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Doing Deals with China and Silicon Valley: Investing, Startups, Marketing, Angels

  • Winston & Strawn 101 California 35th floor San Francisco, CA USA (map)

China’s investors are aggressively making investments in both early and advanced stage startups in Silicon Valley such as Angel List. Although Chinese investors have traditionally invested in manufacturing, real estate, and production, now they are investing in venture funds and directly in startups. In addition, major Chinese retailers such as large e-commerce company are opening offices in the US.  

Startups Seeking Funding: Learn how you can take advantage of this trend of Chinese tech leaders and investors now seeking investment opportunities in Silicon Valley. 
Investors Raising Funds: Learn how to attract Chinese investors to invest in your fund.

These investors invest in these markets:
Hardware, Internet of Things, Digital Media, Mobile Apps/Devices

Understanding Chinese Investors for Funds: 

1.   Who are the Chinese investors and how do you meet them?
2.   Why are they now seeking digital investments in the US?  
3.   When do they invest, early or later stage? 
4.   What will they seek when investing in a fund?
5.   What will they look for to invest such as--revenue, customers, US investors, brand, and partners.
6.   What types of startups, products or services are most attractive? Should they be ventures that can expand to Chinese markets? 
7.   How do you contact and attract Chinese Investors?

How Startups Attract Chinese Investors:
1.   How can US venture funds raise funding from Chinese investors? What are implications for US and Chinese companies each expanding their retail business?
2.   What should you know about legal, marketing and regulatory implications for partnerships between US and China?
3.   How do you develop connections with Chinese investors if you are based in the US?
4.   What are opportunities for partnerships or raising money from Chinese incubators for development of:  Internet of Things, Wearables, Cloud, Mobile, Hardware, Components, Wireless and Services. eCommerce, Games, Retail?
5.   China's skills in managing supply chains make it a leader in the hardware end of high-tech manufacturing. How does China and SV compare for technical innovation
6.   How do they compare for manufacturing?


5:30-6:30 Networking, food, drinks, demo tables
6:30-800 Program and panel, startup pitches

8:00-8:30 Networking

Later Event: January 27
ContinuumSF 2016