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Venture Roundtable: Understanding China and its Strategy for Innovation Dominance

Venture Roundtable: Understanding China and its Strategy for Innovation Dominance

Investors ONLY: VCs, Angels, CVCs

Date: September 26, 2019 Time: 11:30 - 1:30 Venue: Santa Clara, CA

Understanding China and its Strategy for Innovation Dominance

How China tech giants are creating their own technology universe.

Discussion topics:

  1. How China is rushing to define the future of commercial technology
  2. Who the key players are and how China’s tech sector is giving the US a run for its money
  3. How the Chinese ecosystem works and the players in it
  4. What’s at stake in the looming trade war between the US and China
  5. How US businesses will be transformed
  6. The entrepreneurial dynamics and business model innovations of China’s leading tech companies and how they will transform the world as they go global


Rebecca A Fannin
A leading expert on global
As a technology writer, author and media entrepreneur, she began her career as a journalist covering venture capital from Silicon Valley. Following the VC money, she became one of the first American journalists to write about China’s entrepreneurial boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Today, Rebecca pens a weekly column for Forbes, and is a special correspondent for Rebecca’s journalistic career has taken her to the world’s leading hubs of tech innovation, and her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Inc., among others.

Rebecca’s first book, Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race (McGraw-Hill 2008), profiled Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu, and she has followed these Chinese tech titans ever since. Her second book, Startup Asia (Wiley 2011), explored how India is the next up and comer, which again predicted a leading-edge trend. She also contributed the Asia chapter to a textbook, Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). Her new book, Tech Titans of China: How China’s Tech Sector is Challenging the World by Working Harder, Innovating Faster & Going Global, was released by Hachette’s Nicholas Brealey Publishing in 2019.

Adrian Rich
Partner, Perkins Coie

Adrian Rich has more than 15 years of experience counseling high-growth, emerging companies and their investors. With an education in biomedical engineering and economics and a lifelong passion for computers and programming, Adrian brings a deep technological understanding and a unique approach to counseling clients from inception to exit, as they undertake financial and strategic investments, licensing, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and public offerings, as well routine corporate matters. He tackles complex negotiations and issues, including deal structuring, reorganizations and down-rounds, using strong quantitative skills, coupled with creative problem solving.


11:30 – 12:00 Doors open, Networking and Lunch
12:00 – 01:30  Meeting/Virtual begins
01:30 Program Ends

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