SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                           Sept. 12, 2016

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      Turning his attention to India, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is leading an investment of $50 million in Bangalore-based education tech startup Byju.
The investment, his first in Asia, is through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the impact investment venture that Zuckerberg set up with his wife Priscilla Chan last December. The investment could lead to an upward spiral from other high-profile tech leaders in India's rapidly emerging startup economy.  
Read Forbes post, Chan-Zuck.

Kai-Fu Lee Innovation Works, led by former Google China head  Kai-fu Lee, is teaming up with Chinese billionaire Yan Zhi of the Zall Group of Wuhan on an initial $15 million private equity investment fund to invest in unlisted companies in logistics, supply chains and the Internet of Things.
Read Forbes post, KFL.

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is debuting in Asia, launching in Hong Kong and Singapore, which should be a boost for startups in the region that can now put their projects on the platform to attract bids for funding.

Anbang Insurance Group plans to take a breather from its acquisition frenzy and play with the $13.5 billion in overseas assets it already has.  Anbang, which acquired the Waldorf Astoria hotel last year for $1.95 billion, told Bloomberg that it's going focus on its existing companies.

Qualcomm has invested an estimated $8 million in eye-tracking technology company 7Invensun in Beijing. Founded in 2009 and located in Zhongguancun, the startup is aiming to work with Oculus and HTC to break
into consumer VR wearables.  

Chinese co-working space Fountown, one of many WeWork copycats in China, has raised $30 million in a first round from private equity firm CDH Investments. Fountown operates in Shanghai and is planning to expand soon to Beijing. 

 Artificial intelligence startup Mad Street Den in Chennai has raised Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The startup is working on building tools for retailers that help them predict customer needs.
  Online fashion marketplace Zilingo, based in Bangkok, has raised $8 million in a Series A investment led by Sequoia Capital India.

  Silicon Dragon in SF
Silicon Dragon Talk   
Rebecca Fannin interviews Silicon Dragon Talk Show guests Hans Tung of GGV Capital, Lilly Huang of SVB, and Chris Evdemon of Sinovation Ventures in San Francisco at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.
Featured VC speakers:
Hans Tung, GGV Capital
Tim Chang, Mayfield
Jay Eum, TransLink Capital
Chris Evdemon, Sinovation Ventures; 
Yong Liu, WI Harper
 Tim Merel, Digi-Capital
Allen DeBevoise, Third Wave Digital

Silicon Dragon in San Francisco, Oct. 5:

CCTV America Global Business program
Interview with Rebecca Fannin: 
Tencent's rapid rise in value and why

Silicon Dragon Talks Tencent