Silicon Dragon
February 2013                                                                     
Featured Events
Digital Media Innovators
& The VC Connection
  meat packing startups
Jim Robinson,
RRE Ventures
Brian Cohen,
New York Angels &
lead investor, Pinterest
Brian Cohen
Kamran Ansari,
 Greycroft Partners;
Glenn Nash,
Porter Bibb,
MediaTech Capital
Jimmy Maymann,
Huffington Post
Rich Karlgaard,
Alex Iskold,
Dave Otten
 Long Tail Video
 Venue: NASDAQ MarketSite
Times Square, NYC
 When: March 21, 5-9PM
From Startup to Scale
Key Speakers:
Fritz Demopoulos,
Qunar / Queen's Road Capital
Neil Shen,
Sequoia Capital
Melissa Guzy,
Arbor Partners Asia
Dave McClure, 
500 Startups
Tytus Michalski,
Fresco Capital Advisors 
Ted Lai,
BBC / AngelVest 
Yat Siu
Anthony Zameczkowski, YouTube
Richard Chan
 Iron Fire Capital
  Cyberport venue
Venue: Cyberport
Hong Kong
When: April 18, 3-9PM
Tech Stars of Tomorrow
Opposite House, May 29
Tech chat: Benjamin Joffe,
Co-founder, CMUNE
China's Venture Hub 
September 12 
Dragon Innovators
Go Global
 October 3
Entrepreneur/VC Award 
November 14
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  Startup Asia


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Hermann Hauser, Bruno Bensaid, Martin Bloom, Adam Cooke
Silicon Dragon London speakers Hermann Hauser, Adam Cooke, Bruno Bensaid, Martin Bloom, Savio Kwan, Alexander Trewby, Leon Gillespie, Jason Ma, Oscar Jazdowski
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  Wall Street Journal: Silicon Dragon London 2013
Silicon Dragon at Canary Wharf

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,



See Video Clips and More Photos at
       Chat: Jason Ma and Oscar Jazdowski


Silicon Dragon chats with Alibaba's Savio Kwan


Chat with Alibaba's Savio Kwan

Silicon Dragon London 2013: Alexander Trewby with Leon Gillespie
 Tech chat: Alexander Trewby with Leon Gillespie
Silicon Dragon London 2013, dealmaker panel
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 has closed a Series B round of funding, taking the total amount of investment it has received to $64 million. Investors include Qiming Venture

zodiac snake-like dragon Partners, GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CDH Ventures and Chinese online travel agent Ctrip, one of the largest shareholders in


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:



 Rebecca and Kai-Fu LeeKanwal RekhiVictor Koo with Silicon DragonHurst Lin, Rebecca Fannin  

Join Kai-Fu Lee, Kanwal Rekhi, Victor Koo, Hurst Lin (above) and many other lead ventures investors, inventors, and entrepreneurs in the circle






1. Introductions and connections in the extended Silicon Dragon network of leading venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs and emerging company executives in Asia, the U.S. and Europe

2. Discounts on Silicon Dragon events and affiliate programs 

3. Autographed copy of Startup Asia book, by Rebecca A. Fannin  

4. Opportunity to recommend speakers for Silicon Dragon events

and more!  





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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.


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Speaking Engagements & Media Appearances     

Contact Leading Authorities in Washington, DC Rebecca in Shanghai 2012
for bookings 

Upcoming Talk:
  US China Business Connections
HSBC Bank Headquarters,
452 5th Ave. New York City     March 21, 2013, 8AM-10AM