Silicon Dragon            & TIGER NEWS                                             December 2014



Featured Event


Silicon Dragon
 Palo Alto 2015
Asia Links
Thursday, February 5, 2015
2000 University Avenue Circle
Palo Alto, CA
Catch the early bird rate now!  
Startups and small businesses are discovering the (not-so) secret strategy to scaling up quite fast and big. Go Asia is their mantra. China and India are two key destinations on their itinerary.
Here's how they're mapping the journey and profiting.
 Don't miss this
well-timed event.

featuring VCs and
Tech Entrepreneurs with
Asia Impact
Eric Hsia 
Venture Partner,
TransLink Capital
Eric Kim
Managing Partner
Goodwater Capital
Guru Gowrappan
Tong Luo
Founder & CEO
Handscape Inc.
Chang Kim
Tapas Media Inc.

Programmed by
Silicon Dragon Ventures

Thanks to our Sponsors:

DLA Piper
Silicon Valley Bank
 Agenda: 5-9pm
Welcome Remarks
3 Tech Chats
VC/Angel Investor Panel Cocktail Reception and Networking  
 for speaking and sponsorship opportunities, email



Henry Wong of Garage Ventures with Silicon Dragon founder Rebecca Fannin in Hong Kong



Membership Benefits


 + Guest pass to a Silicon Dragon or Tiger program

 + Discount tickets for you and a  colleague to Silicon Dragon events

 + VIP Invites to roundtables and dinners and luncheons




 Silicon Dragon and

Startup Asia 2015 Global Events

March 11, 2015
Google Campus
UK-China Links
Hong Kong
April 22, 2015
HK Cyberport
Stay tuned for:
 New York
Silicon Valley



Silicon Dragon VIP and Venture Awards

November 20, 2014

Hong Kong


Dealmakers Zheng Wang, Silver Lake; Tytus Michalski, Fresco Capital; Tina Ju, Kleiner Perkins/ TDF; Melissa Guzy, Arbor Ventures; Jenny Lee, GGV Capital


See photos and videos 

from Awards event


Congratulations, winners!


VC Professional:

Tina Ju,

Kleiner Perkins China/ TDF Capital

VC firm:

GGV Capital

(accepting  Jenny Lee)


Simon Loong, WeLab

Tech Deal:

Silver Lake

(accepting Zheng Wang)

IPO: Pearl River Delta

iDreamSky Technology (accepting Monte Singman)


Awards Video 


Quick Links
WeChat: rebeccafannin







                     SILICON DRAGON TALK
Silicon Dragon Talk: Xiaomi - Copy Of iPhone Or Original?

Silicon Dragon Talk: Xiaomi -

Copy Of iPhone Or Original?

Featuring guest Hans Tung, managing partner, GGV Capital and
Xiaomi investor, interviewed by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon Talk.

See related Forbes post: China's smartphone Xiaomi



VC panelists: Veena Avadhanam, Bhavanipratap Rana, Ranjith Menon, Rahul Chowdhri, Sandeep Murthy with MC Rebecca Fannin

Photographed above: Amit Agarwal, Amazon India; Chandan Raj,

Your Story with Bhavish Aggarwal, OlaCabs; Girish Menon, KPMG

 with Sandipan Chattopadhyay, JustDial;  Sandeep Murthy, Lightbox Ventures;

Verun Gupta, KPMG;

Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon with John Chrisman, Dorsey;

bar scene and ballroom 



VC Panel

Tech Chats:

Amazon India



Welcome Remarks 


Thanks to our sponsors:

Dorsey, S&R Associates, KPMG


Event Partners

Your Story, Mumbai Angels, TiE Bangalore


Silicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups - A Reality Check
Silicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups - A Reality Check

Silicon Dragon Talk:


  November program:

Startup Hong Kong: A Reality Check 

featuring guests

Tytus Michalski, Fresco Capital

Melissa Guzy, Arbor Ventures

Simon Squibb, Nest

Host: Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon



See more Silicon Dragon Talk shows






Chinese social app Momo is an IPO with mojo  Alibaba

has a 21 percent stake in Momo, started up by Netease founder Yan Tang. 

Other investors include Matrix Partners China, Sequoia Capital China and Yunfeng Capital. Momo is set to go public on NASDAQ, Dec. 11.

Ahead of IPO, Chinese social app Momo accused of stealing its name and tech. 


Didi Dache, a Chinese Ride-Hailing App, Raises $700 Million 


Alibaba Group backs KTplay social gaming platform: Chinese e-commerce behemoth makes another investment. 


Xiaomi's fitness wearable partner, Huami has raised USD 35 million in series

B funding led by Banyan Capital 


Tencent, Banyan Capital lead $15 million Series A for Renren Express 


China reaches out to Facebook in growing courtship

Zuckerberg's Love Affair With Xi Jinping
All this blather about #China becoming world's No.1 econ is a pile of
statistical nonsense

More than 680 million people in China will be online next year, or 2.5X the number in the United States

500 Startups hires Edith Yeung to lead the new $10 million micro-fund for mobile apps, 500 Startups Mobile Collective

China flexes its high-speed rail muscles by rolling out 32 new routes in one
Xiaomi Expands Beyond Smartphones Once Again With New $150 Air
Reflections on Uber Incident In India
Quixey moves into India, acquires mobile development company Dexetra

InMobi raises $5 mn from SoftBank. But not enough to pay even the
canteen bill!

A Clue to Softbank's 2 Mega India Deals - OlaCabs and Snapdeal -
Can Be Traced To Its Hit at Alibaba in China  
Sequoia and Nexus invest $3 million in TinyOwl. Zomato recently raised
a $60 million funding round from Naukri.

Zipcar clones offer 73 cents an hour rentals to lure Indians

Stage Set For Uber Battle In Asia With Local Rivals

Lilly Huang, SVB; Edith Yeung, 500 Startups Mobile Collective; Elise Huang, WestSummit Capital; Jeff Richards, GGV Capital with Silicon Dragon

moderator Rebecca Fannin at GMIC SV conference, preparing to go on stage.



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