Silicon Dragon News 
September 2011


Real or Not?

Silicon Dragon 2011, Oct 6

Rosewood Sand Hill Resort 

Brad Bao, GM, Tencent (US)
Feng Deng, Northern Light VC
Richard Lim, GSR Ventures

Tim Draper, DFJ

Bill Tai, Charles River Ventures

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
Howard Chao, OM&M 
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October 6, 2011, 6-9pm
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Tim Chang joins Mayfield from

Norwest Venture Partners   


On IPOs    

If you are going to file, 

 make sure you price

Bill Gurley: AboveTheCrowd



  GSR Ventures leads VC and Chinese government round worth $125 million in Boston-Power as plant shifts work from U.S. to China 



 26 companies from China delisted in 2011



Gold vending machines come to Beijing

China Daily


 A new front opens in the war on VIEs




Baidu planning world domination



Kaixin opens up its group buy site, looks for partners

Asian Tech Catalog 




Silicon Valley Connect 

SV, Sept. 29-30


AAMA Connect 2011

SV, Oct. 4 


What's Wrong with America and China?

Asia Society, Oct. 11


Pacific Cities Sustainability

Asia Society, SF, Oct. 24


China Mega Forum

Beijing, Nov. 10-11






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From Made in China to Invented in China:



A Silicon Dragon tech economy began in 2002 with Chinese
returnees-so-called sea turtles who came home to lay their eggs-who cloned Google, YouTube, and Amazon, grabbed Sand Hill Road money, and scored on NASDAQ and the NYSE. Today, homegrown Chinese entrepreneurs are snapping up venture capital from Chinese currency funds for even more clones--Beijing techie Wang Xing alone has cloned Facebook, Twitter, and a Chinese GroupOn.

The needle is gradually moving from "made in China" to "invented in China." Micro-innovations tweaked for the local culture are cropping up more often. Sina's Weibo, a hybrid Twitter-Facebook, layered in video and photo sharing before Twitter did.

The long-awaited promise of disruptive technology from China is coming, too, symbolized by China's climb to fourth place worldwide for new patent applications.  

Read more in Forbes.





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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Renren's 360 Deal Signals It's Bigger Sandbox Time in Chinese Internet

Renren's acquisition of Chinese video sharing site is a reminder that consoliation is happening fast in the Chinese Internet space and, in effect, squeezing out startups that lack original ideas and deep pockets.

Market leaders such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (the infamous BAT) are racing to assemble all-in-one popular Web services in one sandbox. These giants in China are making larger and larger castles in the Chinese Web in a winner-takes-all struggle.

Such web empire building is not something entirely new. America's dominant consumer technology companies - Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon - have repeatedly ventured into each others' turf.

In China today, the race is on to build large, horizontally integrated sites or be left behind. The Chinese Web is becoming a collection of sites that combine social networking, online video, microblogs, group buying, search, and portals under one roof.

Read more at Silicon Asia, Forbes.





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

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 Startups Battle the BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent)


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