NEWS                                                              FEBRUARY 17, 2015



Featured Event


Silicon Dragon
 London 2015
U.K. - ASIA LINKS: Deals, Growth, Profits
It's More Than A
Time Zone Advantage!
March 11, 2015
Campus London
Opportunities beckon 
 in fintech, 
e-commerce, gaming, 
R&D, mobile and more to/from London and Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangalore and beyond.
Bhavani Rana
Amadeus Capital
See related Forbes post:
Frank Meehan
SparkLabs Global Ventures
Hussein Kanji 
Hoxton Ventures

Mark Thompson
Sidley Austin

Zach Tan
London Director
Infocomm Investments

Charlie Cao
Managing Director
China Telecom
Michael Schmidt
Algomi Ltd.

Nick Bryant
PCG Entertainment

Alexander Trewby
Partner Developer Manager

Jeff Cao
Head of APAC
London & Partners
Jon Edwards
Deputy Director,
Equity Capital Markets
London Stock Exchange
Lisa Weaver-Lambert
Managing Director
Red Rose London
  Thanks to Silicon Dragon London 2015 Sponsor:
Sidley Austin
Campus London
4-5 Bonhill Street
Shoreditch, London





San Francisco
 China Tech Goes Global
 March 25

Hong Kong
April 22

May 21
 Sept. 16

Los Angeles
July 23

Silicon Valley
  Oct. 6

Hong Kong, Nov. 5
 November 12

For Speaking and
Sponsorship Opportunities,


China Business Studies *
University of San Francisco
February 26-27
* speaking appearance,
keynote dinner talk
CrowdFund Beat
March 5-6, 2015
Mountain View, CA
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 China Connect *
March 5-6, 2015
  * speaking appearance
WeChat: rebeccafannin


Rebecca Fannin with

APUS founder and former Qihoo 360 VP

Li Tao. He's just raised $100 million for his startup.

See APUS $100M.

Join the






 Baidu's Chinese New Year heat map tracking the large annual migration from Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen in real time.

Happy New Year! 







Robin Li channels Liberace at Baidu's 15th anniversary gala.

What is it with China's tech lords?

Join Baidu - see Robin Li play the drums. The perks of joining a Chinese internet firm. 

China Internet search leader Robin Li's fortune drops $1.8 billion as Baidu shares plunge 

In the first six weeks of 2015, China hatched about two dozen billionaires, many riding IPO wave 


Leading taxi apps Kuaidi and Didi in $6 billion merger to counter Uber's advance in China


LinkedIn's China bet starts paying off with increase in users 


Tesla's Elon Musk ready to fire execs over weak China sales - just 120 of the luxury electric cars last month. Could put dent in Tesla's global ambitions.


Apple's digital personal assistant Siri got a new competitor from ZTE: "Hello, World! I'm from China!"


Behind Alibaba's $590 million bet on smartphones

Chairman of ludicrously valued, Netsun, aka "the other Hangzhou-based e-commerce company," now a billionaire.

Under Lenovo's ownership, Motorola appears to have gotten its mojo back.


Chinese company Hanergy plans to release solar powered cars later this year.


Taiwan's National Development Council will invest $83 million in four venture capital funds, including 500 Startups and TransLink Capital


Inside China's bitcoin mine that's making $1.5 million per month from a repurposed factory in Liaoning province. 


A reality check on Alibaba's drone delivery test in China 


'Made in China' Is Increasingly Becoming 'Made in USA'


China Rising: How four giants are revolutionizing China's homegrown film business.


Tech clouds over China: entrepreneurs, customers, cloud computing  


Silicon Valley

Red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust. Now, PCH International is set to buy the company for a mere $15 million. Deal could close this month.

August Capital, a CA-based venture capital firm, has closed its seventh fund at $450 million and is in search of great entrepreneurs.

The new white flight: in Apple's hometown, parents flee schools that are "too Asian" - too academically driven 



India startups raised $700 million + in 1 week 


Jack Ma's Indian sojourn into e-commerce begins with Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial Services acquiring a 25% stake in mobile payment ecosystem Paytm, run by One97. Alibaba co-founder Peng Lei is joining the board of Paytm. 


India-based mobile news aggregator raises $50 million from NY hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and Omidyar Network. The new financing follows $18 million in October for the startup positioned for Indian-language mobile users.  


Location-based SEO enabler NowFloats in Hyderabad raises Series A funding led by Omidyar Network. 


India outgrew China last year if you believe the new statistics.











What happened to the '10000 Cr startup fund' announced by Government of India 


Indian billionaire amongst secret buyers of NYC real estate 

The Bumpy Ride for Deep Kalra's MakeMyTrip Web Operation

India's high-touch digital ecosystem "We have1200 open positions at Zomato right now"

How smartphone brands you've never heard of are taking over India and China


Top Venture Capitalists Advise U.S. Tech Startups to Go East
VCs David Yuan, Chris Evdemon, Eric Hsia, Teddy Himler, Hany Nada, Eric Kim at Silicon Dragon


What's a U.S. tech startup without an Asian growth strategy? That's what Silicon Valley venture capitalists want to know.

A panel discussion of leading Sand Hill Road investors at Silicon Dragon's recent forum in Palo Alto agreed they wouldn't invest in a U.S. tech startup that has no plan to expand or operate in Asia's emerging markets. That's understandable given the growth curve of many of the region's still-fast growth markets, their large-sized Internet and mobile sectors, and the entrepreneurial energy found in China, Korea and increasingly, India.

Forbes: Click on Go East or Else 


Founders of US tech startups Path and Quixey reveal their strategies of going east to gain traction in China, India and Indonesia. 
Click on video below to hear how it's working.  
Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015:  Panel, Go East for Growth

Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015:

 Jacob Orin of Quixey and Dave Morin of Path with moderator 

Eric Savitz


Two Chinese tech startups in the Valley - EHANG and Lepow - are racing ahead by adapting a go-global approach. Hear how.     

Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015: Tech Chat with EHANG, Lepow innovators

Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015:

Tech Chat led by Lilly Huang of Silicon Valley Bank with co-founders of two innovative Chinese startups

in the Bay Area


More videos and photos from the Silicon Dragon tech and investment forum, Feb. 5, can be found here:

 Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015




Five reasons why yoga is a must for entrepreneurs 



How Women Can Get On

Boards: Insider Secrets 






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