Silicon Dragon Invite
January 17, 2012 

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'Chinovation' &


Strategies for

Silicon Dragon

& Tigers Zones


VC Panelists:  

Tim Chang, Mayfield Fund

Naren Gupta, Nexus Venture

Kabir Misra, Softbank

Bill Tai, Charles River

James Vuong, IDG Ventures

Peter Wagner, Alpha Venturi

Kumar Shiralagi, IndoUS


 Tech Chat:

Nguyen Tai, Founder of

Socbay, Vietnam's Google



Kumar Shiralagi in Bangalore


Nguyen Tai
Nguyen Tai in Hanoi


Book Signing



Startup Asia

Cocktail Reception:
Ring in the Year
of the

 January 17, 6-9pm

DLA Piper

2000 University Ave.

Palo Alto, CA


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Where Silicon Dragons & Tigers Meet:

Startup Asia


The tech innovation trends I described in Silicon Dragon are fast evolving throughout Asia. Just as China copied the U.S. success models Facebook, Google and Amazon, India has copied China's best, and so has Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City, social networking and gaming startup VNG wraps in both China's leading tech companies, Tencent and Shanda.


The giant nations of India and China are leading the Startup Asia trends as they progress from copycats to innovations and develop their own brand of entrepreneurship, India only slightly trailing China along the venture capital trail.  Looking to the future, Vietnam and the country's wired entrepreneurs most remind me of those I saw in the first generation of China  'technopreneurs.'  Continue reading at Forbes. 


Startup Asia traces the best practices of these nations' entrepreneurs in the fastest-growing market sectors - mobile, cleantech, consumer commerce. Then, it delves into top strategies for winning market leadership, from taking a startup from zero to IPO, to disrupting the standard to going global. Startup Asia entrepreneurs are upbeat, a lively, successful group ho just say no to naysayers.


Come meet the leading cast of characters from

Startup Asia's pages on January 17 in Palo Alto.

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Media Coverage

 New York Times,

Channel News Asia, China Daily, CKGSB magazine

The Saigon Times


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   ... follows the money to see where we should be placing our next bets in the world of technology." The Economist


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 2012 Book Talks

Nixon Peabody and

Asia Society present:


Startup Asia Talk With

Author Rebecca Fannin

and Sean Randolph

of the Bay Area Council

January 12, 2012


Nixon Peabody

One Embarcadero Center, 18th floor

San Francisco, CA



 DingDingTV Program

January 23, 2012


Georgetown University

February 3, 2012


Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi

February 2012 

More details soon at



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

Startup Asia for only $9.99. just click Kindle.


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