Silicon Dragon Ventures was formed in 2010 as a venture capital and entrepreneur network spanning the leading Silicon Valleys of the world from Sand Hill Road to Tsinghua in Beijing to Yangpu in Shanghai to Fusionopolis in Singapore to Whitefield in Bangalore and Silicon Alley in New York.
Through news, events, consulting and research worldwide, Silicon Dragon provides unique insights and a grass-roots framework to better understand and evaluate the world's innovation centers from a global perspective.
The 10,000-strong Silicon Dragon network includes entrepreneurs, executives of emerging companies, deal makers, venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers and legal, accounting and management consulting practitioners. This network encompasses a broad spectrum of market sectors internationally in clean energy, bio-medical, cloud computing, gaming, e-ecommerce, social networking, luxury brands and retail.
The group publishes Silicon Dragon News and hosts Silicon Dragon forums in China, the U.S. and Europe. Silicon Dragon activities are sponsored by industry leaders including KPMG, Sidley Austin, Silicon Valley Bank, NASDAQ, Morrison & Foerster, Deloitte, DLA Piper, SecondMarket, O'Melveny & Myers, InvestHK, K&L Gates, Wilson Sonsini, Murray Hill Properties and Wells Fargo.
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Silicon Dragon builds upon two decades of experience covering venture capital, startups and innovation trends by author, journalist and public speaker Rebecca A. Fannin. Her two well-received books, Silicon Dragon
(McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia
(John Wiley & Sons, 2011) have been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic and were favorably reviewed by the Financial Times
, the New York Times
, The Economist
and The Wall Street Journal
As a commentator and consulting expert, she has been quoted by The New York Times, Forbes, Venture Capital Journal and China Daily and has appeared on CCTV and other news channels. She has penned thought leadership reports for KPMG and Sony Ericsson. In 2010, she provided testimony on Capitol Hill about China's Internet.
As a contributor to Forbes.com and a former international editor at Red Herring and the Hong Kong-based Asian Venture Capital Journal, she has developed a deep understanding of the issues and trends shaping startups and new tech frontiers. She also has written for Forbes Asia, Harvard Business Review, CEO, Inc. The Deal, Worth and Huffington Post.