SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                           Dec. 5, 2016

January 19, 2017
Program: China's Tech Impact
in the U.S.
Making The Most of
Tencent's WeChat  

Featuring VC/Dealmakers
Steve Hoffman
Founders Space
Ming Yeh
 CSC Upshot Ventures
Han Shen
Pat Kenealy
 IDG Ventures USA
Tiemin Zhao
IPV Capital
Chris Evdemon
Sinovation Ventures

Eagle Yi
Tencent America
Luke Priddy
Faz Assadi
Oracle Social Cloud
Adrian McDermott


February 19-20
VIP Dinner
& Forum at
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 

2017 Program:
The Tech Triangle -
Israel, China, U.S.

Past Silicon Dragon Speakers
Rebecca, Yesha Sivan
Jon Medved William Bao Bean Hillel Schuster, KPMG Howard Krongard
VC Dealmakers
2 Mega Events In Israel
in Mid-February

Investor Global Summit
February 16, 2017
in Jerusalem
February 20
at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
 + VIP Dinner, Feb. 19
in Tel Aviv


Silicon Dragon

Speaking Appearances 

China-UK Hi-Tech Festival 

December 8-9, 2016 



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  Just as China is having an impact in the tech innovation world and in Hollywood film-making and virtual reality, the same holds true in art. Miami recently hosted Art Basel, the world's largest art fair, and Chinese galleries and artists were on full display.  Among the young Chinese breaking through was Michael Huang, co-founder of the MWoods art museum in Beijing's 798.  He was posing dressed in an all-black suit stitched together with ribbons, and for effect, in front of a sign, "very sexy."

Art ChinaA controversial exhibit from Leo Xu Projects, a young gallery in Shanghai,  showed a computer-generated long tape of links strung together, with specific words blocked from entering China's Internet.
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  Silicon Dragon News, Deals & Trends
China is chasing Silicon Valley talent who are worried about a Trump presidency. Baidu CEO Robin Li says many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley have expressed worries about the U.S. staying ahead in innovation and he hopes excellent talents from the U.S. and elsewhere will come to China and help it play a more important role in global innovation.

Silicon Valley-based angel investor Cyriac Roeding recently spent three weeks getting immersed in China's vibrant startup ecosystem. His conclusions: Beijing will rival the Valley within a decade, Chinese startups move faster than U.S. counterparts, Chinese entrepreneurs no longer just clone but innovate, Silicon Valley has the edge in hardcore tech but China has an authentic, raw entrepreneurialism. 

In the new era ushered in by Trump's victory, the Chinese have the most to gain - or to lose, writes Eric Li, founder of Chengwei Capital from Shanghai in Foreign Affairs.

Now that Didi Chuxing has bought its former rival, Uber China users will need to create a new account with a local phone number and a Chinese online payment system such as Alipay, Unionpay or Baidu Wallet.

China cleantech-focused VC firm Tsing Capital and US-based SVC Angel Fund have formed a partnership with an IngDan, an IoT platform that has set up in Silicon Valley.

China genomic services provider Novogene, working on next-gen sequencing, raises $75 million from a group of Chinese investors, among them China Merchants Bank.

HTC's Vive champion Alvin Wang Graylin offers his views on the long-term impact of VR, tips for VR founders/investors, and why China will be key.

Rui Ma is leaving 500 Startups to launch a cross-border fund-of-funds that will still leverage her early-stage tech investment knowledge.

A fascinating list of 26 most innovative venture capitalists has been put together by Stefano Bernardi, co-founder and managing partner of MissionMarketVC.

Softbank is still bullish on India, vowing to continue investing $10 billion in India's emerging tech companies over the next 10 years.
Eight Road Ventures has led a $12 million, series B investment in Indian biotech startup Core Diagnostics.

American Express Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the credit card company, has led a $4 million round for IndiaLends.

The startup scene in Singapore is ramping up 28 active VCs and 318 deals, triple the number three years ago.  Jeffrey Chi, vice chairman of Vickers Venture in Singapore, noted that his firm's focus has been shifting from China to Southeast Asia, with one-third of its portfolio companies from Singapore.

DatastreamX, a Singapore online marketplace for real-time data, has landed a pre-series A funding of $456,000 from Wavemaker Partners.

Jungle Ventures has raised a $100 million fund - its second - for Southeast Asia and beyond.

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Getting ready for London, where we'll be
March 9 for Silicon Dragon. I'm posing with 
England's most eccentric artist Daniel Lismore.
China now leads the art world market!
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