Gary Rieschel: I’m Confident Qiming Will Be A Top Quartile Performer In China

In this episode of China Money Podcast, Gary Rieschel, founder of Qiming Venture Partners, shares his thoughts on the Chinese economy, the technological evolutions of the Chinese Internet sector and why he is confident that Qiming will be well within the top quartile performers among China’s venture capital firms. Founded in 2006, Qiming Venture is one of the most successful venture capital firms in China, having invested in and successfully listed companies including Jiayuan, ChinaCache and Touchmedia. Qiming recently closed …

China’s QDLP May Prove A Boon To Foreign Hedge Funds In Fundraising

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to Kevin Carter, co-founder and CEO of California-based Baochuan Capital Management, and Kenny Li, CEO of Shanghai-based KKM Capital discuss the pros and cons of international hedge funds investing in China’s A-share market through the QFII program; and how international hedge funds can raise money from China’s wealthy individuals and giant institutional investors. The comments are made at a joint event held by the Hedge Fund Association and Bloomberg on Jan 5, …

Tristen Langley: Start-ups Within Chinese Internet Companies Generate Great Value

In this episode of China Money Podcast, co-founder of Amalfi Capital, Tristen Langley, talks with our host, Nina Xiang, on Alibaba Group’s US$586 million acquisition of an 18% stake of Sina’s Weibo, her investment firm’s winning and losing bets, and the future challenges facing China’s e-commerce industry. Listen to the full-interview in the audio podcast, watch the shortened video version or read an excerpt below.

Tian X. Hou: Weibo Will Finally Bolster Sina’s Bottom Line

In this edition of China Money Network, Tian X. Hou, founder and CEO of T.H. Capital, shares her thoughts on why Qihoo’s stock is just starting a major bull run, why Sina is undervalued and what Baidu should do to advance forward in a mobile world. Listen to the full interview in the audio podcast, watch an abbreviated video version or read an excerpt below. Q: How will China’s economic slowdown impact Chinese overseas listed Internet stocks? A: Not that …

Venture Capital Fundraising Plummets in China

Chinese venture fundraising sunk to just US$73 million across two funds during the second quarter, a decline of 71% in the number of funds and less than a tenth of the amount raised during the first quarter, according to a report by Dow Jones.

Tim Draper: Extraordinary Returns Are Coming Back To Venture Capital In The Next Three Years

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), speaks with our host Nina Xiang about the history of DFJ’s investment activities in China, where he is focused on funding the next big tech companies, his big misses in China, and his views on the next tech bubble that he thinks is coming right now.

Chinese Microblog Internet Users Decline 9% In 2013

China’s Internet users reached 618 million at the end of 2013, up 53.6 million compared with a year ago, according to a new report released by the China Internet Network Information Center. China’s Internet penetration rate stood at 45.8% at year-end in 2013, up 3.7 percentage points compared with 2012. Mobile Internet users hit 500 million, up 80 million from 2012. About 81% of Internet users access the Internet with mobile devices. Mobile video sharing, mobile games and mobile online …

Gaorong Capital Leads $48M Series A Round For Avazu

Shanghai-based digital advertising solution provider Avazu Inc. has raised US$48 million in series A financing, according to Chinese media reports. Gaorong Capital led the round. An undisclosed U.S.-based Internet-focused private equity fund and a group of unnamed Internet companies also participated.

China Venture Investments Jump To $2B During Q1

Venture capital investments in Greater China witnessed strong growth during the first quarter. Total venture deal value hit US$2 billion, more than double the US$800 million registered during the fourth quarter last year, according to research firm Preqin.

Fosun Launches $100M US Venture Arm

Shanghai-headquartered Chinese privately owned conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. has launched a US$100 million venture arm in Silicon Valley to invest in technology companies that are looking to expand in China, according to media reports.