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Casey Lau

Co-host of RISE, Co-founder , StartupsGBA

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.