Hong Kong 2012
Where Asia's Venture VIPs,
Power LPs, Tech Stars Meet:
China Club, Nov. 15
General Partner, DCM
WHEN: November 15, 5-7pm
WHERE: China Club
Old Bank of China Building,
Venture Pulse, Tech Chat,
Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur Award Presentation
Morrison & Foerster
Rebecca Fannin at China Club,
our venue for
Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2012
Silicon Dragon HK 2012
By Invitation Only
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When Will China Get Another Baidu?
|Silicon Dragon Sand Hill 2012 VCs Feng Deng, Dixon Doll, Stuart Schonberger, Stella Jin, MoFo's Chuck Comey|
Is China going to have another Baidu, Alibaba or Tencent? Well, maybe but probably not too soon.
The chance of betting on a charismatic leader with a good product and riding the economic growth and market opportunity to a successful IPO has narrowed. That doesn't mean it's over for China's venture investors and entrpreneurs.
It's just going to take a little longer to get to that next big deal, agreed a panel at Silicon Dragon on Sand Hill 2012.
See Silicon Asia beat at Forbes: Next Baidu.
See Silicon Dragon Video: China at the Crossroads.
Go Public, Take Private, Make A Deal
|Dealmaker panelists David Chen, David Lam, David Williams and Valerie Leung with moderator Eric Savitz, Forbes|
The window is nearly shut for Chinese companies to go public in the U.S. while shares of listed Chinese stocks are bottoming out. What are smart investors and startup founders doing about it?
The new trend to realize an investment return are doing an M&A deal, taking a company private ala Focus Media and 7Days, and focusing only the winners in a portfolio. So said panelists at Silicon Dragon on Sand Hill 2012.
See Silicon Asia beat at Forbes: Make a Deal.
See Silicon Dragon Video: Go Public.
Above: Eagle Yi, Tencent with Jonathan Lau, Temasek
Andy Tsao, Silicon Valley Bank with Joshua Miller, Okay.com
Brewer Stone, Pacific Crest Securities
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Social networking and gaming company Renren has teamed up with Pinguo Technology to offer its location-based software on mobile over Renren's wireless open interface.
Ginger Software raises $5.4 million in a fourth round from Harbor Pacific Capital and Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures to ramp up its language recognition software. The company is led by CEO Netanel Jacobssson, who also was behind Chinese Internet browser Maxthon in its early startup days.
Softbank's deal to take a 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion will spur innovation, says David Chao, co-founder of DCM.
See Bloomberg video.
Six Chinese companies have 'going private' deals in the works since September 2012 -- and more than 20 are trading below their net asset value.
See Seeking Alpha.
Women at the Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Startup Success?
A new report from Dow Jones VentureSource looks at the impact female executives have had on the U.S. venture capital business over the last 15 years. The report analyzes the proportion of female execs by industry, venture-backed and exited companies, and even in failed companies by industry.
China tops Japan and the U.S. as the world's top patent filer, according to a recently released research report from Thomson Reuters. But volume alone can't help China move from "made in China" to "designed in China." What's also needed is an improvement in the quality of patents. Behind the increase in patent applications is Chinese government incentives for companies in China to file for patents.
Fusion Entrepreneurs, by journalist Edward Iwata, Sept. 2012.
The global economy and cultural diversity are converging on a grand scale. The book highlights the forces that are changing the business world, from pop culture to innovation to entrepreneurship. At the heart of this transformation is a rising breed of executive who hails from many hues and backgrounds. Iwata interviews David Neeleman of JetBlue, Ralph de la Vega of AT&T Mobility, Claudia Fan Munce of IBM Venture Capital and Carlos Ghosn of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Make A Difference (MaD) Venture Fellows Program invites applications from innovative and high-impact entrepreneurs based in Asia or interested in links with Asia. MaD applicants should have at least one-year track record and the founder should be 35 or under at the time the startup was set up.
The MaD Venture Fellows will be invited to attend a 5-day program in Hong Kong, Jan. 23-27, to meet potential investors and partners, and to network in the Hong Kong business and tech ecosytem.
For more info, see www.MaD.asia.
The Fuchun Resort on a hillside tea plantation near Hangzhou is one of the most beautiful and silent places I've ever visited. Built by a Taiwanese exec as a place of respite, it's a great escape from the hustle of China's urbanization. There's an 18-hole golf course here, but rarely a golfer in sight. Things to do include well . . . just enjoying the scenery.
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|Panelists Porter Bibb of MediaTech Capital and John Allen of the Greater China Corp. with moderator and speaker Rebecca Fannin at World Technology Network, New York, October 23|
|MC Rebecca Fannin with speakers HK Government CIO Daniel Lai, Cyberport CEO Herman Lam and Shui On Group GM Richard Tan at Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office luncheon, Santa Clara, October 10|