Silicon Dragon News 
October 2011

Startups Battle

the 'BAT'

Silicon Dragon Shanghai

November 7, 2011

Portman Ritz-Carlton 

Hurst Lin, DCM
Helen Wong, GGV Capital
Dick Kramlich, NEA

Gary Rieschel, Qiming Venture

Ken Wilcox, SVB 

Chauncey Shey, Softbank China

Joseph Chan, Sidley

Moderator: Rebecca Fannin
Dominic Penaloza

Dominic Penaloza

Tech Chats with Founders
Dominic Penaloza, Ushi
Joshua Maa, MadHouse
Li Fern Woo, KPMG
Russell Flannery, Forbes
Silicon Dragon Shanghai
November 7, 2011, 3-8pm
Portman Ritz-Carlton
Shanghai Centre

for Program and
 VIP Cocktails

Thanks to our sponsors:
Sidley Austin, KPMG,
SVB Global, DCM



Northern Light VC

raises third fund of

$400 million to chase 

deals in clean energy, healthcare, technology, consumer sectors  


Walden International  partners with Shanghai government and NRDC

to rope in $80 million from investors for fund focused on China's semiconductor market



  DCM, Legend Capital team up to put

$30 million in

social gaming vendor Happy Elements, 1 of 7 new deals from a recently launched fund for Android startups 




China Mega Forum  

Beijing, Nov. 10-11

 Featuring Awards for top 100 tech stars under 38 and speakers from leading corporates, emerging companies and venture investors discussing the state of entrepreneurship

in China. 

Silicon Dragon is on the agenda too.   

Organized by

 China Entrepreneurs







Buy Chinese Edition



Chinov8 Event Highlights

Silicon Dragon Chinov8 panelists
Panelists Richard Lim, Bill Tai, Tim Draper, Feng Deng, Marguerite Gong Hancock, Howard Chao, Brad Bao; moderator Rebecca Fannin

What Chinese Startups Need to Get to the Apple Level   


China does not have widespread, disruptive technology innovation yet that could threaten Silicon Valley's dominance, but that doesn't mean it never will. Far from it. Who's to argue with a Silicon Dragon panel of experts who recently discussed the Chinov8 theme in venture capital central--Roseword Sand Hill Road.   

Read more in Forbes

View Video

See Event Photos





Rebecca going east

       Startup Asia          

Click to Buy


Startup Asia:

Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom

by Rebecca A. Fannin

with foreword by Kai-Fu Lee

 (John Wiley & Sons, Oct. 2011)



Gady Epstein, The Economist: "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, WestSummit Capital & 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."

Tony Nash, Economist Intelligence Unit: "splendidly woven narrative"

More Praise 


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Startup Asia Book Signings

 China Club, Hong Kong, Nov. 9, 5pm with Keynote by Kai-Fu Lee

Beijing Bookworm, Beijing, Nov. 10, 7:30pm with Q&A by Jim McGregor

National University of Singapore, Nov. 16, 6:30pm

Overseas Press Club, NYC, Nov. 29, 1pm with Q&A by Bill Holstein

Harvard Club NY, Nov. 29, 7pm

World Affairs Council, San Francisco, Dec. 1

DLA Piper, Palo Alto, Dec 5



China Deals, Funds Up Despite Slowdown

Fund raising for China venture investing is on an upswing when IPOs and returns from Chinese startups look pretty depressed, and the risks higher.

Venture capitalists - by nature optimists - say now is a great time to invest, when valuations are about 20% to 30% lower and expectations from entrepreneurs are not so inflated. That was the consensus of two panels I moderated at HYSTA and AAMA annual conferences this October in Silicon Valley.

You can be sure that venture capitalists are being extra careful about which deals they back though, given increased scrutiny from Wall Street and the SEC.

Keytone Ventures in Beijing has hired an operations manager to monitor financials and spending by all startups in its portfolio.  

Read more at Silicon Asia, at Forbes. 


China searches for the next Steve Jobs

Financial Times


China's Economy:

Afraid of a Bump

The Economist


Rodman & Renshaw Shuts Down China Research



Global Internet Report

Mary Meeker: 6 of top 25 Internet players are Chinese (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent are among those)

See Kleiner Perkins






Shanghai Centre Theatre
Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Centre
November 7


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

  (invite only)



Fans of the Kindle electronic reading device can order a digital edition of

Startup Asia for only $9.99. just click Kindle.

For Speaking Engagements and video clips of presentations, see


See Rebecca's schedule at Talks


See Video Clip from BizTechDay TV