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Managing Director, DFJ China
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Partner, Cooley LLP
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MD, Morningside Ventures

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Co-founder & CEO
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Justin Mallen
Silk Road Telecommunication


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Co-Founder, Affinity China

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null  China's NQ Mobile On The Move Globally 

Competing in the swift-moving mobile communications market as a Chinese brand is not for the weak or timid.  Ask Omar Khan at NQ Mobile NQ, hired last year as co-CEO to drive international expansion for the mobile security software company which now has dual CEOs and dual headquarters - Beijing and Dallas.

"The mobile industry is moving extremely fast, irrespective of geography," says Khan. He observes that China with the world's largest smartphone market and tremendous scale is leading the world in mobile innovations, having effectively skipped over

the PC era.

NQ Mobile is at the forefront of Chinese tech companies that are hiring globally minded industry experts to help transition to overseas markets and formulate the right money-making strategy. Since joining the NYSE-listed company early last year, Khan has been busy figuring out how to lead it from mobile security company to a broader mobile Internet platform.

What's working so far is . . . 

Read Forbes post, NQ Mobile on the move

NQ Mobile's Co-CEO will be speaking at our Silicon Dragon event
on Sand Hill Road, Oct. 3.
Simon  Aug

Chinese in U.S. rStartup Asia News NNEWS 


It looks like China VC is getting back to

its normal frantic pace!  

Chinese online travel sites continue to gain interest from venture investors as Tuniu picks up $60 million in a Series D round from Singapore's Temasek and VC firm DCM. Earlier backers were Gobi, Sequoia and Highland Capital Partners. Former Alibaba exec Tang Zhengrong join Tuniu as CTO. Read Tuniu.     
App maker Yixia raises $25 million in Series B financing from Redpoint Ventures and Morningside Ventures.  
 RRE Ventures, Accel, Lunar Capital exit investment in Chinese mobile payments service SmartPay with sale to Ping An, which is expanding into Internet finance. SmartPay was backed with $10 million in Series B VC in 2006. 
China-based semiconductor maker has filed for a $115 million IPO on NASDAQ, a possible sign that the drought is ending.
Fosun raises $525 million to invest in overseas funds targeting the China growth story in consumer spending. See Fosun.
Snowman Logistics, an Indian cold chain services firm backed by Norwest Venture Partners and the IFC, has filed for an IPO in India.
Japan's Rakuten snap up Singapore-based Viki video site for $100 million for expansion of its global media business.  
 In other news
Kai-Fu Lee, China's top tech commentator and a leading investor in Chinese startups from his Innovation Works, is taking time out to undergo treatment for cancer. Let's all hope he's back to work soon.
 Kai-Fu and I were on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Dalian this week but he had to cancel, unfortunately. 
AustralAsia Archive
. . . . In case you missed our tech tour
Down Under
 The budding startup scene in Australia needs more successful local entrepreneurial companies and loads more venture capital to jumpstart its tech economy. But Sydney-based Atlassian with Silicon Valley investor Accel behind it could establish some new standards.
  Read Forbes post, AUSSIE.     


Read post on Wellington's startup scene, SHAKING.


Read clip on why I didn't any cows all week in New Zealand, see KIWI INGENUITY.


Read my review in Huffington Post on Huka Lodge in Taupo.     


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