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|Silicon Dragon London speakers Hermann Hauser, Adam Cooke, Bruno Bensaid, Martin Bloom, Savio Kwan, Alexander Trewby, Leon Gillespie, Jason Ma, Oscar Jazdowski|
Wall Street Journal: Silicon Dragon London 2013
ROUNDUP OF SILICON LONDON
Dim Sum at Chinese floating restaurant near Canary Wharf
(photo credit-Gareth Wong)
London's Silicon Roundabout community doesn't seem to have a clue about China.
How can I say that? And why should it matter?
I'd been warned by startup investors, investment bankers, lawyers and accountants who swim in both China and U.K. entrepreneurial ponds not to expect tech city London to be all that [...]
See Forbes clip, Roundabout
London may still have its traditional black cabs, double-decker busses, red phone booths, the West End theatre district and that rhythmic "mind the gap" phrase as some of the more familiar reminders of the city's culture.
But a lot has changed over the last decade in this capital city as London has taken on the buzz of a startup haven with tech accelerators and incubators, and with the Olympics not far behind it, become a model of a well-run modern metropolis. As an occasional visitor to the city, it can be easier to spot these not-so-subtle changes that locals may not pick up on a daily basis.
|Alice Bentinck of Entrepreneurs First|
I was in London to do some reporting on the new Silicon Roundabout that's sprung up in the gritty East End district and to host Silicon Dragon London.
The area is home to Google campus, co-working space TechHub, accelerators Seedcamp and Entrepreneurs First, a crowdfunding platform Seedrs, and dozens of early stage startups such as data analytics firm Growth Intelligence.
See Forbes post,
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| Tech chat: Alexander Trewby with Leon Gillespie|
|Dealmaker panel: Bruno Bensaid, Hermann Hauser, Adam Cooke, Martin Bloom|
Kai-Fu Lee's Adventures in Chinese Social Media
Silicon China as Seen by Clyde Preskowitz
(the article is based on the KPMG Global Tech Innovation report I co-wrote, and my interviews with Tencent, IBM, Box, and several venture investors and tech futurists
Chinese vacation-rental website Tujia.com has closed a Series B round of funding, taking the total amount of investment it has received to $64 million. Investors include Qiming Venture
Partners, GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CDH Ventures and Chinese online travel agent Ctrip, one of the largest shareholders in Tujia.com.
Sequoia Capital is reportedly raising a separate seed fund in the "tens of millions" as part of its Sequoia Scouts initiative to empower founders and entrepreneurs it's worked with to invest for the firm.
Beijing-based social gaming startup CMUNE completes its funding from DCM and its Android-focused fund for expansion to tablets. Interesting twists: the founders are all foreigners and CMUNE is one of the very rare global startups from Asia.
More privatizations: NASDAQ-listed Chinese biotechnology firm 3SBio has agreed to a privatization bid valuing the company at $340 million, with its CEO and CITIC Private Equity on board.
7 Days enters agreement to merge with Keystone Lodging Holdings and go private in a deal backed by
Carlyle Asia Partners III, Sequoia Capital China Growth 2010 Fund and an affiliate of Actis. Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/02/28/4655561/7-days-group-holdings-limited.html#storylink=cpy
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