Silicon Dragon                           NEWS                                             May 2014  
  Featured Event:
Let's Make a Deal!
May 15
Four Seasons Hotel
  David Chao
"Maybe we are not in a tech bubble but on the Verge of a
New Tech Revolution?"  
David Chao, DCM - VC investor in VIPShop, Renren, Dangdang, and many more
Featured Speakers:
VC Investor / Dealmaker Panel: 
David Chao, Co-founder & GP, DCM
Richard Hsu, MD, Intel Capital
William Bao Bean, MD SingTel Innov8
Rui Ma, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Joseph Chang, Partner, Sidley
Hong Chen, Chairman, The Hina Group
Anna Fang, GM, Zhen Fund
Philipp Georgi, MD, SuperSonic Ventures
Tech Chats with Star Entrepreneurs:  
  Alan Guo, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Light in the Box
Si Shen, Co-Founder & CEO,
Tina Shi, Deputy Manager, Mobile,
Paul Carsten, Thomson Reuters
Chen Liang, Financial Times
Frank Yu, Startup Digest
 Kang Zhou, Amazon 
May 15, 2014
5-9 pm
Cocktails and Appetizers
Thanks to our Sponsors
HK Cyberport
Highland Capital Partners
by May 2 for the
early bird discount
Silicon Dragon NY
June 25
Top Markets
for Innovations
David Rose
Speakers (preliminary)
David Rose, CEO, Gust, and
Author, Angel Investing
(Wiley, April 2014)
Vicky Wu, Co-Founder,
fashion ecommerce site ZaoZao


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  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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 Hong Kong startups get a boost from Beijing, Shenzen and Silicon Valley investors at Silicon Dragon @ HK_Cyberport 2014 


Thanks to our speakers Jack Jia, Benjamin Qiu, Cyril Ebersweiler, Mae Wang (above), Edith Right, Allison Baum, Yat Siu, Hanson Cheah, Rex Sham, Benjamin Joffe, Ilissa Howard, Napolean Biggs, Egidio Zarella, Ron Cao, Zach Smith, Herman Lam, Iain Reed (below) and to Elsa Chan, Patrick Leung, Jonathan Buford, Casey Lau and Lawrence Morgan.


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VC Investments in Asia: A Perspective 


   1. Global $48.5 B

  2. U.S.   $33.1 B

 3. China  $3.5 B

 4. India  $1.8 B



1. Global $47.6 B

2. U.S.    $32.8 B

3. China   $5.0 B

4. India    $1.6 B




Source: Dow Jones VentureSource




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


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Shanghai, August 1

Hong Kong, October 1


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Weibo IPO

China's Twitter-like Weibo Tests Its Appeal with New York IPO

See Rebecca's post on Weibo at


From A-Z, Your Guide to China's Hottest Internet IPOs

See Forbes post: Alibaba to YY


 Jack Ma

Ma faces test of Alibaba's magic with listing on stock exchange

See Guardian article, Jack Ma at the helm 


China's Wuxi Pharma Tech invests in  TruTag Technologies, developers of an invisible, edible barcode designed to stop the spread of fake pills around the world. TruTag Chairman Hank Wuh, based in Hawaii, recently spoke at Silicon Dragon in the Valley.


PPDai, a large peer-to-peer online lending platform in China, raises VC finance from Lightspeed China Partners, Sequoia Capital China and NYSE-listed Noah Holdings. Lightspeed's MD Ron Cao led the round of financing. Ron spoke at Silicon Dragon HK 2014.


CDH is looking to raise $150 million for a final close of its third China VC fund.


DT Capital invests $19 million in Shenzhen-based online decorating company.


CTrip injects $200 million in ticketing site     


You can still make money in Chinese real estate... so says Hang Lung Chairman Ronnie Chan


How Sequoia Capital China wins in China when so many have lost. Forbes post, Midas series. Leader Neil Shen spoke at Silicon Dragon Beijing 2013.


This Hong Kong startup wants to help women of all shapes and sizes find the perfect dress


As expected, Tesla has a lot of challenges ahead in China.


3 Reasons Why a Chinese Economic Crisis Is Unlikely - China Real Time Report - WSJ


Alibaba Makes $1.22 Billion Bet on China's Online Video Market with 16% stake in Youku -





Shopping in China: Are Any of These Real? In Looking for a Xiaomi Phone, Fakes Outnumber Authentic Ones - WSJ


Alibaba and UCWeb team up to make another Chinese search engine, this time on mobile


Apple's Fans Are Bulls In A China (Mobile) Shop - Forbes


Apple, Be Afraid: China's Xiaomi Going Global - Forbes 



Japanese #accounting software company Freee raises $8M Series B funding from DCM & Infinity Venture Partners






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May 5-7, 2014   Sydney


Moderator: The Asian Business Angel Forum 2014

May 21-22, 2014    Hong Kong



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