Mary Meeker of the prominent VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfied Byers released her annual Internet Trends slide deck at the D11 Conference on May 29th. Meeker’s report highlighted a number of compelling trends, including the astounding growth of Android and iOS mobile market share (now a combined 88% globally from 5% in 2005), mobile traffic [...]
What do Neil Shen and Hans Tung have in common? Both are ranked by Forbes as top 100 venture capitalists globally, and both are speaking at the third annual Silicon Dragon Forum in Beijing, May 29.
Whether providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) for enterprise resource planning (ERP), on-premise ERP, infrastructure-as-a-service (e.g. offsite servers and storage), security or something else, enterprise tech companies have been a relative bright spot in U.S. markets compared to overly-hyped consumer facing companies such as Groupon (77% of value lost since IPO), Zynga (66% of value lost since IPO) [...]
Despite the high-end ambitions of Xiaomi’s larger domestic rivals like ZTE and Huawei, Xiaomi and its colorful founder Lei Jun are often called the Chinese answer to Apple’s iPhone. Similarities between the two smart phone makers include highly knowledgeable, devout followers and a belief that user experience transcends the phone itself. There is also [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Silicon Dragon conference at Shanghai’s Knowledge & Innovation Community, a complex of offices and labs that aims to leverage the intellectual capital of nearby Fudan University.
Here are some thoughts regarding the panel on “Exit Options” for Chinese tech companies.
Kai Fu Lee’s Crusade against Citron: Who [...]
Although unlikely to suffer from impatience or myopia, China’s most optimistic Venture Capitalists may find current market conditions worrisome. According to a first half review by the Zero2IPO Research Center, 2012 has seen sharp declines in investment exits by VC firms, PE fundraising investable in China (down 77.1% year-over-year), M&A deal volume (22.0% drop in transaction value for the first half of 2012) and the domestic IPOs of Chinese enterprises (63 less deals year-on-year with 56.2% less aggregate capital raised), all polluting the horizon’s promise for China’s Venture Capital firms.
I’m a sucker for a good SlideShare and Tayler Cox has put together a very good one. Tayler’s an investment associate at the Zhen Fund, a startup investment fund masterminded by Xu Xiaoping, the co-founder of New Oriental Education (NYSE: EDU). It covers the nuts and bolts of early stage investing in Chinese Internet startups. Enjoy.
Brazil and China represent the economic power hubs of their respective regions, and despite different languages, cultures, political and economic systems, there are many similarities when it comes to their Internet markets.
The shares of Chinese internet companies tanked in September amid acute regulatory uncertainty. In the US, the Justice Department is probing for potential criminal charges against the series of Chinese accounting scandals and frauds in March-May. In China, the government is considering reforms to the VIE corporate structure that could constrain the ability of Chinese firms to raise finance and operate off-shore.
TechRice recently sat down with Oscar Ramos, co-founder and CEO of DaD Asia to discuss this early-stage investment firm’s approach to China [see DaD Asia's portfolio].
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