I am currently in the interview process with a Chinese boutique investment bank, or as this type of institution is more commonly referred to in China as, a financial advisory firm. The primary business of this firm is to help tech startups raise capital through private equity. For a more detailed example, a tech startup needs money, and it comes to the above mentioned financial institution. Then the institution examines the startup's business plan, evaluates the startup, develops funding strategies and pitches to VC firms (or funds).
I spent a significant amount of time living in Canada and came from a non-financial background. I was a market research analyst in Canada and reallocated to China recently. As you may know, things are a bit different here. For example, "investment banks" are referred to as "securities companies" (same as in Japan) and are primarily associated with the secondary market. I wonder what this type of business is called in English.
Thx a lot for your help!