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Silicon Dragon

 NY 2015




China & US Lead The Global Innovation Revolution
June 22, 2015
NASDAQ Market Site
43rd St./Broadway
Jim Robinson
Co-founder & Managing Partner, 
 RRE Ventures
Brian Cohen
Chairman, NY Angels
  Claudia Iannazzo
Partner, Pereg Ventures
Alessandro Piol
  Partner & Co-founder
Annemarie Tierney
VP, Strategy/New Markets

Digital Currencies
Sarah Martin
VP, Digital Currency Council
Alan Yong
 Founder, DNotes
Francesco Rulli
 Founder, BitLanders & BitCharities
Moderator Porter Bibb
Managing Partner,
MediaTech Capital

 Mark Hookey
CEO, DemystData (NY - HK)
data analytics for financial services
Ronald Li
Founder, Novoheart (HK)
artificial heart for clinical tests
Ding Ding
Founder, SayWhat (NY/China)
social video dictionary
Networking Reception
  Thanks to Silicon Dragon NY 2015 sponsors 
Deloitte / Technology Fast 500
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks



  Los Angeles

Pasadena Convention Center
July 29-30
Thanks to Silicon Dragon LA
East West Bank,
Grant Thornton, Nixon Peabody
 JW Marriott Tomorrow Square Sept. 16

Silicon Valley
  Draper University
 October 6


October 14 


Hong Kong
Hysan Place, Nov. 5
For Speaking and
Sponsorship Opportunities,

Baidu's international business development director Richard Lee with Silicon Dragon founder Rebecca Fannin.

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If it's true that dreams can change the world, then Jack Ma may be on to something big.

Alibaba's founder spoke at the Economic Club of New York, and told of his vision to take China's e-commerce titan into the next decade, and even the next century as he seeks to fulfill a promise for Alibaba to last 102 years.

Not sounding like the typical American CEO of a major company, Ma wove in references to religion, politics, climate change and social good into his remarks.

Read Forbes, Jack Ma at the Waldorf.



China Venture Capitalists Agree It's

A Nerve-Wracking Time


Silicon Dragon panelists in Beijing: James Mi, Lei Yang, Chun Xia, Michael Zhu and Kefei Li


It's a nerve wracking time for venture capitalists doing deals in China today. Valuations to invest in hot startups that could be the next unicorn have escalated to new heights. Yet no one wants to take a pass on a deal that just might be the next Albaba, Baidu, Tencent or Xiaomi in the world's second-largest venture market.


The competition is fierce and the pace fast. Yet the experienced venture capitalists who spoke at Silicon Dragon's recent event in Beijing said they are trimming the number of deals they're investing in this year and being more selective about teams and business models they back.


At the same time, these VCs are encouraging entrepreneurs and founders of emerging Chinese companies to take in as much capital as possible now while the boom lasts. 


Read Forbes, China's Hot Tech 


See video clip of dealmaker panel in Beijing:

Silicon Dragon at YouTube 

Silicon Dragon at Youku 


For more videos and photos of Silicon Dragon's Beijing event, see Silicon Dragon Beijing 2015  



Chinese tech firms have fallen out of love with America, and it shows - a growing number of them are looking to drop their listings in New York and head back home.

Many Chinese tech executives are betting on higher share valuations in China where stock markets have recently caught fire. They also hope to evade any legal mess when Beijing formally outlaws foreign shareholder control of firms in protected tech sectors.

An exodus of Chinese tech firms would spell the end of a profitable line of business for Wall Street underwriters.

Read Reuters report: disenchantment.

Read related article: list locally in China.


Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin was interviewed by Reuters TV about this trend for a CCTV2 show called Global Connections.  






Mary Meeker's latest Internet trends reports highlight India on the tipping point of becoming a major tech player up there next to China. See Meeker.







China's 500(dot)com Jumps on $124 Million Investment From Tsinghua 


Alibaba Invests $194 Million Into China Business News To Build A Financial Data Platform 


Chinese social ecommerce startup Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) raises $10M+ from GGV 


Baidu Leads $11.5M Investment In Startup That Provides WiFi For China's Commuters 


Baidu to launch driverless car later this year  


With U.S. as a Model, China Envisions Network of National Parks 


There's Never Been A Better Time To Start A Company In China: Qunar Co-Founder 


Xiaomi, China's New Phone Giant, Takes Aim at World  


Fast-growing smartphone maker Xiaomi hires Qualcomm's head honcho of China


Jack Ma's Private Fund Agreed To Invest 200M Yuan In Chinese Medical Device Maker  



Taiwan-based hardware development platform @HWTrek closes US$4 million Series A funding round



OurCrowd launches $10 million very early-stage fund OurCrowd First for startups globally.


Chinese investors continue to show growing interest in Israeli high tech, with Chinese investors set to inject an estimated $500 million in Israeli venture capital in 2015.



Indian fashion discovery and shopping app Voonik Gets $5M from Sequoia and Seedfund 

Practo in talks internationally for Rs 400 crore funding round 




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