Connect With Tech Leaders on Tour At The GMIC Roadshow USA

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San Francisco – Palo Alto – San Jose

The GMIC Roadshow  is an exceptional opportunity for Silicon Valley based companies to learn about opportunities in Chinabuild relationships with top leaders and promote their initiatives in Asia without even leaving the Bay area.  Connect with us from November 5th – 12th.

Our delegation will be attending many closed-door meetings with top Silicon Valley companies including:
– Google (Android Team)
– SV Angel
– Right Ventures
– SK Telecom Ventures
– Sequoia
– Mozilla
– Glu Mobile
– eBay
– Square
– RocketSpace
– Zynga

Meet with us at the following events and conferences:

There will of course be numerous ways to connect with the delegation during the trip.

The GMIC Roadshow SV and The GMIC Roadshow SF will closely mirror the GMIC content by focusing on mobile trends and strategies in Asia and contrasting them with what is occurring in the US.  These events will feature the delegation as speakers in addition to local tech leaders.

Connecting with us at the following dates and events.

Event: GMIC Roadshow SF – Chinese Internet Influencers
Location: San Francisco
Dates: November 7 2011

Event: GMIC Roadshow SV – Mobile Innovation Across Borders
Location: Stanford
Dates: November 8 2011

Event: SV China Wireless – Special Networking Event with China Internet Elites
Location: Palo Alto
Dates: November 9 2011

Event: Churchill Club – Business in China 2012
Location: San Jose
Dates: November 10 2011

The Delegation Includes:

Wang Jian, CTO, Alibaba (1688.HK) – The world’s largest online B2B trading platform for small businesses

Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi – China’s most famous angel investor and CEO of China’s“most ambitious startup”

Michael Song, CEO, Skymobi (MOBI) – China’s largest Android marketplace and recently IPO’d in the USWang Yong, CEO, DeNA China (2432.T) – DeNA is Japan’s largest mobile internet company and currently growing in China.Wang Qiangyu, CEO, Duanqu – leading social network in China focused on the “short culture” of SMS, micro-blogs and media

Lin Bin, President, Xiaomi – Mobile handset manufacturer and app developer in China. China’s “most ambitious startup”

Wenchu, CEO, GWC – Trip organizer, producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

Yiqun Bo, President, GWC China – Trip organizer, producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

Barrett Parkman, VP, GWC – Trip organizer, producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

SVEntrepreneurs Accelerator Mentoring Session IV & V

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SVE Accelerator invites you to Mentoring Session IV & V.


Noon: Lunch and networking

12:30PM Introduction

12:35 – 1:35PM Session IV

Mentor: Richard Melmon, Managing Director, Bullpen Captital

“Get Real”

 1:40PM – 2:40PM Session V.

Mentor: Anil Advani, Managing Partner, Inventus Law

1 Venture Financing, which details various terms of a venture financing.

2 Anatomy of a Venture Financing Term Sheet.


Event is free for all applicants:Accelerator program  Application form







Richard Melmon, Managing Director

Richard co-founded NSVG in 2002, and has managed its investment in twelve seed stage companies since 2002, including Broadware (sold to Cisco), BigFix (sold to IBM), Zvents, TubeMogul, Aggregate Knowledge, Superfish, and Shortform.

He advised large Japanese high tech companies on using Silicon Valley methods to transform their firms.  His clients included Sony, Matsushita, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, and Konica Minolta.

He has actively participated in the creation and management of a number of companies:  Electronic Arts with Trip Hawkins in 1982, market cap today, $5 Billion; Melmon Tawa & Partners, a high tech advertising agency, in 1985, sold to Livingston and Co. in 1989; Objective Software in 1989, sold to Asymetrix in 1993; Vextec, in 2003, Zvents, in 2005, MyDigitalLife in 2006, Shortform in 2009.

Richard started his career as a physicist building klystron tubes for Varian Associates.

After graduating from Stanford Business School in 1973, he joined Intel, where, as a young marketing manager, he introduced the world’s first mass marketed digital watch (Microma), which convinced him the time was right for building and marketing a personal computer.

Unable to convince Intel’s management, he left to join Regis McKenna Inc. as General Manager, where from 1979 to 1981, he helped launch Apple Computer, 3Com, and Genentech, among others.

While at RMI, the venture capitalist Ben Rosen showed him a prototype of what would become the world’s first spreadsheet, VisiCalc.  Convinced it would change the world, he took on the launching of the company, then called Personal Software.  Soon, he joined the company, which he renamed VisiCorp, where he had the privilege of marketing the world’s number one personal computer software product.

In 1982, the prestige by association with VisiCalc allowed him to easily raise money to start Electronic Arts with Trip Hawkins.

Falling out with Trip led him to leave the company and start Melmon Tawa & Partners with Tom Tawa in 1985.  This high tech ad agency launched numerous companies and products, including Xilinx (the first programmable gate array), Stratacom (the inventor of modern packet based technologies leading to the internet as we know it), and Adobe’s Adobe Illustrator.  MT&P also had as clients Sun Microsystems, Atari, Frame Technology, and many of Silicon Valley’s high tech firms.  The agency was sold in 1990 to a large west coast agency.

From his VisiCalc experiences, Richard had a vision of combining the spreadsheet metaphor with a formal relational database back-end.  This led to his formation of Objective Software, the development and launch of the product Spreadbase, and the subsequent sale of the company to Asymetrix in 1993. The product was a precursor to the rise of the data warehouse, and the data analytics market.

He rejoined Regis McKenna as a Partner with The McKenna Group from 1995 to 1998, advising Japanese companies on the impact of the internet.  His clients included all of the major Japanese high technology firms.

He found NSV, a precursor to NSVG, in 1998, to do early stage investing.  His investments included Commerce One, BigFix, Inktomi, Broadware, and others.

Richard graduated with a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969, and with an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1973.


Anil Advani

Mr. Advani’s practice focuses on the formation, financing and general corporate counseling of emerging companies and technology businesses. He also has an active practice representing India-focused emerging companies, investment banks, financial institutions and venture funds, both in the United States and in India.

He is the principal at Inventus Law, and was most recently of counsel and Head of the India practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Before joining Orrick, Mr. Advani was General Counsel and Vice President of SemIndia, a pioneering effort to establish semiconductor manufacturing in India. As General Counsel for SemIndia, Mr. Advani was responsible for coordinating with the Government of India in formulating a comprehensive semiconductor policy for India as well as with the State of Andhra Pradesh in structuring Fab City on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad.

Prior to joining SemIndia, Mr. Advani was a Senior Associate in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward where his practice focused on representation of emerging companies and the venture funds and banks that finance those companies. Mr. Advani began his legal career as an attorney in India where he practiced for a number of years at the High Court of Delhi.

In the last over ten years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Mr. Advani has represented more than 230 startup companies, and numerous founders, venture capital investors, angel investors, and venture lending and leasing sources on legal issues relating to formation, founder issues, consulting and advisory arrangements, capital structuring, angel financings, venture financings, debt financings, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and India-related issues.

Mr. Advani has a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors) from Delhi University, Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Advani is licensed to practice law in California, New York and India.



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Android Startup @DroidPlanet Featured Speaker: Jason Krikorian – General Partner – DCM

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs invite you to come to DroidPlanet (Room 29A) at Sand Diego Oc 11th 4PM to meet with Jason from DCM, who will give the opening remark at the Android Startup Challenge.

DCM is a early stage technology venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley, China, and Japan. Since 1996, it has invested in successful companies like About.com, Sling Media (makers of the Slingbox), DangDang (Amazon of China), and Renren (Facebook of China). More recently, DCM, in conjunction with its partners KDDI (2nd largest carrier in Japan), GREE (one of the largest mobile social networking platforms in Japan), and Tencent (one of the largest social networking platforms in  China) announced the App Fund, targeted at the interesting opportunities made available by the Android platform.


Jason’s Bio:

Jason Krikorian brings an entrepreneur’s perspective to DCM and its portfolio companies. Before joiningDCM as a General Partner, Jason co-founded Sling Media, the pioneering digital media and device company. Among its many accolades, Sling Media received an Emmy Award for the Slingbox, the device that first introduced the world to the concept of placeshifting. Sling Media was acquired by EchoStar in October 2007.

As Co-Founder of Sling Media, a DCM portfolio company, Jason headed many functions across the organization. Jason acted as EVP of Business Development, EVP of Marketing, and CFO at various points in the evolution of Sling Media. Among other things, Jason led the establishment of distribution and development partnerships with global television, broadband and mobile operators. The breadth of his responsibilities reflects the wide range of expertise required of an entrepreneur and Jason’s capacity to guide portfolio companies across many areas of their businesses.

Prior to co-founding Sling Media, Jason acted as Partner in id8 Group Holdings, Inc. With id8 Group,Jason advised global leading companies on product and business strategy. His areas of focus included digital media devices and services, and mobile device platforms. Jason also drove business development activities for id8 Group.

Jason joined id8 Group after spending several years in management consulting with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While at BCG, Jason advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, automotive, and utilities sectors. His work there spanned many areas, from retail inventory management to the creation of ecommerce strategies.

Prior to BCG, Jason worked in corporate securities law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he assisted in the execution of numerous initial public offerings, acquisitions, and private placements.

Living and working in a Stanford-dominated area, Jason and his wife Jen count themselves as proud alumni of the University of California, where Jason was a member of the nationally-ranked NCAA swim team.

For more detail of DroidPlanet:

Visit: http://svandroid.org

Meet Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi – China’s most famous angel investor and CEO of China’s “most ambitious startup”

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Silicon Vallen Entrepreneurs would like to invite you to meet a team of CEO/CTOs the top mobile companies from China, led by Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi – China’s most famous angel investor and CEO of China’s “most ambitious startup”.  The event will be held at Stanford Business School, at Nov 8th.

Chairman of the Great Wall Club China. Mr. Lei, joined Kingsoft Corporation Limited in 1992,was appointed as the general manager in 1998.Led by Mr. Lei Jun, Kingsoft was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on Oct 9th, 2007. In December 2007, Mr. Lei relinquished his position as chief executive officer, chief technology officer and president of the company, but remained as an executive director and vice Chairman of the board of the company.

Mr. Lei was co-founder and Chairman of Joyo.com, which was founded in April 2000 and sold to Amazon.com in 2004.

In Dec. 2006, Mr. Lei has invested UCWEB as an angel investor.

Mr. Lei received a lot of honors, including the Chinese Internet Innovator, the best Chinese Annual Angel Investor, one of the Business Leaders with Influence in the next 30 years, the Most Contributive Leader in software industry, Elite People in Chinese Internet industry, and so on.

More detail of the event:


5:15PM Registration & Food,

Cocktail Buffet Dinner

Apps Go China Exhibition

6:15PM Introduction

6:20PM Opening Remark

Wenchu, CEO, GWC – producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

6:30PM Mobile in China

7:30PM Break

7:35PM Startup in Mobile In China

Opening Remark

Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi – China’s most famous angel investor and CEO of China’s “most ambitious startup”

Startup Pitch (Limited to Winners of App Challenge @ App Planet China 2011)

Panel Discussion

8:50 Networking

The GMIC Delegation (Speakers):

Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi – China’s most famous angel investor and CEO of China’s “most ambitious startup”

Wang Jian, CTO, Alibaba – The world’s largest online B2B trading platform for small businesses

Jeff Xiong, CTO, Tencent – The third largest internet company in the world – IPO’d in Hong Kong

Michael Song, CEO, Skymobi – China’s largest Android marketplace and recently IPO’d in the US

Yu Lin, CEO, Netqin – China’s largest mobile security company and recently IPO’d in the US

Liu Shuang, CEO, iFeng (Phoenix New Media) – Internet and mobile portal and recently IPO’d in the US

Yu Yongfu, CEO, UC Web – China’s largest mobile browser and expecting to IPO in the US this year

Joe Wu, CFO, Netdragon – Top internet and mobile gaming company – IPO’d in Hong Kong in 2007

Sheng Bi, CEO, Letao – Top apparel eCommerce company

Wenchu, CEO, GWC – producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

Barrett Parkman, VP, GWC – producer of The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

More details coming soon.

Pre register here:


From Mobile Apps to Startup Featuring Barrett Parkman – Vice President International Marketing and Growth @ Great Wall Club

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SVEntreprenuers’s Sep 27 event will be a great event. We are very glad to have Barrett from Great Wall Club as Speaker:

Vice President, International Marketing and Growth

Barrett Parkman is Vice President of the Great Wall Club where he oversees international growth and business development. In the past 2 years, Barrett and his Chinese business partners have built the Great Wall Club into a global platform for mobile internet leaders and grown their annual event, The Global Mobile Internet Conference into the largest and most elite event of its kind in Asia.

He has become a key connecting point and trusted partner between tech industries of China, the US, and other countries and has worked with companies such as Tencent, Sina, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Barrett is passionate about assisting Chinese companies expand into foreign countries, supporting international companies to access China’s market and fostering trusted relationships between industry leaders.

SVEntrepreneurs will collaborate several events with Global Wall Club, including the GMIC Roadshow.