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Valuation game: India’s Micromax Nowhere Close To China’s Xiaomi

Home-grown mobile handset maker Micromax Informatics, which sold as many or even more smartphones in the past couple of quarters than global smartphone leader Samsung in India, is reportedly seeking a valuation of $3-3.5 billion for a potential stake sale. The valuation, which is close to three times its annual sales, is too low compared to its...

Read This Book: The Creator’s Code

“The Creators Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs” recently launched and is getting rave reviews. The book is written by Amy Wilkinson, a strategic adviser and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read what Walter Isaacson had to say about the book: “Based on 200 interviews with entrepreneurs, this book helps explain the...

Renren’s Burst Of US Deals Showcases China Tech Going Global

China’s social networking site Renren is continuing its strategy of investing in U.S. tech startups with disruptive technology. Adding to its expanding portfolio, Renren has recently invested $5 million in mortgage marketplace Sindeo, based in San Francisco. See earlier Forbes post on Renren strategy of moving outside its core business, both by market sector and geographic...

Asian Startups Claim 11% of Billion Dollar Club

It’s remarkable to see so many Asian startups placing in the top tier of global companies valued at 1$ billion or more by venture capital firms. See Billion $ Club. China claims the most with eight, followed by India with four. In a signal that the Startup Asia story is spreading throughout the region, South Korea...

Women On Board: Insider Secrets To Getting On A Board

Interesting new read and relevant: Women On Board: Insider Secrets To Getting On A Board And Succeeding. This new book by KPMG’s Nancy Calderon and WomenCorporateDirectors Susan Stautberg prepares women to take their seat at the boardroom table and to thrive and add significant value once they get there. Check out Women On Board.

Silicon Dragon News – mid-February, 2015

 Baidu’s Chinese New Year heat map tracking the large annual migration from Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen in real time. qianxi.baidu.com Happy Chinese New Year!   TECH DEALS AND TRENDS GREATER CHINA Robin Li channels Liberace at Baidu’s 15th anniversary gala. What is it with China’s tech lords? Join Baidu – see Robin Li play the drums. The perks...

Silicon Dragon Palo Alto 2015

Getting Your Chindia Strategy Right     DEALMAKER PANEL https://youtu.be/uFYxj23JPPs Eric Hsia, Venture Partner, TransLink Capital Eric Kim, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital David Yuan, Partner, Head of Redpoint China Teddy Himler, Associate, Softbank China Chris Evdemon, Partner, Innovation Works Hany Nada, Managing Partner, GGV Capital PANEL: GO EAST Jake Orrin, VP-Partnerships, Quixey, Inc. Dave Morin, Co-founder &...

Silicon Dragon News – January 30, 2015

‘Guru Fixer’ COO Drives Mobile Search Engine Quixey Into Chindia For Faster Growth With Partnerships, Deals Not too many Silicon Valley tech companies are going after both the China and India markets even though that’s where the biggest opportunities exist for many tech companies going after fast growth and profitability. One company that is ahead on this front is mobile app...

Silicon Dragon News – mid-January 2015

CHINESE STARTUPS MAKE A SPLASH AT CES Large Chinese tech companies such as ZTE, Huawei, Alibaba, Hisense, TCL and Lenovo made a splash again at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with prominent exhibit space, flashy billboards and signs. Indeed, if you’re looking for a sign that Chinese tech companies are their way up, consider that one...