SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                                             April 25, 2016

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Hans Tung, GGV Capital
Anna Fang, ZhenFund
Rui Ma, 500 Startups
Akio Tanaka, Infinity Ventures
Jeff Xiong, Seven Seas VC and
former CTO, Tencent 

Meet the Forbes Asia
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Forbes China 30U30
Yuanbo Wang, Nihao Pay
Lu Cheng
, Raven Tech
Jasmine Lau
Philip Chow
, QI Initiative
Donglin Wu
, Circle CRM 


Edward Tse China's disruptors
China's Disruptors:
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Porter Bibb
MediaTech Partners
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 China Deals In U.S. Reach Peak In 2015, Set To Double This Year
Chinese investors have been on a shopping spree in the U.S., pouring more than $15 billion in transactions from coast to coast last year, nearly a 30 percent yearly increase and a record high. Cross-border China-U.S. could reach $30 billion this year, predicts a recent report by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Rhodium Group.

The trophy Waldorf-Astoria acquisition by Anbang in 2015 (the same group that recently withdrew from its takeover offer for Starwood) for $1.9 billion drew the most attention. The largest deal of the year was Fosun's purchase of Ironshore Insurance for $2.4 billion.
All in all, Chinese companies inked 100 M&A deals in the U.S. last year totaling $13.5 billion.

The deal-making pace has accelerated since mid-2015, while China's economy slowed to a 25-year low of just under 7 percent growth and concerns over stability of the RMB's exchange rate remained  - a very different scenario than with the Japanese deal making of the 1990s. Read Forbes: China's Shopping Spree in U.S.

Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2016

Shalini Sujanani, Managing Director, ING and Jenny Lee, Head of Growth of WeLab in Hong Kong, discuss business models and innovation in the fintech sector with moderator James McKeogh, a KPMG partner.

Pocket Sun of SoGal Ventures is interviewed on stage at Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2016, April 14, by Silicon Dragon contributor Ying-Ying Lu.

Dian Guan, a co-founder at Singapore-based patent search startup Patsnap, is interviewed on stage at Silicon Dragon by founder/editor Rebeca Fannin.

Eric Chen, founder of Vitargent, a biotech safety technology startup based at the HKSTP, is interviewed by Silicon Dragon contributor Ying-Ying Lu.  

Silicon Dragon on CCTV
Silicon Dragon's
Rebecca Fannin
discussing the live
streaming phenomenon
in China.

Tesla's China Rival,
Stumped In China By Trump,
New VC Funds For GSR And Matrix India
Taking on Tesla, LeEco (formerly Letv) is introducing its first electric car ahead of the Beijing auto show. Interestingly, the firm is also bankrolling Faraday Future, the California-based electric vehicle startup that is building a $1 billion factory in Nevada. As global auto executives gather for the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, a flood of money is pouring into China's alternative energy vehicle (EV) market. Tech startups are jumping in to capitalize on a rapidly urbanizing population, and the government is providing subsidies for companies and consumers alike.

Check out this smart take on China perspectives of U.S. politics in Foreign Affairs penned by Shanghai-based venture investor Eric X. Li of Chengwei Capital. He delves into how the Trump phenomenon is causing China's conservatives and liberals alike to rethink their understanding of American democracy.

   * Tiger Global led $30 million investment in NestAway, a Bangalore real estate startup in furnished homes market.

Jugnoo, an on-demand service for hailing auto-rickshaws in India, has raised $10 million in funding from Alibaba-backed payments firm Paytm and others.

 * Rakuten's Tech Fund has participated in a $30 million strategic round of investing app Acorn, an investment led by PayPal. 

 * The Abraaj Group has led a $30 million Series B deal in  Ninja Van, a Singapore-based logistics partner for e-commerce companies to reach Southeast Asia customers. 
 * GSR raises $1 billion fund to invest in LEDs.

*Matrix Partners India has raised $100 million for its second fund.
* Qiming plans healthcare fund for US-China deals.
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