Crayfish Accelerator Pre-Roadshow Meeting (Cambridge): Engaging with Chinese Investors-IoT & Semiconductor

China is increasingly becoming a source of investment for tech businesses especially in sectors that fit with China’s strategic goals. However, there are some distinct requirements from Chinese investors that Western entrepreneurs should be aware of and aim to address, if they would like to increase the likelihood of success of raising funding from China. At this pre-roadshow meeting, Crayfish Accelerator anchor investor DBI will talk about the market, tech trends and investment opportunities in these sectors in China, and also how to engage with the Chinese investors.

This event initially was designed to be a roadshow which you can meet and interact with the DBI team from China in person. However, due to the current novel Coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese investors are unable to travel to the UK to attend this event physically. Hence, we have made new arrangements to convert this event to a Zoom conference meeting. The DBI team will join this event virtually from China via online connection.

Once you have registered to attend, you have the options to choose whether to attend this conference in person at the venue stated on this page or join us virtually via an online connection where you can dial in directly regardless of your location. Connection links and details will be sent to you shortly after we received your attendance confirmation with your selected joining option.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to make a short introduction to the investors at the event. If you are interested in introducing your company on this occasion, please send your company deck (presentation slides) to latest by this Friday 14th February.


About Crayfish Accelerator Programme

Crayfish Accelerator Programme is the first ever funded initiative in the UK to help tech startups and small businesses get ‘China-ready’, providing a crucial combination of money and hand-holding: a strategic Chinese investor to fund China market entry and all the necessary training, business expertise and service delivery capabilities to facilitate it. The current sector focus of the Programme is medical devices, advanced manufacturing and new materials, and will be soon expanding to cover Internet of Things and semiconductor. For more information on Crayfish Accelerator Programme and how to apply, please click here to visit on our website.



Ting Zhang – Founder and CEO,

Ting is the Founder & CEO of She has 20+ years experience of UK-China international business, trade and investment and has personally guided many British entrepreneurs and helped them achieve better results in doing business with China. Ting is an experienced speaker on China and has published several articles on Chinese business issues.

Fred Cai – Founder, DBI

Fred has 19 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, taking senior positions in ST, Avago, Broadcom, Ublox. He is the founder of 4 start-up companies and senior consultant of industrial funds.



The information supplied below may be subject to change before the event.

10:00AM Arrival / Registration

10:15AM Presentations

Welcome and Introduction about Crayfish Accelerator Programme, by Ting Zhang, Founder & CEO,

“Market, Tech trends and Investment opportunities in IoT/ semiconductor” by Fred Cai, Founder, DBI Investment

11:15AM Companies’ Introduction

12:00PM Networking


Attendance at this event is open to all technology companies. To manage this, we are running an expression of interest. If you would like to attend, simply complete the expression of interest form and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

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