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Silicon Dragon 2011: Oct. 6
Rosewood Sand Hill Resort
Brad Bao, GM, Tencent (US)
Richard Lim, GSR Ventures
Tim Draper, DFJ
Bill Tai, Charles River Ventures
Howard Chao, OM&M
Marguerite Hancock, SPRIE
Moderator: Rebecca Fannin
Haidong Pan raised
$15M from DFJ, post
Jeff Chen, founder of Internet Explorer +, Maxthon
Haidong Pan, founder of China's Wikipedia +, Hudong
Moderators: Andy Tsao, SVB
Xiaojing Fan, KPMG
IPO Alert: Nasdaq OMX
Silicon Dragon 2011
October 6, 2011, 6-9pm
Rosewood Sand Hill Resort
Thanks to our sponsors:
O'Melveny & Myers, KPMG,
SVB Global, NASDAQ OMX
Innovation Works soars past goal with first-time fund
of $180 million to finance Chinese startups in mobile, Internet, gaming and
Beijing to fund VCs to aid
Group Deal Site Lashou
looking toward U.S. IPO:
Bloomberg. GSR Ventures
is lead VC backer.
Affinity China raises $600,000 from RRE Ventures, 500 Startups and Loeb Enterprises to connect luxury brands with growing numbers of Chinese traveling overseas
The Roots of the Sino Forest Mystery:
Globe and Mail
The Bungled Yahoo-Alibaba Relationship Under Bartz
China Renews Google's Website License
Tencent looks to the West for Third-Party Game Developers
See Social Games
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Silicon Dragon NY: Barry Silbert, David Chao, Tony Florence
Robert Pietrazk, Rebecca Fannin, Jim Robinson, Ron Posner
China IPOs, Deals & Returns:
China venture investing is encountering some bumps in the
road. Dealmaking has slowed, new public listings of
Chinese companies in the U.S. are off, and investor
confidence is shaken in the wake of accounting scandals
and more bad news on the reverse merger front.
Yet long-range trends such as tech innovation, urbanization,
a rising middle class population and fast-scaling Chinese
startups riding on the country's quick economic growth
are all positive drivers. Another plus: money can be made in
China venture, and in some cases, more than in the U.S.
Read More in Forbes.
Silicon Dragon Rings the Closing Bell
Returns for U.S.-listed China IPOs
2011 Offer Date Return
Qihoo 360 3/29 +64.1%
Jiayuan.com 5/10 +15.2%
Taomee 6/8 -10.2%
China Zenix 5/11 -15.8%
Tudou 8/16 -17.7%
21 Vianet 4/20 -23.6%
Trunbow 2/2 -42.4%
Phoenix New Media 5/11 -44.0%
BCD Seminconductor 1/27 -47.5%
Renren 5/4 -48.5%
NetQin Mobile 5/5 -52.6%
Zuoan Fashion 2/14 -54.7%
Source: Renaissance Capital
Note: Returns as of Sept. 1, 2011, -23 is average figure
Note 2: 13 China Deals are in the pipeline for U.S. listings
but only three have top underwriters.
Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom (October 2011, John Wiley & Sons) by Rebecca A. Fannin
Gady Epstein: "Follows the money to see where we should be placing our next bets in the world of technology"
Pat McGovern, IDG: "No one has done more field research or has more thoughtful analysis and insights"
Jason Pontin, Technology Review: "no better guide"
Bill Draper, Draper International: "must read about Asia's burgeoning startups"
Dick Kramlich, NEA: "starts out with a bang and picks up steam"
Ron Schramm, Columbia University: "should be on Kindle shelf for every B school course on Asia or entrepreneurship"
David Lam, WI Harper & AAMA: impressive facts, stunning anecdotes, insightful visions
Dan Schwartz, AVCJ: "original research and unique insights"
Peter Lighte, banker and Sinologist: "takes a still picture of a scenario moving almost too fast to photograph."
SILICON DRAGON EVENTS 2011
Sand Hill Road, Feb. 9: Chindia & The Next Frontier
Beijing, May 25: Beijing Ventures Bloom
New York, Sept 8: IPOs, Exits & China Returns, NASDAQ
Silicon Valley, Oct 6: Chinov8!, Rosewood Sand Hill
Shanghai, Nov 7: Startups Battle the BAT, Portman Ritz-Carlton
Hong Kong, Nov 9: Venture VIPs, China Club
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