New York 2017
at Nasdaq, Times Square
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NY Angels /
HBS Alumni Angels
Acorn Pacific Ventures
VC /STARTUP TALK
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VC and Author,
The Fuzzie & The Techie
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15 SELECT PITCHES
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Chinese Business Series
SUNY Global Center, NY
China's Tech Revolution
May 30, 2017, 6pm
Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin attending 2017 graduation celebration for Technion-Cornell Institute in
New York City.
Around the World Video With
From cross-border investment to tech leadership to trade to the role of media, bilateral U.S.-China relations are at a crucial inflection point, emphasized speakers at a recent Committee of 100's annual conference in DC and a China Institute forum in New York City.
In a telling opinion survey by C100 of 5,000 influentials, both Chinese and American sides noted less trusting and favorable attitudes compared with five years ago. Millennials, however, weighed in with more positive impressions about cross-border U.S.-China partnerships, trade and investment.
How Chinese can relate to Trump and his close-knit family and business dealings came up as a C100 topic.
A son-in-law with great influence, a family business...the Trump family couldn't be more Chinese."
Dennis Wilder, a professor at Georgetown University and a former director for East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.
No end in sight for regulatory curbs on China to U.S. investment was highlighted at the China Institute/SupChina forum.
"The curb is meaningful and real."
Wendy Cai, CEO & Founder, Oenus Capital
We should take a deep breath on this side of the ocean and make the China government more comfortable with U.S. investment."
Lanlan Zhang, vice chairman of CICC US Securities
NEWS & TRENDS
Chinese outbound investment fell by 67 percent in the first four months of 2017, according to Bloomberg, the biggest decline since 2009.
The drop comes after a record year in 2016, when Chinese firms bought $246 billion worth of foreign assets. Tighter capital controls to shore up China's currency and promote investment within the country are likely to blame. Regulators now discourage splashy real estate deals abroad and investments by Chinese companies in overseas assets that aren't strictly related to their business.
The Real Deal
Tencent's on top in China, but how does it stack up to counterparts Apple, Facebook, Google?
VCs flock to China's latest on-demand service: rental of portable smartphone battery chargers. Already, $145 million has been invested in 22 battery rental startups.
China's LeEco aims to slash U.S. jobs amid global pullback.
Valley-obsessed Indian startups now turn to China for ideas.
Amid an ethics fracas over White House connections,
executives have pulled out of an EB-5, five-city roadshow in China promoting a Jersey City luxury apartment building. The roadshow is continuing without Kushner family representation.
The Real Deal
DEALS & FUNDS
Japanese VC firm
closed on a second fund of $67 million and has already inked two deals in India.
Online insurance startup
in Mumbai has raised $30 million in seed financing from
Bitcoin options exchange
raised $11.4 million led by Miami International Holdings and China's Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments.
Travel e-commerce platform
in Bangalore raises seed round from early stage investor Eagle10 Ventures.
Will this giant smog vacuum cleaner in China make a difference?
Chinese millennials are using social media to buy properties overseas. CBC News
Downtown LA comes alive with a construction boom led by Chinese investors. China Daily
China starts construction on new high-speed rail line to link Beijing to Bazhou,
Apply: Silicon Dragon Pitch Contest In NY
Silicon Dragon's launches 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 and
receive funding of up to $200,000,
, startup space and advice.
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
Future of Crowdfunding Panel, at CrowdFund Beat,
Washington, DC May 4, 2017 with panelists Sheryl Hunter, Blaine McLaughlin and Craig Denlinger and moderator Rebecca Fannin.