Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                      March 13, 2014  
  Upcoming Event:
April 15
 Cyberport crowd 
 Showcasing Innovations
in Technology and
Finance with a 
China Spin
Featured Speakers:
Ron Cao, Managing Partner, Lightspeed China, talks about his investment in bitcoin exchange
BTC China
Zach Smith, Founder, Makerbot, chats about how his team revolutionized
3-D printing
 Makerbot co-founder 
Venture Capital and 
Dealmaker Panel
Cyril Ebersweiler, SOS Ventures  
Jack Jia, GSR Ventures
Xing Liu, Sequoia Capital China
Edith Yeung, Right Ventures 
Felix Lam, Red Chapel Advisors
Mae Wong, Focus Ventures
Patrick Loofbourrow, Cooley
Tytus Michalski, Fresco Capital Advisors
Tech Chats with founders
 of hardware, fashion and biomedical startups
Jonathan Buford, Makible
Rex Sham, Insight Robotics
Ilissa Howard, Milk and Honey Shoes
Winnie Leung, eNano Health
April 15, 2014
Hong Kong Cyberport
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Our 2014 
  Silicon Dragon Global Events

  February 7, London
March 13, San Francisco
April 15, HK Cyberport
May 15, Beijing
August 21, Sydney
September 18, Shanghai
October 2, Silicon Valley
November 13, Awards
For speaking and sponsorship inquiries, please email



Catching up with Hong Kong VC pals

Emanuel Breiter, Tytus Michalski and Felix Lam, just arriving in the Bay Area from SXSW in Austin.       



  Benjamin Joffe


Tech entrepreneur and startup strategist Benjamin Joffe paying a visit in the Valley from Beijing and Shenzhen


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Check Out Fog City For Its Startup Mix

 of East Meets West THIS THURSDAY!


Leading venture capitalists and tech entrepreneurs are settling in San Francisco for its vibrant startup scene and capitalizing on international right from Fog City. They're scaling companies in e-commerce, gaming, wearables, the Internet of things, and more that have funding from the likes of pros Jerry Yang, John Sculley, VinoMatt Zitzmannd Khosla, Marissa Mayer, Jack Ma, Kai-fu Lee, Vinod Khosla, Marc Andreessen and Li Ka-shing.

Despite lots of would-be Silicon Valleys around the world from London to Hong Kong, the Bay Area continues to be a focal point. It's the place that anyone interested in exploring innovation opportunities does not miss. The Bay Area is a crossroads uniting east and west.

Take for example some leading edge startups in San Francisco such as gaming tech player Kamcord started up by Matt Zitzmann, Peter Szulczewski of ecommerce startup Wish or Yitao Guan of social gaming company FunPlus. All have some sort of connection to Asia, primarily China.

Read Forbes post, Fog City Tech.


Be sure to see the video interviews with Peter, Yitao and Matt on Silicon Dragon Video.


While you're at it, check out Startup Asia Video too!


It's Not to Late to Sign Up for
Silicon Dragon Fog City 2014
March 13, 4-9pm
PCH International tech accelerator
135 Mississippi Street (at 18th St.)
Victoria Wu, Director-International, WeChat US  
Dealmaker Speakers
 Alex Hartigan, Steamboat Ventures
Chris Evdemon, Innovation Works
David Lam, WestSummit Capital
Hans Tung, GGV Capital
Jim Boettcher, Focus Ventures
Mavis Yee, Nixon Peabody
Nazar Yasin, Rise Capital
Tech Entrepreneurs
Sonny Vu, Misfit Wearables
Peter Szulczewski, Wish
Yitao Guan, FunPlus
Matt Zitzmann, Kamcord
Cocktail Reception on the Patio


Watch out

     Watch out, Silicon Valley: China IS       Gaining Ground


Rebecca's BBC Capital article, February 2014 quotes VCs David Chao, Chris Evdemon, Hans Tung and Hany Nada, among others





Alibaba is buying 60% of ChinaVision Media for HK$6.24 billion. Reorient is a financial adviser on the deal. 


DCM closes its seventh fund at $330 million for investment in China, Japan and the U.S. 


Tencent to buy 15% of B2C e-commerce platform in Beijing ahead of its IPO


Shenzhen Capital leads $10 million financing for wearables maker Codoon


Chinese education provider Tarena International backed by IDG and JAFCO heads for NASDAQ IPO


China's online pet store Boqii raises $25 million in financing led by return investor Goldman Sachs  


Fosun Venture Capital continues dealmaking spree with $20 million in China education firm Uniquedu


Ventech Capital invests Series A round in China's Zhenpu Education


SIG, Sequoia Capital and Zhen Fund co-invest $10 million in China mobile search app Mobvoi 


Qiming Venture leads $15 million investment for Chinese personal finance app developer Hangzhou Wacai Finance, along with IDG Venture and CDH Investments



Gree Ventures and Transcosmos invest $10 million in online beauty store Luxola




eBay leads $134 million funding for Indian online marketplace Snapdeal 


India VC firm Nexus raises $110 million for follow-on financings for existing portfolio companies



Blackbird VC set to close $22 million on its debut fund for investing in Aussie startups




China's Connected Consumers: a survey by KPMG that analyzes responses from 10,200 online luxury shoppers in China and their spending patterns. The report delves into the impact of social media and mobile communications. Download the report here.



Speaking Appearances


Keynote Speaker:

CeBIT Australia

May 5-7, 2014




 The Asian Business Angel Forum 2014

May 21-22, Hong Kong



China Investment Surge in U.S. High Tech

Asia Society

 April 1, San Francisco


AngelVest/AAMA Shanghai

VC Outlook 

March 19, Shanghai









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