Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                      January 2014  
  Featured Event:
  Silicon Dragon in London  
Strategies for Scaling Up
in China:  
Just in time for
Year of the Horse!  
Canary Wharf's Level 39
One Canada Square
February 7, 2014
4-9 PM
  Tech Chats
with Entrepreneurs Succeeding in China
Venture Capital Panel on fund-raising, hot sectors, M&A deals and IPOs
Economic outlook for China's Tech Economy
Keynote by serial social entrepreneur
Lord Wei 
Networking Reception
  Lord Wei
Lord Wei (Nat Wei)
Kelvin Au 
Kelvin Au, Metail Asia      


Nigel Toon

 Nigel Toon, XMOS
Read how Nigel is  expanding his U.K.-based startup in China, here, at Forbes.   
VCs Mike Powell and David Mott
Anand sunderji  Fabian Wong
Dealmakers Anand Sunderji, Fabian Wong
Eric Van der Kleij
Tech Experts Tim Watkins, VP, Huawei and
Eric Van der Kleij, Level 39
  Alpesh Patel
  Dealmaker and technologist Alpesh Patel
   Silicon Dragon @Canary Wharf
Silicon Dragon MC Rebecca Fannin



Our 2014 
  Silicon Dragon Global Events

  February 7, London
March 20, San Francisco
April 15, HK Cyberport
May 15, Beijing
August 21, Sydney
September 18, Shanghai
October 2, Silicon Valley
November 13, HK Awards
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Forecast for R&D spending growth 2012-2014: 

China: 22%

U.S.: 4%  


Top Global M&A Deals of 2013

2 of the top 10 deals had China buyers

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Another Mega Venture Deal

China Tech Startup Nabs $120 Million To Go Global With Softbank's Support

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Economist - China




China loses its allure for mulinationals. Is the golden era over? The Chinese economy and where it's headed.

Read  Economist cover story


Businesswoman Chen Xiao Ying, Chinese Gov't Win Big From Alibaba's Citic 21CN Investment, by Russell Flannery at Forbes


From Weibo to WeChat: Sensitive online discussion in China has shifted. Read article by
Gady Epstein in The Economist 


Chinese Internet Traffic Redirected to Small Wyoming House, by David Barboza  New York Times


Why Hong Kong may be the best city to start a company, quoting Nest CEO Simon Squibb on Bloomberg


China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven, article in The Guardian 


David Barboza story in NYT on WeChat, or Weixin: A Popular Chinese Social Networking App Blazes Its Own Path New York Times


Most of WeChat's users are in China, but the app is looking to grow in the U.S. by tapping into Google contact lists. WSJD


The Man Behind Alibaba's Eventual I.P.O.

Joe Tsai


I intend to buy The New York Times, please don't take it as a joke - OP-ED - 


SAIF invests $30 million in Chinese fashion platform YOHO!


Orchid Asia, SAIF back Chinese game developer Linekone with $80 million  


WestSummit raises $325 million for tech funds targeting investments in China, Europe and U.S.





India's e-commerce site First Cry raises $15 million from Vertex, IDG and SAIF 


Blume Ventures leads seed round for India's Turtle Yogi 


Digital education firm iProf based in New Delhi raises $9 million with VCs Norwest Venture Partners and IDG in tow


Inventus Capital Partners closes $106 million fund focusing on Silicon Valley and Indian entrepreneurs


Mayfield reaches $86 million for second India fund



Technology Crossover Ventures injects $30 million in SiteMiner's hotel platform




Speaking Appearances

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European Technology Leaders Summit 2014

February 4, London

hosted by DLA Piper


The Asian Business Angel Forum 2014

May 21-22

Hong Kong








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