Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                      Nov. 12, 2013  



Our 2013 
  Silicon Dragon Awards

Best Entrepreneur and VC Deal of the Year:
Greater China
November 14, 5-8 PM
  Hong Kong


2012 entrepreneur award winners:

Tencent team for WeChat -  

Ian Chan, Poshu Yeung, Norman Lam



2012 VC award winner:

Hurst Lin, DCM 



2013 winners to be announced

at our awards reception,

November 14 



VC / Dealmaker Panel
Brian Wong
 Seacliff Partners
James Mi
Lightspeed China
Henry Wong 
Garage Ventures
Jeffrey Chi
 Vickers Ventures
Egidio Zarella 
StartMeUp.HK Preview
Simon Galpin, InvestHK
Cocktail Reception  
KPMG Hysan Place
Level 23 
    500 Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Thanks to our sponsors:
Morrison & Foerster
KPMG, InvestHK
December 4-7
22 semi-finalists have been selected from 384 entries. 12 finalists will go to HK to pitch and network during
November 19
Ming's Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA


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Startup Asia Tech Chat: Daniel Friedman, CEO, Ninja Blocks in Sydney

Startup Asia Sydney 2013


Tech Chat: Daniel Friedman, Ninja Blocks

Startup Asia Tech Chat: Rick Baker, Blackbird & Melanie Perkins, Canva
Tech Chat: Melanie Perkins, Canva
Startup Asia VC panel: Rebecca Fannin with Australia's leading dealmakers
Dealmaker panel


November 7, 2013 5-9pm

Hong Kong House, Sydney


 3 Tech Chats, Dealmaker Panel,

Cocktail Reception & Networking


Dealmaker panelists: Bill Bartee, Blackbird Ventures;

David Morris, DLA Piper; Benjamin Chong, Right Click Capital; Jana Matthews, ANZ InnovyzSTART;

Hamish Hawthon, ATP Innovations

Welcome: Cameron Boardman, InvestHK 

Tech entrepreneurs: Andrew Rallings, Atlassian; Daniel Friedman, Ninja Blocks; Melanie Perkins, Canva with Rick Baker, Blackbird Ventures

Moderators: Ben Hurley, Fairfax Business Media;

Rose Powell, StartupSmart  

MC & Moderator, Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon & Forbes 


David Morris, Rebecca  Cameron Boardman


Thanks to our Sponsors:

DLA Piper, InvestHK, ANZ InnovyzSTART


Programmed by Silicon Dragon,



  FeatThoughtful China panelured Article

Thoughtful China: VC Investing in China


Featuring Silicon Dragon panelists Gary Rieschel of Qiming Ventures and Perry Chui of Steamboat Ventures in Shanghai with Journalist Rebecca Fannin, anchor Trevor Lai and producer Normandy Madden.

The show also features interviews with Jessica Shu of Affinity China and William Bao Bean of SingTel Innov8.


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China is a leading source of scientific research papers, true and false, real and fraudulent


How China Internet giant Tencent is buying its way into the world's richest Internet market, the U.S.   


Private equity bets on luxury auto dealerships in China.


Chinese firms going global #ChinaOutbound


Old age hath yet its honor and toil for Pony and Jack Ma, who said they fear falling out of touch w/ young 'uns:


 China's squeeze on western media is working (for the CCP) in ways outsiders can't appreciate.


China's building the highest bullet train track in the world. (will pass by the Dalai Lama's birthplace)


Beijing approval for Alibaba/Baidu entrance to financial industry shows one direction for banking reform


Baidu splashes money on Digione, a mobile firm that wants to overthrow Xiaomi as China's smartphone king


Chinese cloner makes HTC One rip-off called "Galaxy 56"


380K Xiaomi devices totaling Y500 million sold in a few hours on China Singles Day


Alibaba breaks online sales record in China. So what are Chinese online shoppers buying? Video


Qunar and go public in New York


Chinese search engine Baidu has invested in Digione, a Shenzhen-based hanset manufacturer


Innovation Works backs Chinese IT job website Neitu with $410,000


Google has partnered with The Chinese University of Hong Kong to launch a one-year incubation program to help students and young entrepreneurs build their own businesses.



Sequoia leads $16m investment in Cloudnine hospital chain in Bangalore with existing investor Matrix Partners. 


Matrix invests Series A funding in Shotformats Digital Works, a distribution and digital entertainment company.  



Globis invests $700,000 in Pixta, the Japanese company behind stock photo and online storage service site


V-Cube, a Japanese developer of web conferencing systems backed by Globis and Intel Capital, has filed for a Tokyo IPO.



H&Q Korea is buying a 49.9% interest in JobKorea, the South Korean operation of Monster Worldwide, for $90 million.  



Startup Asia Sydney 2013: AUS startups & VCs bridge the gap


The pivots behind the ANZ Innovyz Start's graduating pitches: 




 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.