I’m kicking off the new year 2019 with my list of Silicon Dragon predictions in venture and tech. So here goes a few of my top picks. Read more at Forbes. Alibaba and Tencent will increasingly duel over major segments of the Chinese tech economy. The BAT companies are becoming the AT companies, though Baidu is shaking things...
Weekly digest: Xiaomi invests in Indian video streamer, Alibaba’s financial unit and Didi Kuaidi go for mega-billion dollar status in funding.
James Hardy, former GM of Alibaba in Europe and now Avenue51 CEO, shares his views with Silicon Dragon’s Rebecca Fannin on how UK e-commerce startups can succeed in China.
Startup Asia’s wrap of the news with a cross-border focus features Matrix, Nexus and Innovation Works.
Alibaba’s investment of $1.25 billion in an 020 food delivery app creates another Chinese unicorn startup even in these tighter venture times.
Alibaba dealmaking continues strong with Disney and SCMP round out the year while 2016 looks strong.
Alibaba gives Gobi the go-ahead to manage its new fund to back Hong Kong and Taiwan startups
VC firms that stand to gain from Alibaba’s proposal to purchase the remaining 82% of Youku Tudou include Chengwei Capital, Youku’s first institutional investor in 2005 (alongside Farallon Capital Management) which has also participated in each of the five successive funding rounds leading up to the company’s 2010 IPO. Other VC firms that have a stake...
JD.com’s move into Silicon Valley adds to trend of Chinese tech leaders with U.S. outposts and pursuit of cross-border business as competition grows.
The merger of China’s Meituan, a “Groupon for China,” and Dianping, “China’s Yelp,” to create a $15 billion giant respectively backed by Alibaba and Tencent as well as several prominent VC firms, marks the largest combo in China’s Internet industry in a year when Internet deals involving Chinese companies are pegged at $58.4 billion, nearly double the amount for...
Alibaba turns to India for outreach, with new investments in Indian startups Paytm and Snapdeal.
Silicon Dragon’s conference comes to Pasadena at a time when Chinese money is hitting the streets in rapid fire.