SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                                             April 5, 2016

Forbes Asia    
Hong Kong 
April 14
The UpStarts of Asia
Where Capital and
Top Talent Meet

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

Plus, Spotlight on the
Forbes Asia 30 under 30 Winners

Pocket Sun
Pocket Sun, SoGal Ventures
Tech Founders:
Aaron Lee, Jenny Lee, Eric Chen, Dato Chevy Beh, Terence Kwok,
Dian Guan


 30 Under 30 Investors:

Shailini Sujanani, ING
Jeffrey Paine, Golden Gate Ventures

Thomas Tsao, Gobi Partners 

Edge Zarrella, KPMG
Patrick Loofbourrow, Cooley

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 featuring VCs 
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Anna Fang, ZhenFund
Rui Ma, 500 Startups
Akio Tanaka, Infinity Ventures
Jeff Xiong, Seven Seas VC and
former CTO, Tencent 

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Women In Asia Are Getting Ahead
In Venture Faster Than In The West

Several women stand out in China-U.S. venture capital circles among power women in Asian business as highlighted by Forbes Asia and Silicon Dragon: 
Jenny Lee
of GGV Capital, Tina Ju of KPCB China and TDF Capital in Shanghai,
Ho Ching of Singaporean state-owned investment firm Temasek, Anna Fang of Beijing-based angel fund ZhenFund, and Solina Chau of tycoon Li Ka-Shing connected powerhouse Horizon Ventures in Hong Kong.
To break through in the male-dominated and clubby venture capital world means that these women really must be very special. From my perspective in covering venture since 2000, it seems that it's easier to have impact and break through the glass barrier in Asia than in the U.S. 
Read post, Women VCs.
Other powerful venture investors in Asia are Stella Xi of Keytone Ventures, Ruby Lu of DCM, Kathy Xu of Capital Today, Nisa Leung and Helen Wong of Qiming Venture, Melissa Guzy of Arbor Ventures and Vani Kola of NEA IndoUS.

Adding to this, in the recently published Forbes Midas list of 100 leading venture capitalists globally, only four women in the U.S. made the rankings: Mary Meeker, Rebecca Lynn, Theresia Gouw and Beth Seidenberg. 
See prior Silicon Dragon post at Forbes on
top 100 VCs globally.



China Innovation Power:

Far Out-Ranks U.S. and Japan for New Patent Filiings 

Read Forbes post, China patents 





VC / Dealmaker panelists  Carman Chan, Edward Chyau, Tina Cheng, Heidi Huang (pix) and Vivian Wang
with moderator Tim Culpan 
Silicon Dragon in Taipei, March 17 


Tesla zooms to Beijing  

Hype is running high for the launch of the Tesla Model 3 in China as fans lined up to pre-order the $35,000 sedan after the electric car maker faced initially poor Chinese sales of its earlier models. 
Other U.S. brands stepping up efforts to penetrate the Chinese market are WeWork and Uber.
   * Andreeseen Horowitz has led a $9.2 million funding of Branch, a mobile-first digital bank, with Khosla Impact and 8VC. 

* Goldman Sachs put $37 million into Chinese biotech firm Venue Medtech, along with Qiming Venture and Sequoia Capital China.

* LeSports has raised $1.2 billion at a $3.3 billion valuation from HNA Capital and 30 investors including celebrity investor actors.
* KKR and Alibaba invested in Yiguo, a Chinese online retailer for fresh produce. 

* Rakuten invested in two Japanese companies: a robotics maker and online talent search platform Bizreach, which raised $33 million in a Series A deal.  

* Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional Berhad led a $170 million Series D financing of Garena, a Singapore-based mobile gaming, e-commerce and payment app. 

* PDLT Capital in the Philippines has put $5 million in Silicon Valley-based Matrixx Software, a digital infrastructure play. 

Trend-Spotting: M&A Deals
M&A deals in Asia fell during the first quarter of 2016 largely due to the slowing Chinese economy. China's focus is clearly outbound, with U.S. acquisitions accounting for nearly all the country's $81.7 billion in overseas deals.   
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