Silicon Dragon Shanghai
November 7, 2011
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
Tech Chats with Founders
Dominic Penaloza, Ushi
Joshua Maa, MadHouse
Li Fern Woo, KPMG
Russell Flannery, Forbes
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November 7, 2011, 3-8pm
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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
Silicon Dragon is on the agenda too.
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Chinov8 Event Highlights
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.
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Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom
by Rebecca A. Fannin
with foreword by Kai-Fu Lee
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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"
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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
Afraid of a Bump
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)
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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