Silicon Dragon News – December 2014

SILICON DRAGON TALK
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

 

 

STARTUP ASIA BANGALORE HIGHLIGHTS

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

VIDEOS
VC Panel
Tech Chats:
Amazon India
OlaCabs
JustDial
Welcome Remarks

Thanks to our sponsors:
Dorsey, S&R Associates, KPMG

Event Partners
Your Story, Mumbai Angels, TiE Bangalore
Silicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups - A Reality CheckSilicon Dragon Talk: Hong Kong Startups – A Reality Check
Silicon Dragon Talk:
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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NEWS

CHINA
Chinese social app Momo is an IPO with mojo http://dlvr.it/7n1Lhq 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. http://bit.ly/1wcnFyc

Didi Dache, a Chinese Ride-Hailing App, Raises $700 Million http://nyti.ms/1DbiYdc
Alibaba Group backs KTplay social gaming platform: Chinese e-commerce behemoth makes another investment. http://kazi.info/1zPClTi

Xiaomi’s fitness wearable partner, Huami has raised USD 35 million in series B funding led by Banyan Capital http://dlvr.it/7kY2JX

Tencent, Banyan Capital lead $15 million Series A for Renren Express http://bit.ly/1zRb6HU

China reaches out to Facebook in growing courtship on forb.es/1s8uOjD

Zuckerberg’s Love Affair With Xi Jinping http://on.cfr.org/1uhDnmk

All this blather about #China becoming world’s No.1 econ is a pile of statistical nonsense http://on.mktw.net/1tSdA43

More than 680 million people in China will be online next year, or 2.5X the number in the United States http://nyti.ms/1FVnMRD

500 Startups hires Edith Yeung to lead the new $10 million micro-fund for mobile apps, 500 Startups Mobile Collective http://ow.ly/F7Ej8

China flexes its high-speed rail muscles by rolling out 32 new routes in one day http://bit.ly/1wv4IZH

Xiaomi Expands Beyond Smartphones Once Again With New $150 Air Purifier http://tcrn.ch/12lH6Zz

INDIA
Reflections on Uber Incident In India http://onforb.es/1Gknt1e

Quixey moves into India, acquires mobile development company Dexetra http://bit.ly/1GkmZZ5

In Mobi raises $5 mn from SoftBank. But not enough to pay even the canteen bill! http://ecoti.ms/0bJNZY

A Clue to Softbank‘s 2 Mega India Deals – OlaCabs and Snapdeal – Can Be Traced To Its Hit at Alibaba in China http://onforb.es/1nQv9oL

Sequoia and Nexus invest $3 million in TinyOwl. Zomato recently raised a $60 million funding round from Naukri. bit.ly/1FRiqoA
Zipcar clones offer 73 cents an hour rentals to lure Indians http://buswk.co/1umocJH http://buswk.co/1umocJHttp://buswk.co/1umocJH
Stage Set For Uber Battle In Asia With Local Rivals http://onforb.es/1yp9TKA

OUT AND ABOUT

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.