Can Asia Out-Innovate America? Go East!
Menlo Park, CA
December 9, 2011, 6pm
Eric Savitz of Forbes
Author Rebecca Fannin
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Co-Founder Tina Ju
is departing the firm with launch of new fund for investing in the Mainland. Getting the right formula for dealmaking proves
to be tricky.
Read more in my post
Kai-Fu Lee is raising a second fund of $300 million to expand his angel investing to Shanghai after a quick start in Beijing with his Innovation Works. See
my video and HK event
coverage in Forbes.
Delay of IPO for Lashou,
a leader among many GroupOn copycats in China, may point to lessons for future listings in the U.S. Lashou had filed for a $100 million public offering on NASDAQ but backed out to clarify accounting issues.
Signs keep pointing to Alibaba and Softbank in reports of a deal to buy Yahoo, but other bid teams from TPG and Siliver Lake are in the running. I wouldn't bet against Jack Ma.
Nixon Peabody and
Asia Society host
Startup Asia Talk With
Author Rebecca Fannin
and Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council
January 12, 2012
One Embarcadero Center, 18th floor
San Francisco, CA
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Stay Tuned for Release of Startup Asia Translations for Vietnam and China
Tech Gets Exciting in India
5 Years Behind China
The only other tech market in Asia that is halfway as exciting as China is India. It has the promise to close the gap with China but is no match yet. India's mobile market is large, venture spending is vibrant, and high-profile IPOs such as MakeMyTrip are happening, with more on the way soon from up such swift up and comers as mobile ad service inMobi and PC help center iYogi.
Keep reading Startup Asia book excerpt at Forbes post.
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Praise for Startup Asia
by Rebecca A. Fannin (Wiley, 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"
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China Daily: November, 10, 2011
Channel News Asia, November 16, 2011
Startup Asia Book Tour: See Photos
Foreign Correspondents Club, Shanghai, Nov. 7, breakfast
Silicon Dragon Shanghai, Nov. 7, program and reception
China Club, Hong Kong, Nov. 9, 5pm with Keynote by Kai-Fu Lee
China Mega Forum, Beijing, Nov. 10, 3pm, panel
Bay Area Delegation Dinner, Beijing, Nov. 10
Beijing Bookworm, Beijing, Nov. 10, 7:30pm with Q&A by David Wolf
Silicon Dragon VIP Dinner, Beijing, Nov. 11
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
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