Silicon Dragon          NEWS                         August 2012








Alex Hartigan, Steamboat Ventures
Richard Liu, Morningside Ventures
Hans Tung, Qiming Ventures
Jenny Lee, GGV Capital
David Chen, AngelVest
Joseph Chan, Sidley Austin
Fritz Demopoulous, Queen's Road Central
Frank Giglio, NASDAQ OMX
Richard Chen, Ceyuan Venture/Yifei


 Star Tech Entrepreneurs:
David Li, YY Inc.
Feng Hong, Xiaomi Technology
David Li  Feng Hong
Arman Zand, SPD Silicon Valley Bank
Frank Yu, Kwestr
Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur of Shanghai presented by KPMG partner Linda Lin
MC: Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon
Program Topics:

See Silicon Asia post at Forbes


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Tech Chats, Venture Investor Panel,
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Yangpu District



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China 2.0 Era Challenges

Today, the challenges and opportunities are greater than ever for Chinese startups and emerging companies. The landscape has changed dramatically since just a few years ago when dealmaking and Chinese IPOs were at their peak.

Consider these evolving trends in China venture, technology innovation and entrepreneurship, which offer a mixed picture of where the action leads next.

Read Silicon Asia post at Forbes.

We'll be talking these trends with our speakers Alex Hartigan, Hans Tung, Richard Liu, Jenny Lee, Richard Chen, Fritz Demopoulos,

Frank Giglio, David Chen, Arman Zand and Joseph Chan + more. 

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Alex HartiganHans TungRichard LiuRichard ChenJenny Lee   
 Frank GiglioFritz DemopoulosDavid ChenArman ZandJoseph Chan    

Silicon Valley's Sierra Backyard 

downhill mountain biking
Trying out some downhill mountain biking, knee pads & full helmet on. Bye!


California Bay Area residents have all sorts of places nearby as summer weekend getaways. There's Big Sur, Yosemite, Redwood Forests, Half Moon Bay, Pebble Beach and Napa Valley. Nearby Lake Tahoe has normally been reserved for wintertime weekends, when the Sierra Nevadas beckon skiers and snowboarders.

With the economy still sluggish, however, Lake Tahoe has also become a favored destination for that typical all-American family vacation, without the added expense and aggravation of flights during peak season. Just about a four-drive from the Bay Area, it's still far enough away that you can feel you've really been somewhere different, away from the fog in high elevation with strong sunshine and hot, mid-day temperatures.

What's there to do in summer? Plenty for the athletic.

Read Huffington Post travel clip.




 China Deals Down


                   $ Invested                   # of Deals           


                 $1.9B   - 43%                  103   -38%      


1st half 2012 / same period 2011 

Source: Dow Jones Venture Source



Swedish consultancy Kairos Future and its China lab have mined a Chinese database of invention patents for insights on the evolution of China's R&D landscape. The result is a map of innovation in China, a report on China's "three waves of innovation", and a few short videos. The results can be found at



Just Dial's IPO could turn up the volume for Indian tech startups to catch China's lead. See Forbes.  


China's contract research outfit TigerMed raises nearly $80 million in IPO on ChiNext exchange


Focus Media's bid to go private sees $3.5 billion buyout offer from private equity groups 



Greycroft leads $6 million, round two investment in China's Ap Store Analytics



GGV Capital raises $625 million in new funds to target China, U.S.


Sequoia Capital aims for $335 million for more China deals


Asia Alternatives closes on $1.5 billion for Asian fund of funds


Infinity Venture Partners secures $75 million for China and Japan deals


London's Origo Patners brings in $60 million for China cleantech fund



Asia Connect Conference: The Mobile Future, Silicon Valley 


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Is China Really On Par With Silicon Valley By 2016? 

Can the Emerging BRIC Nations Measure Up to China?

VC Pulse: Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing

Tech Chats with Star Entrepreneurs




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

Gary Matuszak, Partner and Global Chair, TMT, KPMG

Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group

Melissa Ma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Asia Alternatives


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 KINDLE OFFER Frank Yu and Kindle edition


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

Startup Asia for only $9.99. Just click Kindle. That's Beijing entrepreneur Frank Yu displaying his Kindle edition with the author of Startup Asia.


For Speaking Engagements and video clips of presentations, see 
Rebecca at NASSCOM and Talks. 

See Video clip of panelists Raghav Bahl and Rebecca Fannin with NASSCOM former President Kiran Karnik, discussing "Chinovation and Indovation, Competition or Cooperation?"  NASSCOM 2012, Mumbai
On September 20, author and journalist Rebecca Fannin will 
be speaking at the Asia Entrepreneurship Forum in Macau. See agenda.