The RAIN Program

       RAIN was a project under PAVD and stood for Round A INvestors and was a Program to train investors participating in Pre-A to A Round funding of early stage ventures. This Program was jointly organized by Singapore Management University. It was official ended in May 2019


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


       This was a comprehensive training program for angels, venture capitalists, executives of family offices, corporate venture capitalists, investment executives of insurance companies and people who were interested in early stage investment portfolio building in technology ventures and social ventures.
Program Director: Professor Wilton Chau
Parties interested in our venture investment training can email to us: [email protected]

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
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
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
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