The Bay Area Meets China 2.0
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Alex Hartigan, Steamboat Ventures
Richard Liu, Morningside Ventures
Hans Tung, Qiming Ventures
Jenny Lee, GGV Capital
David Chen, AngelVest
David Li, YiYi.com
Feng Hao, Xiaomi
Joseph Chan, Sidley
Daniel Quon, Silicon Valley Bank
MC: Rebecca Fannin
|Silicon Dragon at Shanghai's new tech hub|
WHEN: September 13, 4-9pm
Tech Chats, Venture Panel,
Q&A, Networking, Cocktail Reception
WHERE: Shanghai's New Tech Hub:
Knowledge Innovation Center
Sidley Austin, KPMG,
DCM, Silicon Valley Bank
Marketing & Media Partners:
AngelVest/AAMA, Startup Digest, Ushi.com, MobileMonday Shanghai
For more info, contact
Silicon Dragon Beijing 2012
The Rise of the Serial Entrepreneur in China
Xing Liu, Sequoia Capital China
Raymond Oh, Sidley Austin
Zhang Zheng, Jade Invest
Chris Evdemon, Innovation Workds
Tech chats: Andy Tian, Zynga China with
Yeeli Zhang, NASDAQ OMX
Pat Chan, Borqs with David Xu, KPMG
Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur of Beijing Award:
Pat Chan, Borqs
See News of Award
Serial entrepreneurs Luo Chuan, Tong Li, Frang Yu, Derek Ling with
Startup Asia Editions for Vietnam and China
VinaBook and CITIC Press
"Required reading for anyone involved in innovation, U.S. competitiveness or U.S.-Asian relations."
Journalist and author
See Startup Asia
Tour Album on Facebook and Media Clips.
TechConnect World, ZPark China DingDing.TV
See DingDingTV video
'Silicon Dragon' with Jack Jia of Baynote, Kan XH Guan of Founder International, Randy Jones of Keiretsu Forum and Diana Ding
KPMG Tech Innovation Center
Survey results of nearly 700 tech execs globally
Intel Capital reception
|Intel Capital CEO Arvind Sodhani at Palo Alto reception for VCs and technology executives|
Gender Gap Narrows At China VC Firms, Where Are The Women On Sand Hill Road?
|VC Ruby Lu of DCM|
All the focus on the Ellen Pao lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrimination aside, it's fair to say that women fare better at venture capital firms in China than those on Sand Hill Road.
Women partners at China venture offices - and to some degree India too - are getting ahead faster and in greater numbers.
Anyone who travels in venture circles globally knows that men way outnumber women in this profession. In Silicon Valley, golf, private clubs and classmate connections from Stanford and Berkeley - and even high school - have contributed to this imbalance.
My tally below shows that China-based venture firms have 13 women venture partners while U.S.-based offices have 16 female venture investment partners, including junior partners. With a few notable exceptions, most venture firms in the U.S. have no women partners.
See my post at Forbes.com: Women at China VC firms rule
Fast Track To Shanghai on China's New Rails
Shanghai, here we go!
I recently took the high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai and was surprised by how comfortable and enjoyable this trip of only five hours was.
Though traveling at 186 miles per hour, it's a bit like floating. You can barely feel the train moving, though the rapidly changing scenery outside the window is one sign that the train is speeding ahead.
Travelers to China - both tourists and business executives - often go to both of these cities, which are about the same distance apart as Chicago and New York City. That's about twice as long as the much-debated Los Angeles-San Francisco corridor.
|My first-class seat aboard, plenty of room!|
For anyone making a China trek soon, be sure you try out China's newest high-speed train. It surely beats flying, and takes about the same amount of time once you factor in security checks and getting to/from the airport.
I bought a first-class ticket for RMB 950 ($150). See Huffington Post: Take the Fast Track to Shanghai.
VC Tech Pulse
China Tops U.S. in Fund Raising
$ Invested $ Raised
CHINA $5.9B $28.8B
U.S. $32.6B $18.1B
Source: Dow Jones VentureSource, 2011
China/U.S. Tech IPOs
2010 2011 2012
CHINA $16,288 $ 7,858 $ 2,188
U.S. $6,259 $12,197 $18,961
Source: NVCA, Dow Jones VentureSource
Startup Asia investor GSR Ventures Leads Gamble on Big Tech China Silicon Asia at Forbes.com
More Valley, less silicon. Is China's dragon about to roar? VentureBeat You might guess that 'Silicon Dragon' is playing an edit role with KPMG's new Tech Innovation Center. Watch for the study and report.
China ED maker Lattice Power scales up mass production to offer low-cost alternative to standard light bulb. Lattice Power was one of the statups featured in my first book, Silicon Dragon. GSR's Sonny Wu has been driving the company forward. See MarketWire.
Lashou cancels IPO plan. Lots of PE funds with money locked up in China with no exit. IPO market is dead. Technode
Flipboard in China Brings New Access to Twitter in China @klukoff The Next Web
Did Groupon Value Its China JV Gaopeng at $500m in July? $grpn valued it at $500m a year ago. @nuibi DigiCha
Read about search engines that (in China) are like broken soda machines that only give you Fresca. @davesgonechina Rectified.com
NYT's Chinese Weibo account has been reinstated after briefly being sent to the corner to reflect @gadyepstein Weibo
Interesting! Just when I've just returned from CHENGDU!
Look for my write-up soon, including bamboo, pandas and tech parks galore
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raises $216 million in Series C deal. Morningside, Qiming and IDG are main investors. TechNode
Xiaomi co-founder and his VC will be speaking at our Siicon Dragon Shanghai event Sept. 13.
GroupOn China venture to merge with Tencent-backed Ftuan. Bloomberg
Lightspeed Venture Partners closes in on $123 million for new China fund.
FEATURED EVENT: Rosewood Sand Hill
Oct. 3, 2012
Tech Innovation Future: China On Par With Silicon Valley
What's Hot: Mobile Internet, Cloud & Convergence
David Chen, Founder and CEO of NASDAQ-listed Chinese outsourcing services firm VanceInfo
Luo Chuan, CEO of mobile app startup AppChina, former CEO of MySpace China
Brad Bao, General Manager US, Tencent
Porter Erisman, Director, Crocodile in the Yangtze, former Vice President, Alibaba
Feng Deng, Founding, Managing Director, Northern Light VC (founder of NetScreen Technologies, acquired by Juniper Networks for $4.2 billion in 2004)
Dixon Doll, Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM
Chuck Comey, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Bill Tai, Partner, Charles River Networks, and chairman, Chinese Internet startup Maxthon
Stuart Schonberger*, Managing Director, CDH Investments
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