* The Arrival of the Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur In China
* Chinese startups eye Silicon Valley
* Going Private or Public, and where
* VC Pulse: What's Hot for funding
* Tech star strategies
* Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur of Shanghai Award
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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
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Chengdu Mixes Chips, Bytes, Pandas and iPhones on China's Western Frontier
Best known as a place to see pandas, sample spicy Sichuan food, and trek to Tibet, Chengdu is aiming high, trying to take on a new identity as a tech innovation hub in western China, following the lead of Silicon Valleys in Shanghai and Beijing.
Judgying by my recent tech exploration in Chengdu, this formula is beginning to show some results. The startup trend was particularly noticeable among the switched-on technopreneurs I recently interviewed in Chengdu such as Kevin Yang (R), the founder of Tap4Fun, his third startup.
While I was visiting Kevin, a well-known Shanghai venture capitalist dropped in. That sure was a tip-off that Chengdu matters.
Read Silicon Dragon post, Chengdu.
Wi-Fi (& Fun) On The Wyoming Range
Today, in our always on world of communications, you can travel to even remote 15,000-acre ranches in Wyoming and still stay connected as I did in my cabin (above).
Type-A personalities and workaholics might fear they'll miss a VIP conference call if they take a few days of R&R for some fly fising, horse back riding or just plain ole buffalo gazing out West. Cell phone reception can be spotty in the high altititude of the Rocky Mountains, but you can still fit in emailing and Skype chat as exercises at newly wired-up ranches.
Take the Brush Creek Ranch, which opened just last summer for outside visitors, as an example. The ranch, some 75 miles west of Laramie and not far from the Colorado-Wyoming state line, has been outfitted as a cross between a boutique retreat and a fishing lodge.
Read Huffington Post travel clip.
U.S. VC Tech Pulse: Mixed
$ Invested $ Raised
1st half 2012/2011
$15.3B -9% $13B +31%
# of U.S. Venture-backed IPOs
1st half 2012 in the pipeline
Source: Dow Jones Venture Source
| FYI ||
Youku founder Victor Koo tells Silicon Dragon that Youku Tudou Inc. merger is approved by SEC. Tudou founder Gary Wang will be on the board.
Will Suntech Shares Get Wiped Out?
Alibaba close to raising $8 billion
3i to close Hong Kong, Shanghai offices
China's Steve Jobs: Guess Who? Forbes feature
Walden International takes Sinosun Technology public on Shenzhen exchange, raises $102 million
GSR Ventures leads $84 million investment in Protean Electric to ramp up new electric drive technology in China manufacturing plant. Oak Investment and the city of Liang are along for the ride.
NLVC invests $22.5 million in 8 China tech startups in first half of 2012.
Mobile ad network I-Media picks up $25 million from Kleiner, IDG
WI Harper leads Series B funding for AdMaster
CDH Investments to raise $350 million VC fund
FountainVest reaches $1 billion on second China fund
Kai-Fu Lee's Innovation Works ropes in $148 milliion for second fund
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What's Still Red Hot
Is China Really On Par With Silicon Valley By 2015?
Can the Emerging BRIC Nations Measure Up to China?
VC Pulse: Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing
David Chen, Founder and CEO, VanceInfo
Luo Chuan, CEO, App China, former CEO, MySpace China
Brad Bao, General Manager US, Tencent
Porter Erisman, director, Crocodile in the Yangtze, former VP, Alibaba
Feng Deng, Founding, Managing Director, Northern Light VC
Dixon Doll, Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM
Chuck Comey, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Bill Tai, Partner, Charles River Networks, and chairman, Maxthon
Stuart Schonberger*, Managing Director, CDH Investments
Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group
Melissa Ma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Asia Alternatives
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