Silicon Dragon        & TIGER NEWS                  November 2014

A Clue to Softbank's Big Deal in India:

Think Alibaba




With mega venture deals now hitting India's startup shores, it seems clearer than ever that my premise of a narrowing gap between China and India's tech scene is spot on. It's just taken longer than the five years I predicted in Startup Asia.

It's more like 10 years, if India can keep the momentum going.

Two major deals in late October in India speak to the opportunity:

$210 million by Softbank in the Uber of India, Olacabs

$627 million by Softbank in the eBay, GroupOn of India, Snapdeal






Featured Event:


Silicon Tiger
Bangalore 2014
November 20, 5pm
Royal Orchid Hotel
47/1 Manipal Centre
Dickensen Road
Bangalore, India
A New Chapter
For Startup India
Ventures in India are entering a new era as reforms kick in to give startups and innovation
 a boost. Don't miss this well-timed event.
Rahul Chowdhri 
Helion Ventures
Ranjith Menon
IDG Ventures
Sandeep Murthy
Lightbox Ventures
Bhavanipratap Rana 
Intel Capital
Sasha Mirchandani
Mumbai Angels, Kae Capital
Bhavish Aggarwal
Co-founder & CEO,
Hitendra Chaturvedi
Founder & CEO
V.S.S. Mani
Founder & CEO, JustDial
Amit Agarwal
Co-founder & CEO
VP, Amazon India
Rebecca Fannin
Silicon Dragon/Tiger
Chandan Raj
Cocktail reception and dinner buffet
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S&R Associates 
and event supporters:
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Silicon Dragon 2015 Global Events

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 Silicon Dragon Awards 2014

 November 13, Hong Kong


the winners of our annual awards for top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and dealmakers 


 Tech Chats With Leading Entrepreneurs

Tech Innovation Forecast

VC/Dealmaker Panel


Early bird valid this week


featuring these speakers:

Tina Ju Zheng Wang


Tina Ju, Founding & Manging Partner,

Kleiner Perkins China

Jixun Foo, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Tytus Michalski, Managing Director, Fresco Capital

Zheng Wang, Managing Director, Silver Lake


  Jeffrey Lyndon Ko      


Jeffrey Lyndon Ko, Co-founder & President, iDreamSky
Terence Kwok, Founder & CEO, Tink Labs
Simon Loong, Founder & CEO, WeLab
James Giancotti, Co-founder, Bigcolors
Cedric Delzenne, Director, The Founder Institute
Gary Matuszak, Partner, Global Chair, TMT, KPMG
Moderators: Rebecca Fannin (MC)
Napolean Biggs, WebWednesday Asia


Prior Winners


Kai-Fu Lee, Innovation Works

Liam Casey, PCH International


Poshu Yeung, Tencent

Hurst Lin, DCM


Richard Liu, Morningside Ventures

David Zhu, Divide


November 13, 2014   5:00 - 9:00 PM

Prince's Building, 8th floor,

10 Chater Road, Hong Kong, Central (KPMG)


Ticket includes

Cocktails & Appetizers

Networking Reception


Thanks to our sponsors:

Morrison & Foerster, InvestHK, KPMG



Silicon Dragon Talk - Alibaba and China's Tech Titans Buy Up US Startups

Silicon Dragon Talk:


 October program:

Alibaba and China's Tech Titans

Buy Up US Startups

featuring guests

Brad Bao, Fosun Kinzon Capital

Hany Nada, GGV Capital

Yong Liu, SVTech

Host: Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon


 Next Studio Shoot, Hong Kong, 13/11

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                                                             October 2, Draper University


Silicon Dragon Valley 2014 Videos



Hans Tung, Tim Draper, Yong Liu, David Lam, Jay Eum, Kelvin Chan

The BAT are Buying

Thiru Arunachalam, Eric Setton, Eric Savitz 

Tech's Future: What's Hot, What's Not

Osuke Honda, Carmen Chang, Gary Matuszak







Plans by China's smart phone maker Xiaomi to go global highlight a couple of significant trends in tech innovation today and challenges for the brand's success internationally.

Chinese tech companies are expanding overseas, with the U.S. clearly in their sightlines. But they haven't quite figured out the branding issues involved in going outside their home market - Xiaomi included.

Read Forbes post:
Xiaomi branding issues

Xiaomi aims to raise at $40 billion valuation and become world's most valuable private tech firm

China Buys Foreign Companies at a Record Pace

Why China Will Leapfrog the World in Internet of Things
Chinese mobile ad platform Lomark raises $30 million in Series B financing from DFJ Dragon, KPCB, Shenzhen Fortune Venture Capital and ABC Capital
Lilly Huang, Ming Yeh Silicon Valley Bank has created an Asia Link desk in the Bay Area to serve a wave of US and Asian emerging companies that are conducting business on both sides of the Pacific. Heading up SVB Asia Link are Ming Yeh and Lilly Huang, both who've moved back to the Bay Area from China (a growing relocation trend). Remember it was SVB that started the Sand Hill venture trek to China and India.  
Sequoia Capital leads $8 million funding in vehicle rental startup Zoomcar  
Hedge funds in line to tap vast potential in Internet startups Economic Times
   Rebecca Recommends . . . 
Fog City Fish House
 Despite being in one of the most touristy of San Francisco locations, Pier 39, Fog City Fish House is clearly worthy of patronage from even discriminating locals. On the Friday evening I visited, the large restaurant was virtually full, and justifiably so. The view of the Marina and Golden Gate Bridge were divine, and the grilled trout, scallops, mussels and crab were fresh, tender and tasty. (Thanks, CLD)






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