Francis Leung has worked as an investment banker in Hong Kong for more than thirty years. He has been dubbed “father of the red chips” for leading efforts to get Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The one-time investment banking pundit has invested in a series of internet companies, such as ChinaHR.com, JD and 91 Wireless, as an individual investor in recent years. He recently joined the board of Dianrong, a P2P lending platform which just secured funding from Hong Kong’s leading financial institution SHK in October. Here’s what he had to say on the startup environment and the investing market.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.