September (with a nice photograph to boot!):


European venture capital firms universally hold a prudent attitude towards the entry into Chinese market. As a result, only a few of them entered China. On the other hand, quite a large number of them, which include Amadeus Capital Partners Limited (“Amadeus”), are always observing the Chinese market actively and forming relationships with local VCs and major corporations

Amadeus invests venture capital in new technologies from offices in London and Cambridge, UK.  Since its inception in 1997, Amadeus has backed more than 60 companies in the UK and continental Europe, covering computer hardware and software, mobile and fixed communications technologies and medical technologies. Amadeus manages a total of GBP288 million of assets, raised through five funds including two seed-stage funds.

In his role as Business Development Partner for Asia at Amadeus, Shantanu Bhagwat (“Shantanu”) has 18 years of broad international experience in the broad technology sector, in Europe as well as in Asia, where he once worked in Japan and India. Shantanu has already visited China several times and continues to find opportunities to get familiar with this country and understand the developments even better.

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May 18th, 2008 Posted by | China, Globalization & VC Firms, India, Interviews, Venture Capital in Europe | 2 comments

Innovation, European VCs, India…

Jay Marathe interviewed me some months ago for his new blog….

Here are the three YouTube video links:

June 29th, 2006 Posted by | Europe and Asia, India, Interviews, Tech & Innovation in Asia | no comments