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Casey Lau

Co-host of RISE, Co-founder of of StartupsGBA and Partner at Dimsum Ventures

Casey Lau is one of Asia's foremost tech startup pioneers. Born and raised in Canada, it was in Hong Kong that he had a successful e-commerce exit during the dotcom era. He went on to co-found **StartupsHK —** re-branded as **StartupsGBA:** to cover Hong Kong and encompass the entire Greater Bay Area of China — the startup ecosystem community with 15,000+ members, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019.

Heading into 2020, Casey again co-hosts **RISE** alongside co-founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave, as it returns on March 30-April 2 to Hong Kong - powered by the same team behind Europe's massive **Web Summit**. Casey has helped propel RISE into what is now the largest and most influential technology, innovation and entrepreneurship conference in the Asia-Pacific region.

He is also a partner at **Dimsum Ventures**; an Asia-based proptech fund dedicated to mentoring and investing in next-generation founders dedicated to emerging property and future of work technologies.

He frequently speaks about building and developing ecosystems and community around the world. In his spare time, he is a comic book collector and action figure aficionado.