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Photo Gallery: On the Cutting Edge with venture capitalist Jenny Lee

Wong Wei Kong, editor of The Business Times, with the opening remarks welcoming guests to the second Cutting Edge forum.

Valerie Wong, general manager, commercial, GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd, delivers the welcome address.

The event was well attended with almost 300 guests.

Moderator Vikram Khanna, associate editor of The Straits Times, with Ms Lee.

Audience members listening attentively on a Monday morning.

Part of being a good venture capitalist is in knowing how to 'suspend disbelief', says Ms Lee.

Moderator Vikram Khanna and Ms Lee sharing a moment on stage.

Cutting Edge is a public interactive forum featuring thought leaders from a variety of fields.

'There are so many alternatives that the new economy has created, so many jobs that have been created beyond our traditional doctors, lawyers, auditors and engineers,' Ms Lee says.

Ms Lee interacting with guests after the conclusion of the talk.

THE second Cutting Edge forum was held at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre Hotel on March 25. Cutting Edge is sponsored by GuocoLand in partnership with The Business Times and The Straits Times

Jenny Lee was the second speaker in this series of four events. Ms Lee is the only female managing partner at GGV Capital, a global venture capital firm that focuses on seed to growth investments across the sectors of consumer/new retail, social/digital & Internet, enterprise/cloud and frontier tech. The firm manages US$6.2 billion in capital across 13 funds and has backed 52 "unicorns" - startups that have passed US$1 billion in valuation.

After joining GGV in 2005, Ms Lee's hard work and knack for spotting champions earned her accolades several times since 2014 in the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas list, ranking as the #1 woman and #10 overall in 2015. In 2016, she was recognised by The New York Times and CB Insights among the top 100 venture capital investors worldwide.

In 2018, she was ranked 87 in the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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