RAIN stands for Round A INvestors and is a Program to train investors participating in Pre-A to A Round funding of early stage ventures. This Program will be jointly organized by Singapore Management University (


       The Program includes lectures and live cases analyses from China, Hong Kong, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan and some ASEAN countries.


       This is a comprehensive training program for angels, venture capitalists, executives of family offices, corporate venture capitalists, investment executives of insurance companies and people who are interested in early stage investment portfolio building in technology ventures and social ventures.

Program Director: Professor Wilton Chau

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Our RAIN Program was reported in The Edge Singapore:



Lectures, talks, seminars and group discussion for RAIN Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 Connectors held in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Taiwan Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU) + Graduation of RAIN Cohort 1 in SMU:


First day lecture at CUHK


Lecture on technology by Prof. Allen Ma (CUHK)


Lecture on due diligence by Prof. Albert Chan, CUHK & Vice Chairman of PingAn Inv Committee


Lecture on investment terms & protection by Prof. Wilton Chau, CUHK, NUS, Director of RAIN Program & Chairman of PAVD


Group discussion in CUHK Town Center

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Lecture on investment environment in China by Ms. Orion Wang, ED of Sino-Germany Nanotechnology Innovation Center


Seminar on social enterprises by Prof. Michael Lee, VP of FJU

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Panel discussion on social enterprise & impact investing


Lecture on impact investing by Mr. Ray Chen, CEO of B Current Impact Investment Inc.


Lecture on operating a socia enterprise in a full commercial way by Mr. Roy Zheng, CEO of Victory Group (Social Enterprise)


Group photo with Mr. Roy Zhang, CEO of Victory Group


Lecture on collaboration in Asia by Prof. Hank Huang, NCTU & President of Taiwan Incubation Association

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Group discussion in NCTU


Lecture on Singapore entrepreneurship ecosystem & angel investment by Prof. Wong Poh Kam, Sr. Director, NUS


Lecture on digital transformation by Mr. Ivan Chan, RAIN Maker & MD of Accenture Digital (Greater China)


Panel (Wilton Chau, Tan Yinglan, Paul Santos, Ricky Tan (RAIN Maker)) discussion on investment opportunities in ASEAN


Class photo after the panel discussion


Seminar on family offices organized by Prof. Annie Koh, VP of SMU


Panel (Wilton Chau, Tan Yinglan, Paul Santos, Ricky Tan) discussion on investment opportunities in ASEANPanel (Annie Koh, Alex Ng, Grace Ma, James Ong, Rebekah Woo) discussion on family office wealth management


Small Autograph session prior to Prof. George’s lecture


Graduation photo: RAIN Makers, Prof. George & Prof. Wilton Chau


RAIN Makers in graduation night


Founder Certificates for RAIN Makers