• When Will China's Internet Giants Open the Acquisition Wallet? (TCTV)

    The biggest difference between the Internet scenes in Silicon Valley and China this year? We’re all still asking when Facebook will go public, while Chinese companies are filing left and right. Part of this is an investor demand to get a chunk of that 400 million person strong and growing Chinese Internet market. But part of this is cultural. American Internet entrepreneurs are more… Read More

  • Was Youku a Chinese Internet Netscape Moment? (TCTV)

    A few weeks ago we flagged a growing trend of Chinese Internet companies going public on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange and getting pretty good valuations. At the time I was surprised more people weren’t paying attention– especially given how few Internet IPOs we’re having in the US and how much of the returns from those Chinese deals were flowing back to Silicon Valley. Read More

  • Branders.com Scores Another $5 Million In Venture Capital

    Branders.com, an online-only promotional items store operator, raised another $5 million in venture funding, bringing the total invested in the company to $46 million. Participating in this round were Menlo Ventures, DCM, Venture Strategy Partners and Altos Ventures. Read More

  • Vindicia Bags Another $7.5 Million In Funding

    Vindicia, a Redwood City, California-based provider of on-demand payment management software has raised $7.5 in Series D funding. New investor ONSET Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, DCM and Leader Ventures. The fourth round of funding brings the total amount of financing invested in the company to $21 million. ONSET Ventures… Read More

  • BitAuto: A Chinese Canary in an Online Ad Coal Mine

    The hardest thing about being an American journalist in China is discovering local entrepreneurs. Part of the reason is that there is just so much going on. There are so many intriguing expats and returning Chinese nationals in Beijing’s start-up scene, you could spend months just meeting with them. But the bigger challenges are the language and cultural barriers. China has no shortage… Read More