Silicon Dragon 2021
Silicon Dragon Names
VC of the Year 2020!
What is the New Norm for VC and Tech?
James Mi, Lightspeed China
Jeff Chi, Vickers Venture
Olivia Wang, ZhenFund
Duncan Chiu, Radiant Capital
Edith Yeung, Race Capital
Michael Yang, HKEX
Irene Chu, KPMG
Charles Ng, InvestHK
Kamran Elahian, Global Catalyst
DEALS, FUNDS, IPOs
Self-driving startup Pony.ai picks up $267 million at a $5.3 billion + valuation. A fund run by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board led the investment. Pony.ai, based in California and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, has been testing autonomous cars on the roads.
Meanwhile, Bytedance (the maker of TikTok and the Chinese version Duoyin) is seeking a pre-IPO round of $2 billion at a staggering valuation of $180 billion. Bytedance already was ranked as the most valuable venture-backed startup.
And, Bytedance is expanding into the e-book business by pumping $170 million into e-book reader Zhangyue.
SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 leads $180 million round in Chinese edtech startup VIPThink.
China private-equity powerhouse Hony Capital (backer of WeWork) closes maiden venture capital fund, raising $130 million in 4 months, with some from US investors.
Accel leads $4.2 million seed deal in sales intelligence platform Slintel, along with Sequoia Capital India.
IDG Capital-backed edtech platform Yuanfudao has landed $2.2 billion in funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $15.5 billion and surpassing Byju’s as the most valuable edtech company in the world.
A fleet of autonomous delivery robots at Zhejiang University gets into formation to make Singles Day (11.11) package deliveries. The future of e-commerce is already here in China.
Bloomberg Beta's Roy Bahat, the Silicon Valley VC who decamped to Wisconsin to lead a get out the vote parade.
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