At last week’s government-supported Cyberport Venture Capital Forum in Hong Kong, aimed at “driving [the] next wave of tech investment,” one speaker brought a crowd of entrepreneurs to their feet again and again.

They were standing up to see–and snap pictures of, repeatedly–his tips on how to both attract investors and win them over. Denes Ban, a managing partner at Jerusalem-based funding platform OurCrowd, kicked off a morning-long workshop with a slideshow presentation tailored towards tech start-up founders.

He advised entrepreneurs to keep their pitches concise (“anyone who gives over 10 words of introduction, that’s a total turn-off”) and showed a chart explaining points of emphasis for various types of conversations.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.