Silicon Dragon News 
April 2011 
 May 25 Invite
Beijing Ventures Bloom 

Featuring our who's who:   

Hans Tung, Qiming Ventures  

Jenny Lee, GGV Capital

 Kai-Fu Lee, Innovation Works Richard Hsu, Intel Capital

 Ruby Lu, DCM

Sherry Xiaowei Ying, MoFo

Sonny Wu, GSR Ventures

Daniel Quon, SVB 

Fritz Demopoulos, Qunar

Nelson Griggs, NASDAQ OMX 

Ning Wright, KPMG

 Pat Chan, Borqs

Si Shen, Papaya Mobile

Moderator: Rebecca Fannin


Big deals, winning IPOs, mega funds are springing up in the best season yet for China venture and startups.




Panel /Tech Chats / Q&A


 Cocktail Reception

Buffet Dinner


Tsinghua Science Park 
May 25, 2011,  4pm-8pm 
Thanks to our sponsors
Morrison & Foerster 
SVB Financial Group
 GSR Ventures

Marketing partners:
 Great Wall Club, CCICE,
Mobile MondayShanhgai



GroupOn clone Lashou

nabs $110 million from

Milestone Capital plus

prior investors

including GSR and

Norwest Venture


Digital travel portal raises

$50 million from

Sequoia, DCM,

Highland Capital

and Rakuten


Mayfield joins

in on funding of

LED maker ShineOn

at a total

$51.5 million


IPOs, Listings   

China's Facebook

Renren files for


plans to raise

nearly $600 million

in early May


21Vianet raises

$190 million in IPO of

Internet data center



Chinese dating site

Jiayuan files for

IPO of up to

$100 million on



Tudou says plans

for an IPO are

still in the works

despite rumors of

an acquisition


Phoenix New Media

files for NYSE IPO

with plans to raise

up to $200 million



DCM raises $100 million

A (Android) fund with Japan's Gree and KDDI as anchors, plus China's Tencent 





 Cleantech Startups in the US and China


April 26, Silicon Valley


Great Mobile Internet Conference

Great Wall Club

April 27-28, Beijing


 Asia Society Annual Dinner

Asia Society

May 5,  San Francisco


Wall Street China Forum

May 6, New York City






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China Still Counts in Forbes Annual Ranking of Top Venture Capitalists


Jim BreyerAny surprise that China plays a major role in Forbes Midas list of top venture capitalists? All in all, three-quarters of the firms on the just-published 2011 rankings are backers of China startups. Ten of the top 100 tech investors in the tally have done deals or overseen their firm's strategy in China. That shows where many of the industry leaders like Jim Breyer of Accel (Silicon Dragon photo) are focused.

Read Silicon Asia @ ForbesTop VCs.


China, India Closing Tech Gap


These two Asian powerhouses are catching up fast as tech powers. See a selection from 138 countries ranked according to use of mobile phones, Internet and personal computers plus regulatory environment and IT infrastructure.  Read more at  Tech Clock.  


2010-11 Ranking       Score        Rank

 Sweden                   5.60              1

 Singapore                5.59              2 

 Finland                    5.43              3    

 United States          5.33              5

 Taiwan                   5.30               6

 S.Korea                   5.19             10

 Hong Kong               5.19             12

 Australia                  5.06             17

 New Zealand             5.03             18

 China                       4.35             19

 India                        4.03             48 



Source: Global Information Technology Report

World Economic Forum


What's Left to Clone in China


Just how many clone opportunities are there left in China? The latest cloning craze is localized versions of GroupOn., which just raised the large sum of $110 million from venture investors, is one example. Some white spaces still exists for new categories, narrow niches or local twists. Here's a look at how two relative newcomers --, the LinkedIn of China, and Hudong, the Chinese Wikipedia, are faring. That's Hudong founder Haidong Pan in photo I took at left.

Read Silicon Asia @ Forbes: Clone

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Silicon Dragon is prepping for

Sonny Wu

Sonny Wu of GSR Ventures Stars as a Who's Who Speaker

the BIG EVENT in Beijing,

May 25, 4-8PM.    



Silicon Dragon Beijing 2011  



RSVP & Inquiries: 


[email protected]



Venue: Tsinghua Science Park

Sunshine Club Atrium 








Facebook China? What Would the U.S. Say About It? Read Gady Epstein in Forbes' Beijing Dispatch 


MySpace's Sorry Failure in China (or what Facebook Should Not Do) See Kai Lukoff at TechRice


Instagram Gets A Chinese Clone of its Very Own. See NextWeb


17 Chinese Tech Companies Shooting for IPO in 2011. See iChinaStock 


Chinese social networking site Kaixin101 doesn't plan to be left behind. Renren rival has already filed for a NYSE IPO. The race is on as Kaixin hires JP Morgan and Citigroup. See WSJ 


Kaixin founder

Kaixin001 founder Cheng Binghao, Silicon Dragon photo



Baidu Chief Robin Li Cautions China Web Companies Against Hot IPO Market.  See Reuters 


U.S. Ambassador Huntsman Farewell: Disillusioned and Disappointed About China. Read 1 Billion Ambitions 


Meet 8 of China's Emerging Business Leaders.

by Rebecca Fannin in March/April 2011 issue of

Chief Executive magazine.  



Silicon Dragon 2011 Events


Sand Hill Road, Feb. 9: Chindia & The Next Frontier

Beijing, May 25: Beijing Ventures Bloom

New York, Sept 8: IPOs, Exits & China Returns 

Silicon Valley, Oct 6: Chinovation 

Shanghai, Nov 7: Startups Battle the BAT

Hong Kong, Nov 9: Venture VIPs




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