Venture Capital

Chinese Internet Firms Face Harsh Road Ahead

From Economic Observer Online: Funding from venture capital firms has dried up in the wake of the global credit crunch, affecting Chinese internet-based startups, which depended heavily on foreign funding. Fund managers and...

Online Video Firms Under Bankruptcy Risks

From China Daily: Chinese venture-backed online video firms, which were on the edge of making profits, are now under risks of bankruptcy with the spreading US financial crisis, said a report in Monday’s Economic Observer...

Tech Boom Sweeps China, But Some Sense a Bubble – Ariana Eunjung Cha

China’s the place where everyone wants to invest…right? Its tech sector, laden with both high expectations and unclear results, calls some things into doubt. For more information on the tech boom’s status and its possible future, read on. From The Washington Post: Over the past decade, start-ups have proliferated throughout China, thanks to an aggressive […]

Private Equity Firms Make China Home – Raphael Minder

From Financial Times: Fundraising for private equity in China bucked the overall trend in Asia by more than doubling in the first half, at a time when private equity managers are struggling to put their Chinese money to work, figures on Tuesday revealed. Private equity firms raised $5.26bn to invest in China, a 239 per […]

U.S. Firms Invest $23.5M in Chinese Video Site – Peter Svensson

From AP via MSNBC: A group of U.S. venture capital firms, including Disney’s investment arm, was set to announce Wednesday that it had invested $23.5 million in UUSee, a major Chinese site for Web video. UUSee distributes live and on-demand TV from CCTV, China’s largest TV broadcaster; CSAT, China’s largest satellite TV company; and Beijing […]

Venture Capital Flowing to China Doubled in Three-Month Period – Sai Man

From The Wall Street Journal: Venture-capital investment in China doubled to US$480 million in the three months ended June from US$239 million in the year-earlier period, a new report said Thursday. The dollar value of total deals for the quarter was the highest in 2¬Ω years, and the number of transactions, 54, was the highest […]

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