Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                                   Oct 18, 2013   
Silicon Dragon  
Sydney 2013 
November 7, 5-8PM
  The Bridge to Silicon Valley, China and Emerging Markets: Startup Strategies 
Bill Bartee
 Southern Cross Venture Partners, Blackbird Ventures
Hamish Hawthorne
ATP Innovations
Benjamin Chong 
Right Click Capital 
Jana Matthews
David Morris
 DLA Piper
Rebecca Fannin
Silicon Dragon / Startup Asia
Andrew Rallings
VP-Operations, Atlassian
 Daniel Friedman
 CEO, Ninja Blocks
Cocktail Reception  
 Hong Kong House
    80 Druitt Street, Sydney 
  Thanks to our sponsors:
DLA Piper, InvestHK
By invitation only and
Silicon Dragon Circle members 
Silicon Dragon Awards
  Entrepreneur and VC of the Year
 Plus tech and VC panel:
Jeff Chi, Vickers Capital Group
Rui Ma, 500 Startups
Henry Wong, Garage Ventures
Brian Wong, Seacliff Partners
Li Gong, SAP, My Runway
James Mi, Lightspeed China
November 14, 2013, 5-8PM
Hysan Place, 23rd floor
500 Hennessy Road
 For sponsorship and
speaking opportunities, email
October 22, San Jose
Silicon Dragon members
enter code Dragon 20 for 20% discount 
Demo Day, ANZ InnovyzSTART
Adelaide, November 4
December 2-7
12 finalists have been selected for the StartMeUp.HK program. They include five ventures from the U.S., two each from India and Canada, and one each from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Israel. Three award winners will be chosen at a special program, Dec. 5.  

Panelists Lily Zheng, Deloitte; Karen Boezi, Redwood Bioscience; Rebecca Fannin, Diana Ding, DingDingTV;

Elizabeth Xu, Axciom at HYSTA in SF

  Silicon Dragon Talks
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November 17, Berkeley 
HKVCA Investment Conference
December 6, Hong Kong
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London, February 3-4, 2014
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It's a Wrap on the (Sand) Hill!

VC/Dealmaker panelists:  Rob Trice, Portia Ku, Melissa Guzy, John Dougery, Hans Tung, Hany Nada, moderator Rebecca Fannin
Hank Wuh, TruTag Technologies chats with Diana Ding
Innovator Hank Wuh, TruTag Technologies, chats with Diana Ding

Silicon Dragon & Tiger on Sand Hill Road 2013



Tech Chat: Hank Wuh, Chairman, TruTag Technologies
Tech Chat: Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile
Innovation Spotlight: Steve Goldberg, Gary Matuszak, Naveen Dhar

Steve Goldberg, Venrock; Gary Matuszak, KPMG; Naveen Dhar, Huawei

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Thanks to our sponsors O'Melveny & Myers, InvestHK, KPMG
 Startup Asia News  NEWS


KPMG spills the data on tech trends 

 Cloud, mobile, big data, biometrics, artificial intelligence - are leading the innovation parade from Main Street to corporate parks. These are the engines of rapid transformation in a technologically rooted future. Just about half the far-out science fiction technologies from past entertainment programs such as Star Trek, The Jetsons or Terminator exists today.

See KPMG Tech Innovation 2013 report, with contributions and interviews by Rebecca Fannin.



The recent opening of Draper University's Hero City drew quite a crowd to the streets of San Mateo to watch rappellers descending down the former Ben Franklin hotel and enjoy other festivities -- all in the name of risk-taking and creating future entrepreneurial stars.    



SPECIAL REPORT: The 2013 Forbes China 400 Rich List.

 The 100 wealthiest are worth $316.45 billion, up an amazing 44% from 2012.    


Video: Chinese investment in the U.S., a discussion with Jim Rogers, Wang Jianlin, John King and more


Stephen Roach says fears of a China slowdown are vastly overblown


Sierra Ventures leads $10 million financing of China's social marketing service Social Touch. GGV Capital and Legend Capital participated in the Series C round.  


 IDG Capital has funneled $40 million to Chinese catering chain Quanjude, known best for its Peking duck dishes


 ClearVue Partners and Oak Investment Partners inject $15 million investment in Chinese shopping portal B5M. 




Sequoia Capital pours $4 million in data center automation startup Idea Device. 


IDG Ventures India and Inventus put $2 million in Unbxd, a product recommendation platform for e-commerce companies. 




New Zealand's accounting software company Xero Bolsters U.S. Beachhead for Intuit Attack with nearly $150 million in investment from Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, others

I spotlighted Xero in this recent Forbes post:


 Accel looks to up its deals in Australia in search of more new heroes following a win with OzForex IPO


"Great week for ANZ tech. IPO at Ozforex Cap raising at Xero & prospectus lodged at Freelancer" -- Paul Bassat, Square Peg Capital




It was fun being interviewed by

BBC Radio's program World Tonight on one of my fave subjects,

 'Is This The Asia Century?'





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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.