Smart Energy International's Errol Bryce was a China Utility Week, and met with Mr. William Feng, board member and angel investor at Vertech Capital. The company offers strategic and financial services to tech start-ups iin sectors like blockchain, AI, robotics, new energy and emerging technologies in the APAC, South East Asia and Europe.

Start-ups don’t just need incubation, they also need down-to-earth strategies which can help them scale quickly. The timelines for maturation are a lot shorter than previous models, and Vertech is able to assist.

Mr. Feng shared one of the main challenges facing start-ups – that of monopolisation by major players, funding start-ups but ultimately being offered high-value investment, but typically within a more restricted, less agile development model that can lead to lost opportunities, something Vertech has worked hard to avoid.