SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                                         week of May 16, 2016

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May 31
The East-West Bridge 
to Fintech Innovations

for Sydney event

 Ilan Israelstam 
Apex Capital
Ben Heap
H2 Ventures
Danny Gilligan
Andrey Shirben
Follow the Seed
Alex Scandurra
Stone & Chalk 
Andrew Corbett-Jones
Tyro Fintech Hub
Duncan Challen
NSW Dept. of Industry
Jim Mabbott
KPMG Innovate

........Asia Fintech Talk
 Janos Barberis
The Fintech Book/ Supercharger

Meet the Forbes Asia
30 under 30 Winners 
from Australia

 Gen George
, OneShift/Skilld
Harrison Uffindell
Aimee Marks
, TOM Organic
Filip Eldic, Bluedot Innovation
Jane Lu, Showpo 

 May 31, 2016   16:00 - 20:00
Cocktail reception / appetizers

10 Shelley Street
15th floor
 Thanks to Sponsors
NSW Dept. of Industry
Centre for Business Growth


Silicon Dragon
Event Series 2016
Silicon Dragon  

 Silicon Dragon NY 2016,
 Speakers at NASDAQ

June 23, 5-9pm
Alan Patricof
Greycroft Partners
Charles Kim 
China Renaissance Securities
Robert Grady
Gryphon Investors
Michael Loeb
Loeb Enterprises
Nazar Yasin
Rise Capital
Brian Cohen
NY Venture Partners/  NY Angels
Jon Medved
Porter Bibb 
MediaTech Partners
Matt Wilkerson 
Paragon One
Peter Reisman
C-Bridge Capital Partners
Ann Lee
Author, What the US Can Learn from China
Kaiser Kuo
Baidu / The Sinica Podcast
Rana Foroohar
Author, Makers & Takers 

2016  SERIES
Los Angeles, July 27-28
Shanghai, Sept. 15
Silicon Valley, Oct. 6
Asia Awards,
 Hong Kong, Nov. 17
Tel Aviv, Dec. 1
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Click May 10, 2016 issue
Hollywood Meets China Meets Tech

Hollywood studio execs, venture investors, founders and dealmakers gathered at a VIP dinner held in LA recently to discuss China to Hollywood investment and deal flows.
Those attending included Hawk Koch, Alysee Killeen, David Kaufman, Max Epstein, Elizabeth Dell, Charlie Coker, Jean Su, Lucia Liu, Ethan Dong, Michael and David Uslan, William Pfeiffer, Bill Borden, Rob Cain, Vivian Wang, Jimmy Cummings Everado Gomez, Maya Roscher, Christina Chou, Lucia Liu, Bo An and Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin.
The roundtable discussion was a prelude to Silicon Dragon's main event in LA, July 27-28. Stay tuned!

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 Silicon Dragon Content at Forbes

Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign buyers of American homes and commercial property purchases are on a major upswing too.   
The reasons are fairly evident: capital flight by China's new billionaires, high impact branding for corporates, and knowledge transfer as Chinese buyers become more sophisticated in sourcing and due diligence.
Read Forbes, China in US Real Estate

Vitargent, an innovative young biotech business in Hong Kong incubated by HKSTP, breaks new ground with a high impact financing (think Blackstone), new chairman Antony Leung and goal to expand overseas.
See Silicon Dragon video of tech chat with Vitargent founder Eric Chen at Silicon Dragon's recent event in Hong Kong. Read Forbes, Biotech Breakthrough

Vitargent Tech Chat at Silicon Dragon in Hong Kong
Tech Chat at Silicon Dragon in Hong Kong with Vitargent


Apple's $1 billion strategic investment in Didi, China's largest ride hailing app and Uber's biggest rival in China, sees Silicon Valley cross-border investments take a huge leap. Apple's investment could be an entree for expanding Apple Pay China and collaborating on driverless cars. 
The investment comes as some of Apple's services have recently been blocked in China and iPhone sales in China are slumping.
China's outbound M&A deals in technology reached $17.6 billion for 69 transactions in the first four months of this year, exceeding the $14.9 billion recorded by the U.S. for the entirety of last year.

 Zhenfund has participated in the $80 million funding round for Elon Musk brainchild, Hyperloop One.

Alibaba's Ant Financial has hired Douglas Feagin, a New York-based managing director at Goldman Sachs, to lead the unit's internationalization effort as a senior VP.

China Music Corp., a Tencent-backed owner of online music streaming services Kugou and Kuwo, is preparing for a U.S. IPO, expected to raise $300 million to $600 million.

DCM- and Sequoia-invested China Online Education Group, a Beijing-based online education platform focused on English language proficiency, has filed for a $100 million U.S. IPO.

Lenovo is launching a $500 million startup fund, its second fund, to back companies in cloud computing, big data, AI, and robotics.

Bangalore-based logistics management platform Locus has raised $2.75 million in Series A funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners

Sequoia Capital and SAIF Partners have co-invested in a $25 million Series B funding round for Capital Float, a Bangalore-based online lending platform for small businesses. 

Soracom, a Tokyo-based startup that provides a communication platform for connected device developers, has raised $22 million in Series B funding from World Innovation Lab and Infinity Venture Partners.

Softbank has teamed up with China's Alibaba to form a cloud-computing joint venture in Japan.

Seoul accelerators SparkLabs, DEV Korea, ActnerLab and Shift have teamed up with the national government to create an accelerator for global startups hosted in a new $160 million startup campus near Seoul.
Read more: Silicon Dragon weekly news digest

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