Silicon Dragon News – Mid November 2014


Silicon Dragon Awards 2014

November 13, Hong Kong


VC Professional:

Tina Ju, Founding & Manging Partner,

Kleiner Perkins China/ TDF Capital

VC firm:

GGV Capital (accepting MP Jenny Lee)


Simon Loong, Founder & CEO, WeLab

Tech Deal

Silver Lake (accepting MD Zheng Wang)

IPO from Pearl River Delta region:

iDreamSky Technology (accepting VP Monte Singman)


Awards Video


Congratulations to the Winners!




Venture Capital / Dealmaker Panel


Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Tina Ju, KP China/ TDF Capital

Tytus Michalski, Managing Director, Fresco Capital

Zheng Wang, Managing Director, Silver Lake


VC Panel Video


Tech Chats:



David Yuan, Partner, Redpoint Ventures & Early Backer, iDreamSky Technology with
Bruno Bensaid of ShanghaiVest / AngelVest
Terence Kwok, Founder & CEO, Tink Labs with
Napolean Biggs, WebWednesday
Simon Loong, Founder & CEO, WeLab
James Giancotti, Co-founder, Bigcolors
Cedric Delzenne, Director, The Founder Institute
Gary Matuszak, Partner, Global Chair, TMT, KPMG
 Modertor: Iain Reed, TieHK

 Video of Tech Innovation Forecast 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Morrison & Foerster, InvestHK, KPMG


Event Partners

HK Cyberport, HKSTP, TiEHK

Silicon Dragon Talk - Alibaba and China's Tech Titans Buy Up US Startups
Silicon Dragon Talk:October program:

Alibaba and China’s Tech Titans

Buy Up US Startups

featuring guests

Brad Bao, Fosun Kinzon Capital

Hany Nada, GGV Capital

Yong Liu, SVTech

Host: Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon


November Program from Hong Kong

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China’s dating and chat app Momo files to go public in the U.S. and raise $300 million. Alibaba owns an 21 percent stake in Momo, started up by Netease founder Yan Tang. Other investors include Matrix Partners China, Sequoia Capital China and Yunfeng Capital. WSJ


Vertex leads investment in Chinese e-commerce site Metao with Morningside and Matrix Partners joining in.
IPV Capital and AliPay have invested $12 million in a second financing for Singapore and U.S.-based mobile security startup V-key.

IDG and Morningside have led a $60 million round for China P2P car-rental site PPzuche that was launched by iCarsclub from Singapore.

Matrix and SIG have invested $20 million in Tencent-backed laundry service app Edaixi in Beijing.

Chinese courier mobile app Renren Kuaidi gets backing from Tencent and Banyan Capital to the tune of $15 million.
Legend Holdings has backed China peer-to-peer lending platform Eloancn.

DCM has led a $30 million Series B financing for Chinese gay social app Blued

One more tech gap: WeChat for China, Whatsapp for India  
Uber-like car-sharing services such as OlaCabs bypass car ownership in India 
A Clue to Softbank‘s 2 Mega India Deals – OlaCabs and Snapdeal – Can Be Traced To Its Hit at Alibaba in China  
Self-driving car rental startup Zoomcar raises $8 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital with additional investors:  ex-Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai, Manipal Group’s Abhay Jain, and prior stakeholders Empire Angels, FundersClub, Basset Investment Group, and funds advised by Triangle Growth Partners.

HomeShop18 drops plans for U.S. IPO. The Indian online shopping network is backed by SAIF, the same firm behind MakeMyTrip’s successful listing.
Forum Synergies leads Series B round for Indian ethnic clothing retailer
Helion Venture Partners has invested $5.7 million in a first funding for iD Fresh Foods, an Indian ready-to-cook packaged foods company.


Warburg Pincus has acquired a minority stake for $89.6 million in Indian drug maker Laurus Labs, in a partial exit for Fidelity Growth Partners India.

Taiwan’s PilotTV is set to get funding from Intel Capital in the VC unit’s strategic move to invest $62 million in Taiwanese tech startups.


Mobile games developer 4.33 Creative Labs has raised $100 million from Tencent and Japan’s Line.

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