Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                         mid-April, 2014  
  Featured Event:
April 15
 Cyberport crowd 
Innovation and Finance Showcase
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, RightVentures
Felix Lam, Red Chapel Advisors
Mae Wang, Focus Ventures
Benjamin Qiu, Cooley
Adam Lindemann, Mind Fund
Tech Chats with founders
 of hardware, energy, fashion and biomedical startups
Elsa Chan, Jetlun
Jonathan Buford, Makible
Rex Sham, Insight Robotics
Patrick Leung, eNano Health
Ilissa Howard,
Milk & Honey Shoes
Casey Lau, Benjamin Joffe, Yat Siu 
Allison Baum, Napolean Biggs, 
Lawrence Morgan, Iain Reed,  
Egidio Zarrella, KPMG 
April 15, 2014
Hong Kong Cyberport
Cocktails and Dinner Buffet   
Thanks to our Sponsors
HK Cyberport
Silicon Dragon Beijing
May 15
Go Public or Do A Deal
VCs & Founders Size Up
the Options
David Chao, DCM
Chuan Thor, Highland Capital Partners
     Anna Fang, Zhen Fund

Joseph Chan, Sidley

William Bao Bean, SingTel Innov8

Philipp Georgi, SuperSonic Ventures

Alan Guo, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Light in the Box

Hongyi Zhou, Co-founder & CEO,

Qihoo 360 Technology

Si Shen, Founder & CEO,

Papaya Mobile





  Silicon Dragon 2014 Global Events

  February 7, London
March 13, San Francisco
April 15, HK Cyberport
May 15, Beijing
June 25, New York
August 21, Sydney
September 18, Shanghai
October 2, Silicon Valley
November 13, HK Awards
November 20, Bangalore


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Posing with venture investors Claudia Fan Munce of IBM Venture Capital Group and Scott Sandell of NEA, and NVCA chairman. 

GTS, held at Draper University, San Mateo 




"China is in a 50-year tech bubble."


Scott Sandell, NEA




Tarent IPO, NASDAQ  


 Chinese Startups Cue Up IPOs After Drought


As Alibaba prepares to go public in New York, IT education service Tarena International became the first listing of the year from China, on NASDQAQ.

A handful of Chinese companies seek to go public this quarter in the U.S.

China's travel booking site Tuniu filed recently. SINA Weibo, China's Twitter, could be  next. Chinese companies are recovering from the doldrums of 2012 when keep reading Forbes post, drought ending.


China Power Shown with 3rd Place Ranking on Global Innovation Scales 

2013 rank

1. U.S. 27.8%

2. Japan 21.4%

3. China  10.5%


2008 rank

1. U.S. 32.7%

2. Japan 17.5%

6. China   3.7%


China's climb up the patent ranks has been remarkably fast, from 6th place in 2008, as the economy moves from made in China to invented in China.

Read Forbes post, climb.


Source: World Intellectual Property Organization




Announcing the Silicon Dragon

Award Series 2014


Apply to Win an Opportunity

to Present Your Startup at

Silicon Dragon events
 in Beijing, Shanghai,

Silicon Valley, Hong Kong


See criteria


Application deadlines for

Beijing, May 2

Shanghai, August 1

Hong Kong, October 1


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 China Counts on Forbes Midas 2014 List


About 20% of the top 100 venture capitalists ranked on the Forbes Midas list have been active deal makers in China. Among them are VCs Hans Tung, Jenny Lee (above), Richard Liu (above), Neil Shen, Hurst Lin, David Yuan -- and all are in the Silicon Dragon network!

See Forbes post on Midas List:

China Matters and Full Midas List.



China Bitcoin exchange BTC China backed by Lightspeed Faces Cooldown. Ceyuan funds rival OKCoin with $10M.

See Silicon Dragon Video with CEO Bobby King, at CoinSummit in San Francisco. BTC China's VC investor Ron Cao is speaking at Silicon Dragon in Hong Kong, April 15. Read Forbes post, BTC China.




Raise Capital has raised an inaugural fund of $100 million to invest in emerging markets. Ex-Tiger Global investor Nazar Yasin (pictured above) is managing partner at the new fund and has deep deal experience in such markets as China and Russia. 


GSR Ventures partner and serial entrepreneur Jack Jia has raised nearly $7 million for his startup, lifestyle tips app Trusper. DCM led the deal.   

Intel Capital is launching a $100 million fund to invest in smart devices in China.





New investment in business software company Atlassian values it at $3.3 billion. Accel originally backed the startup, its only outside VC financing. Now,

T. Rowe Price and Dragoneer Investment Capital will purchase up to $150 million from existing shareholders.

I wrote about Atlassian and interviewed co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes in Sydney last August.

See Atlassian at Forbes. That's my photo of Mike, above, at his Sydney office.




crowd-funding girls

 Speaker: Silicon Valley Crowd Funding Conference

April 3-4, 2014    Palo Alto, CA

Rebecca Fannin with panelists Tish Costello, Portfolia; Candace Klein, Dealstruck; AdaPia e'Errico, Patch of Land; Andrea Downs, Coastal Communications 



Speaker: CeBIT Australia

May 5-7, 2014   Sydney


Moderator: The Asian Business Angel Forum 2014

May 21-22, 2014    Hong Kong




AAMA: The New Payments Frontier

April 17, 2014   San Francisco  


 Global Mobile Internet Conference

May 5-6, 2014

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