Ten of China's most influential tech billionaires to invest even more in American tech startups to add to the US$6Bn already invested by Chinese investors in Q1 2014 in new Dark Horse Competition
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- China investors have invested more than US$6bn into private US-based tech firms in Q1 2014* alone and it is set to rise even further on June 13th 2014. The most invested per year over the last 8 years has been US$ 1.5bn over 12 months.
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In the first 90 days of 2014, it was US$6bn.
To faciliate this trend, Founder Media are proud to announce "The Dark Horse Competition 2014" which will pit the top tech startups from China and America against each other for funding and access to the rising China marketplace as part of their role to foster investment, innovation and alliances between the Chinese and the USA tech sector.
Dark Horse have brought ten billionaires to be judges/investors from both China and USA. The judges and investors will include:
-- Wu Xiao Guang - CEO of Tencent ecommerce / Senior Executive VP Tencent inc -- Yao Jinbo - Founder 58.com -- He Boquan - Co-founder 7 Days Group -- Luo Zhaoxing - Chairman of biggest online lottery ticket platform -- Dai Zhikang - Partner of Sequoia Capital China and Morningside Ventures and founder of Comsenz Inc -- Eric Benhamou - Global Ventures -- Kevin Harrington - Shark Tank / As Seen on TV Inc -- Vish Mishra - Clearstone Venture Partners
U.S. startups have always been in the leading position in delivering the next generation of technology and business models, so it's natural for Chinese companies to look here. For example, Tencent Inc alone have already invested over US$2Bn in overseas markets and this is only set to rise.
To help facilitate investment, innovation, strategic alliances and market entry between Chinese and American tech companies and investors, Dark Horse and their USA partner, WeR1Partners.com founded by Stacy Sun and Martyn Anstey will be creating an entire suite of events and services.
Panelists are available for interview post event.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarkHorseCompetition 
* Asia Society and Rhodium Group
About Founder Media and The Dark Horse Competition
Founder Media's investors include Shanda Interactive, a pioneer in China's online game industry. It focuses on a number of areas in its businesses for its core customers in the startup space, including: mentoring; innovation; editorial, incubating; training; financing; networking events and investing. Its various business vehicles and programs include: The Founder magazine; Dark Horse Competition; Dark Horse Boot Camp; Dark Horse Chamber; Dark Horse Fund and Founders Private Club. 3,The Founder magazine www.chuangyejia.com is one of the most influential business publications in China and popular on social media platforms. Its blog (weibo) has more than 3 million followers. It also has 1 million followers at Wechat.
The Dark Horse Competition, created by Beijing-based Founder Media, is one of China's top business competitions. Its purpose is to inspire innovation and foster startup and fast-growing companies. It's a platform for entrepreneurship for companies to grow, go for their dream and seek investment from some of the top people in China's investment banking community. The up-and-coming entrepreneurs that participate also get the opportunity to network among their peers during the day. Innovative, persist, passionate, breaking through and making dreams come true are the hallmark characteristics of the Dark Horse Competition.
Among Dark Horse's achievements in its 6 editions since its 2010 debut:
-- 5,000 attendees per year -- 700 investors/fund companies -- 400 entrepreneurs participated in the competition -- 200 of these 400 entrepreneurs eventually obtained investment -- As of today, total raised fund for startup companies is $160 million
It has become one of the top three most effective business accelerators, China's No. 1 stage for future business leaders. Dark Horse Competition includes sponsorships from international corporations such as Baidu.com, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Chrysler, Hisense, Intel and Red Bull.
We.R.1. Partners are an advisory and investment firm who facilitate innovation, investments, market entry, strategic partnerships and M&A between Chinese and American companies who are committed to ongoing innovation in their industry to be the true leader. Current clients include Dreamworks, Intime Group (China's third largest retail group) and Founder Media (Financial media, business accelerator, investment fund). WeR1 Partners was founded by Martyn Anstey and Stacy Sun.
Media Contact: Martyn Anstey, WeR1 Partners, +1 424 644 6474, Martyn@WeR1Partners.com
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