NEWS                                                              May 2015






Silicon Dragon

 Beijing 2015



For The Early Bird


China Tech:
Hotter Than Ever 
May 21, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel

Joe Chen
Chairman & CEO, 


James Mi
Co-founder & MD, 
 Lightspeed China
  Lei Yang
Managing Director
Northern Light Venture Capital
Chun Xia
Co-founder & General Partner
TEEC Angel Fund  
Michael Zhu

Frank Wang
Chairman & CEO
Clement Song
Founder & CEO
Nils Pihl
Co-founder & CEO
Networking Reception
Four Seasons Hotel:
Qing II-III Function Room
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Venture capitalist Hans Tung discusses his early investment in Xiaomi, at Silicon Dragon's VIP luncheon in the Bay Area.


Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin interviewing Stephen Schwaerzman of the Blackstone Group about progress with the soon-to-launch Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 
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Uber Proves Going Local and

Joining with Baidu in China Works   

Candice Lo
Uber China's manger Candice Lo with Lawrence Morgan of


Not too many U.S. tech companies have been successful in China, but Uber could be setting some new standards, and in a highly competitive marketplace driven by China's tech titans.

China has become a priority market for the car-hailing app startup, which has expanded quickly to 56 countries and more than 300 markets since its start in San Francisco six years ago.

"China has far exceeded our wildest dreams," Uber's China expansion manager Candice Lo noted at the recent Silicon Dragon forum in Hong Kong.  "It's a highly competitive market, but a huge opportunity."

See Silicon Dragon video spotlight:

Uber at Silicon Dragon.



Quixey Goes After Mobile Search Market In China And India  


Silicon Dragon HK 2015 Spotlight-Guru Gowrappan of Quixey
Silicon Dragon HK 2015: Guru Gowrappan of Quixey gears up Quixey in Asia's fast growth markets.


Quixey COO Guru Gowrappan is in the spotlight at Silicon Dragon's annual event at Cyberport in Hong Kong as he chats with KPMG's Anson Bailey about how the mobile search startup is scaling up in Asia, with a boost from its investor Alibaba.

See Silicon Dragon's Forbes post on Quixey strategy.

Debate over whether Hong Kong startups have the juice to break through on the global stage dominated talk during the dealmaker panel at Silicon Dragon HK 2015.

See video:

Silicon Dragon Dealmakers Debate Hong Kong's Oomph.   


That same week, Hong Kong startups got a boost from a new $6 million seed investment fund from the government-backed Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks.

Read Forbes post: New Science Park Fund for Startups


Out-Takes From Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2015  

Check out the action at Silicon Dragon's annual event at Cyberport here. Click on videos of each session and see who's who in photos, here.

William Bao Bean, Bay MacLauglin, Ben Qiu
Anson Bailey, Candice Lo, Guru Gowrappan
Silicon Dragon HK's Dealmaker Panelists William Bao Bean, Bay MacLaughlin, Ben Qiu, Rui Ma, Alan Chan and Tak Lo 
William Bao Bean with DK Kim.





China Promotes Startups to Boost Job Creation as Economy Slows 


OmniVision to be bought by Chinese investors in $1.9 billion deal 


China emerges as a global innovator 


Baidu Posts Soft Guidance as Profit Falls 


Alibaba Secretly Invested In Amazon Challenger Jet(dot)com  


China's Tencent to buy 14.6 percent stake in Glu Mobile 


Are You OK? Xiaomi CEO's Awkward English Goes Viral, Sparks Debate  


As China tech M&A heats up, boutique advisers steal big banks' thunder 


NY Times Links China's Second Richest Man To Families Of Senior Chinese Leaders 


Tencent takes on Alibaba, Xiaomi with open smart hardware operating system


Ticket Booking Startup Beijing Weiying Raises $105M From Investors Including Tencent for WeChat


Xiaomi Fever's New Frontier: Real Estate? 

China's Young Leave State Ranks to Chase Riches at Tech Startups




Alibaba Eyes India Mobile Market With Micromax 


India's Craftsvilla, An Etsy-Like Marketplace For Ethnic Products, Raises $18 million from Sequoia Capital India, Nexus Venture, Lightspeed and Global Founders 


Helion Venture Plans $300 million technology fund 

How Helion Venture Raised $300 million 


Internet first restaurant SpoonJoy raises $1M series A funding from SAIF Partners 

Foodpanda raises $100M in funding led by Goldman Sachs, taking the total to $310 million 


TravelTriangle Raises $8 million From Bessemer & SAIF  


Bangalore-based ticketing platform IndianStage got acquired by Explara 


Flipkart Acquires Mobile Startup Appiterate

Tracxn raises $3.5 million from SAIF partners, to expand from 30 to 150 analysts   




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