Silicon Dragon News 
Special Issue: Silicon Dragon NY 2011


Real or Not?

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

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,



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

local high-tech:




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

See iChinaStock


China Renews Google's Website License

See FT


Tencent looks to the West for Third-Party Game Developers

See Social Games




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Silicon Dragon NY 2011 panelists
Silicon Dragon NY: Barry Silbert, David Chao, Tony Florence

Robert Pietrazk, Rebecca Fannin, Jim Robinson, Ron Posner


Replay Panel:

China IPOs, Deals & Returns:

Speed Bumps

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

NASDAQ bell ringing


 Read Why   

 Ceremony Replay




Returns for U.S.-listed China IPOs

                2011 Offer Date   Return 

Qihoo 360                 3/29                    +64.1%              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.





Rebecca going eastStartup Asia

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."


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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 Dragon community


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

  2011 Events 


FEATURED EVENT: Silicon Valley, Oct. 6


Sign up for Silicon Dragon Chinov8! 


Partner Event: Sept. 29-30 

Silicon Valley Connect



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For Speaking Engagements and video clips of presentations, see


See Rebecca's schedule at Talks


See Video Clip from BizTechDay TV