SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                                             March 29, 2016

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Hong Kong 
April 14
The UpStarts of Asia
Founders & Investors Forum: Exploring
The Win-Win Strategies

Cindy Chow, Alibaba  Grace Yun Xia James Bonsor Cen
Cindy Chow, Alibaba
Grace Yun Xia, Tencent
James Cen Bonsor, Fosun

Christine Aum Pocket Sun
Asia's Upstart investors:
Christine Aum, SparkLabs Global
Pocket Sun, SoGal Ventures 
(featured in Forbes Asia 30 under 30)
  Aaron Lee Jenny Lee Eric Chen
  Chevy Beh Terence Kwok Guan Dian 
Asia's Upstart founders
(including Forbes Asia winners):
Aaron Lee, Jenny Lee, Eric Chen, Dato Chevy Beh, Terence Kwok,
Dian Guan
 Thomas Tsao Jeffrey PaineShalini Sujanani Egidio Zarrella Patrick Loofbourrow
Asia's Upstart VCs & Dealmakers:
Thomas Tsao, Jeffrey Paine, Shailini Sujanani, Edge Zarrella,
Patrick Loofbourrow

Where/When:  Cyberport 
Ocean View Court
April 14, 4-9pm 

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Akio Tanaka, Jeff Xiong 


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China VC Midas Ranks

China Ranks High With 11 VCs On
Forbes Midas List

China is increasingly prominent in the annual Forbes ranking of top 100 venture capitalists.
This year's list shows 11 VCs in China, up from 10 last year. More tellingly, the new ranking includes 11 VCs in the U.S. who are doing deals in Asia - that's up from seven a year ago.
China VC newcomers on the list are JP Gan (#38) of Qiming Venture Partners, Allen Zhu (#65) of GSR Ventures and Bob Zhu (#94) of ZhenFund.
Newcomers to the list from the U.S. who are investing in Asia are Joe Lonsdale (#100) of 8VC and Dave McClure (#96) of 500 Startups. 
Regulars in the rankings are Neil Shen, keep reading post at Forbes:
Silicon Dragon Take on Forbes VC ranking.


VC panelists Peter Hsieh of Acorn Pacific Partners, Edith Yeung of 500 Startups, Kay-Mok Ku of Gobi Partners and Jay McCarthy of SparkLabs Global with moderator Rebecca Fannin of
Silicon Dragon in Taipei, March 17 

Tech Chat: Shawn Guan, founder of Taiwanese startup Umbo CV with Tim Culpan of Bloomberg Gadfly at Silicon Dragon in Taipei, March 17
                Taiwan Coverage
Local culture not conducive to startups?
While more capital is coming into Taiwan, there's still a gap. The problem is not lack of capital but related to culture. 
Taipei Times quoting Forbes columnist and Silicon Dragon founder/editor Rebecca Fannin. 


Papi Jiang Chinese Internet star Papi Jiang raises $2M from ZhenFund, Lighthouse Capital and more

   * Sequoia is showing its confidence in China tech by raising 2 new funds for China totaling $1.5B, its largest effort yet.

Bangalore-based grocery delivery service has pulled in $150 million from Bessemer, Helion, UAE' Abraaj Group, the IFC    and Sands Capital.

Google Capital has led an investment in its fourth Indian startup, Girnar Software, which runs several auto portals in India.
* Ebates, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce leader Rakuten, has acquired Shopular, a mobile product discovery app anchored in Silicon Valley.

* Gobi has joined with Malaysia Venture Capital Berhad to launch a $15.4 million to seed Southeast Asian startups

* Golden Gate Ventures has led the initial financing of ServisHero, a Malaysian provider of on-demand services via a mobile app.

LendInvest has completed a $25 million equity investment from Atomico, the technology VC firm set up by Skype
co-founder Niklas Zennström

Renren has invested $4 million in OneRent, a Silicon Valley startup for online management of residential real estate rentals.  
Trend-Spotting: Unicorns
Asia currently boasts 41 startups valued at $1 billion or more, compared with 92 from the U.S. and 155 in total globally  
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 Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin Interviewed in London, IntelligentCrowd.TV


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