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Silicon Dragon Launches Pitch Contest In NY
Silicon Dragon is holding its second annual startup pitch contest in NYC, June 21, at Nasdaq.
Fifteen founders will be selected to pitch on stage before judges Jim Robinson of RRE Ventures and Brian Cohen of NY Angels.
Two finalists will go to Beijing on an expense-paid, 3-day trip starting August 18 to compete globally in the Overseas Talent Entrepreneur Conference (OTEC).
The champion will receive funding of up to $200,000,
, startup space and advice.
To apply to pitch, click Silicon Dragon Pitch.
Your startup qualifies if:
- less than 3 years old
- has not received Series A financing
- is in tech, finance, modern services, social enterprise, cultural creativity
- is preferably based in NY or metro area and may expand to China
No Bites In The BIG APPLE'S Silicon Alley
The Big Apple's startup scene is becoming more vibrant, with the spirit and talent of Silicon Valleys worldwide but with a
more congenial environment than other hotspots globally.
There's less competition for deals in New York, and it's rare to see competitive bids for deals.
Despite developing into the second-largest U.S. venture market, NYC VC is only one-third the size of Northern California's market.
Read Forbes post, Silicon Alley.
Too Much Money Chasing Deals In Asia?
Too much money chasing too few deals? That's a perennial question in the cyclical private equity and VC business. In Asia, a wave of private equity chasing deals in Asia is keeping competition for transactions heightened.
For the third year in a row, Asia-Pacific private equity-backed transactions have performed well, at record highs. Read
PE Highs in Asia
The mythical unicorn is no fantasy in China, which boasts more than 100 unicorns.
's tech u
nicorns were a country, they would form t
he world's 26th largest economy, a ranking by China Monday Network shows.
When two professors created a model to predict the value of unicorns, they found that half were not unicorns at all. Read more,
Any market can join China's Belt and Road initiative including countries that weren't part of the ancient Silk Road.
China's Internet giants go global.
t is leading the acquisition spree, followed by
has made its first investment in Southeast Asia, in fintech startup Silot that is launching in Singapore and Thailand and then aiming to expand within the region. Silot was formed by prior
Baidu executives from China.
Cheetah Mobile's live video-streaming app
Live.me has raised $60 million from
Matrix Partners, IDG Capital, Gobi Partners, Evolution Media Partners
Softbank has invested $500 million in U.K. virtual reality upstart Improbableio. It's Europe's largest startup funding so far this year.
YTO Express is purchasing Hong Kong's
On Time Logistics for $151 million.
China's largest insurer Ping An is launching a $1 billion fintech and healthcare fund for early-stage investments. Ping An runs Lufas, China's large peer-to-peer lending service and has an interest in Good Doctor, a popular medical app. Running the fund as chief innovation officer will be Citicorp veteran Jonathan Larsen.
Chinese bike sharing startup Youon called off its A-share IPO amid an IP infringement lawsuit as it was on its way to become China's first publicly traded firm in this new sector. Meanwhile, Tencent jumped into the bike craze by leading a $1.2 billion investment in Indonesian upstart Go-Jek.
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco has selected 15 finalists for an India milestone makers program.
Silicon Dragon Beijing 2017: Talk with Dave McClure, 500 Startups