Panelists discuss China venture scene: James Mi, Lightspeed China; Joe Chang, Eight Roads Ventures: Joseph Chan, Sidley Austin; Jonathan Qiu, Sky9 Capital and Richard Wang, DraperDragon with Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon
Author: Rebecca Fannin
Making news this week: Kai-Fu Lee’s new $674 million for US-China startups, Tencent’s music streaming deal, disruptions by VR led by China, and Amazon-FlipKart market share battle not over yet.
Weekly Digest: Zuckerberg’s foundation Invests In Indian education startup, Kickstarter Launches in Hong Kong and Singapore, CDH backs Chinese co-working space Fountown.
Silicon Dragon Digest: The impact of Brexit on startups in Europe and globally was the subject of heated debate among in-the-know panelists at Silicon Beach. Plus, deals in China & India keep coming.
Silicon Dragon weekly digest: Apple’s R&D center in China, Tencent and Foxconn invest mega amount in India’s social messaging app Hike.
China-Silicon Valley Links & Divides, Tencent Funds Live Streaming Play, Sequoia India Backs Fintech Startup, Alibaba Gets Into VR With HTC
Silicon Dragon Weekly Digest: Alibaba jumps into VR with HTC to help new technology to scale up more widely, Tencent does a $226 million deal in Douyu TV live streaming, Sequoia India backs peer-to-peer lending service in Singapore.
“There are so many opportunities right now in China, I feel like I’m in an all-you-can-eat buffet where I am just tempted to grab way too many dishes!” says Steve Hoffman, captain of Founders Space, which has just opened in Shanghai.
Tencent’s forays into Hollywood could be just the start. How about Superman on WeChat?
Viewpoint: The reality is, despite its great allure, U.S. companies are more likely to lose their shirts than make their fortune in China.
US tech brands like Twitter and Facebook are looking to China’s innovators for ideas. That’s a first!
Silicon Dragon presents its annual LA event, July 27 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s theme is Hollywood Meets China Meet Tech.
Silicon Dragon 2017 – Calendar of Flagship Events & Salons