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Amidst the global downturn, China continues to amaze…

From an email I received y’day:

According to Zero2IPO Research Center statistics, a total of 29 domestic and foreign VC firms established 40 funds during Q2‘08. This figure represents US$3.02B of capital available for investing in Mainland China marking a record high for a single quarter.

Additionally, 159 Chinese entrepreneurial firms receiving venture capital disclosed investment totaling US$1.20B. In comparison with the same period last year, the number of deals and the disclosed investment amount increased 31.4% and 73.5% respectively.

Keeping up with the “booming…China investment market”, Zero2IPO is organizing its second China VC & PE Event in London next month. Try and be there.

I will be speaking just after the tea break on investment opportunities for European investors in China.

September 10th, 2008 Posted by | China, Conferences and Panels, Emerging Markets, Venture Capital in Asia | 2 comments


  1. Sounds very interesting but even if I do an ‘early bird’ before Sept 12th, I feel US$ 876 is a bit too much money. These conferences are priced, I think, to keep the relationships circulating within the same network, not to expand the network. 🙂

    Comment by Shefaly | September 10, 2008

  2. I agree Shefaly…it is a bit steep…Fortunately I am getting a Speaker’s Pass..

    I will speak to Gavin Ni about it…I think they could do with keeping at least a few tickets aside for early-birds, students and the likes.

    Comment by Shantanu | September 17, 2008

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