Tagged: venture capital

China’s Meituan-Dianping Deal Mirrors Didi-Kuaidi Merger

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...

Silicon Dragon Global 2015

COPY TO CHINA tactics for U.S. tech companies are evolving to COPY FROM ASIA strategies as the balance of innovation power shifts to the East.

Silicon Dragon Ranks The Top 10 Unicorn Startups In China

Silicon Dragon’s ranking of China’s top 10 unicorn startups (below) offers a snapshot of these breakthrough leaders with stratospheric valuations. Of the 131 unicorns worldwide, China claims 18 startups in the $1 billion-plus club. More details on each of these unicorns plus a list of the full 18 Chinese companies in the $1 billion club can be accessed...

Silicon Dragon Shanghai 2015

Silicon Dragon’s annual Shanghai event, Sept. 16, features investors, founders and CEOs discussing the new China unicorns, RMB funds, deals with the BAT, IPO outlook, innovations in fintech, and what’s next!

Silicon Dragon LA 2015

LA is emerging as a gateway for international startups to thrive, tap emerging markets for growth and get funding from global VCs and angel investors. Innovative Pasadena is becoming a direct link to China via Alibaba’s new hub near the San Gabriel Foothills.

Irrational Exuberance Upstages Silicon Dragon NY

 By Mark Kolier, The Way I See It This past Monday evening I attended my fourth NYC Silicon Dragon event hosted by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon.  Rebecca (author of the 2011 book Start-up Asia and 2008 book Silicon Dragon) always puts together an interesting program and she conducts these programs all over the globe but...

Silicon Dragon Beijing 2015

Silicon Dragon’s 4th annual event in Beijing features Renren CEO Joe Chen, dealmakers from China’s leading VC firms and tech chats with three founders of innovative startups.

Are Chinese Tech Startups Overvalued?

Technology startups in China are raising cash at a record pace from private investors, prompting concerns about potential overvaluation. The latest hot deal is an $800 million-plus round for Shanghai-based Dianping, an online-review site similar to Yelp Inc., as the WSJ’s Rick Carew and Juro Osawa report. Late demand from new investors increased the fundraising, pushing Dianping’s...