Silicon Dragon News – December 2014

Silicon Dragon Talk: Xiaomi - Copy Of iPhone Or Original?Silicon Dragon Talk: Xiaomi – Copy Of iPhone Or Original? Featuring guest Hans Tung, managing partner, GGV Capital and Xiaomi investor, interviewed by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon Talk. See related Forbes post: China’s smartphone Xiaomi




VC panelists: Veena Avadhanam, Bhavanipratap Rana, Ranjith Menon, Rahul Chowdhri, Sandeep Murthy with MC Rebecca Fannin

Photographed above: Amit Agarwal, Amazon India; Chandan Raj, Your Story with Bhavish Aggarwal, OlaCabs; Girish Menon, KPMG with Sandipan Chattopadhyay, JustDial;  Sandeep Murthy, Lightbox Ventures;
Verun Gupta, KPMG; Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon with John Chrisman, Dorsey; bar scene and ballroom

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Silicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups - A Reality CheckSilicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups – A Reality Check
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November program:
Startup Hong Kong: A Reality Check 

featuring guests
Tytus Michalski, Fresco Capital
Melissa Guzy, Arbor Ventures
Simon Squibb, Nest
Host: Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon

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Chinese social app Momo is an IPO with mojo Alibaba has a 21 percent stake in Momo, started up by Netease founder Yan Tang. Other investors include Matrix Partners China, Sequoia Capital China and Yunfeng Capital. Momo is set to go public on NASDAQ, Dec. 11. Ahead of IPO, Chinese social app Momo accused of stealing its name and tech.

Didi Dache, a Chinese Ride-Hailing App, Raises $700 Million
Alibaba Group backs KTplay social gaming platform: Chinese e-commerce behemoth makes another investment.

Xiaomi’s fitness wearable partner, Huami has raised USD 35 million in series B funding led by Banyan Capital

Tencent, Banyan Capital lead $15 million Series A for Renren Express

China reaches out to Facebook in growing courtship on

Zuckerberg’s Love Affair With Xi Jinping

All this blather about #China becoming world’s No.1 econ is a pile of statistical nonsense

More than 680 million people in China will be online next year, or 2.5X the number in the United States

500 Startups hires Edith Yeung to lead the new $10 million micro-fund for mobile apps, 500 Startups Mobile Collective

China flexes its high-speed rail muscles by rolling out 32 new routes in one day

Xiaomi Expands Beyond Smartphones Once Again With New $150 Air Purifier

Reflections on Uber Incident In India

Quixey moves into India, acquires mobile development company Dexetra

In Mobi raises $5 mn from SoftBank. But not enough to pay even the canteen bill!

A Clue to Softbank‘s 2 Mega India Deals – OlaCabs and Snapdeal – Can Be Traced To Its Hit at Alibaba in China

Sequoia and Nexus invest $3 million in TinyOwl. Zomato recently raised a $60 million funding round from Naukri.
Zipcar clones offer 73 cents an hour rentals to lure Indians
Stage Set For Uber Battle In Asia With Local Rivals


Lilly Huang, SVB; Edith Yeung, 500 Startups Mobile Collective; Elise Huang, WestSummit Capital; Jeff Richards, GGV Capital with Silicon Dragon
moderator Rebecca Fannin at GMIC SV conference, preparing to go on stage.