Highlights & Takeaways: Silicon Dragon Valley 2019

program, SD Valley 2019


  • Tariffs/geopolitics are hurting business but the opportunity in China is so large that some US startups are still pursuing it as 1st international market
  • Era of big China deals in the US is over
  • Smaller, more strategic China to US deals are getting done despite regulatory crackdown
  • Getting into Chinese market takes persistence
  • AI and 5G telecommunications are the big tech innovations shaking up many sectors globally
  • Continued, strong future for cross-border, US-China deal making

TECH CHAT: Global Innovator
PANEL: VC Focus On Top 10 Trends In 2 Key Markets
PANEL: US Tech Brands In China – Why It’s Still A (Greater) Challenge

VC/ Dealmakers
Dixon Doll, Co-founder, General Partner, Impact VC  (Keynote Chat)
Ming Yeh, Founder, Managing Partner, CSC Upshot Ventures
Lee Hsieh, Senior Director, Investment, Fosun RZ Capital
Kyle Lui, Partner, DCM
Ying Wang, Partner, Northern Light Venture Capital
David Lam, General Partner, Atlantic Bridge
Olivia Wang, Head of US, ZhenFund
Chuck Comey, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Corporate Strategists
Phil Libin, Co-founder, All Turtles/ Senior Adviser, General Catalyst/ former CEO, Evernote
Ric Kostick, Founder & CEO, Purity Cosmetics (Alibaba 11.11 e-retailer)
Chris Barnett, Principal/Founder, Barnett Strategies & SVP, Sales, Light/
former EVP, EyeVerify acquired by Ant Financial (Alibaba)
John Foster, Co-founder & CEO, Aiqudo
Gene Banman, CEO, DriveScale
David Sullivan, Managing Director, Alliance Development Group (ADG)

Selina Wang, Reporter, Bloomberg News
Rebecca Fannin, Founder/Editor, Silicon Dragon