AAMA Newsletter | March 2017 
Asia America MultiTechnology Association

AAMA SPEAKER SERIES DINNER: CHINA INNOVATIONS: GLOBAL PLAYER Featuring Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 5:30pm-8:30pm
Chef Chu's Restaurant
1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022


The AAMA Speaker Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals creating leading-edge solutions in the Silicon Valley and Asia. On March 21, AAMA is honored to welcome Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners. Gary will share his experiences as an investor in Asia and provide an update on rapidly changing innovations in China.

Mr. Rieschel will look at how the advances of Asian technology are driving change across the globe and give an update on China’s digital evolution. Topics will include:
  • Which emerging technologies are triggering innovation across businesses and industries
  • How technology is transforming the way individuals work and companies compete
  • The disruptive consequences new technologies place on companies that are ill-prepared.
  • How companies can leverage trends and adapt their business models to become nimbler and maintain customers
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CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL SIG - Predictions & Trends for VC Investing in 2017: Insights from Leading VCs & CVCs

Tuesday, March 2, 2017 | 6pm-8:30pm
Morgan Lewis, 1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

John E. Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 
Charlene Yu Vaughn, Founder/CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panel Speakers:
Ming Yeh, Managing Partner, CSC Upshot
Cong Ding, Investor, Comcast Ventures
Elana Lian, Investment Director  Intel Capital
John Suh, Managing Director, Hyundai Ventures
Norihiro Kondo, Director, Panasonic

Join us for a lively discussion with leading global investors and corporate VC teams!  Learn about key investment trends for 2017 and how to weather a turbulent U.S. and global arena that is transforming the start-up landscape.  
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16th Annual Private Equity & Venture Forum  - March 15-16 | Beijing
Now in its 16th year, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - China 2017 is the premier gathering of the China's most influential private equity GPs and LPs, government regulators, senior corporate executives and other professionals for two days of mind-provoking debate, in-depth discussion on market trends, networking and more. Join 360 delegates for two days of in-depth discussions and networking to equip private equity and venture capital investors with the knowledge and contacts to take on the opportunities in China for 2017. Please register for your pass at  Registration code for AAMA Members: AVCJCN2017_AAMA  
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office at LAUNCH Festival - April 6-7 | San Francisco
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco will participate in LAUNCH Festival 2017, one of the most prominent startup and entrepreneurship conference and expo in San Francisco. Visit us at the Hong Kong promotional booth to discuss the vibrant startup environment in Hong Kong, as well as how startups in San Francisco can benefit from the funding and support programs in Hong Kong, including the Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS), a matching grant to support R&D projects in HK. Contact:
2017 SV Entrepreneurs Festival "Entrepreneurs Meet Future" - May 2-3 | Santa Clara Convention Center

The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival is a premier platform and networking opportunity for innovators from the United States and Asia. The event is co-hosted by Bay Area Council, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco and Plug and Play Tech Center. The Festival is anticipated to draw leading innovators, emerging entrepreneurs and investors, economists, and business professionals to exchange ideas and shape the future of technology and its application.  Learn more

On February 16, AAMA hosted its AAMA Fintech Speaker Series at NerdWallet. The event featured a lively panel discussion with Bruce Wallace (Chief Digital Officer, Silicon Valley Bank), Melissa Guzy (Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures), Tim Chen (Founder & CEO, NerdWallet), and Jake Zeller (Partner, AngelList) . Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this successful event: Invest Hong Kong, NerdWallet, and Silicon Valley Bank! And a special thank you to our event co-chairs Huoy-Ming Yeh (Founder & Managing Partner, CSC Upshot) and Jason Lin (Managing Director, Global Bridge Capital)!
View Photos from our AAMA Fintech Speaker Series Event 2.16
On February 23, AAMA hosted its AAMA Connect Conference themed "Digital Media - The New Media Landscape" in San Francisco.  The event featured an exciting mix of producers and executives from television and film as they discussed the advancement of Asia’s footprint in digital entertainment, and what new technologies are on the horizon for the industry in California and the East.  Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this successful event: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San FranciscoGlobalLogic, JetSuite and Galvanize! And a special thank you to our event co-chairs Norman Liang (Venture Partner, WI Harper), Vivian Wang (Partner, Sasson Capital Holdings), Jason Lin (Managing Director, Global Bridge Capital), David Lee (Chief Corp Development Officer, 451 Media Group) and Stephanie Yang (Yang Communications)!
View Photos from our AAMA "Digital Media" Connect Conference 2/23
 Jack Gao, AAMA Charter Member, quoted in Bloomberg on Dalian Wanda Group's unveiling of an $8.2 billion, 408 acre Movie Metropolis that will include Wanda Studios, China's first world-class production facility based in Qingdao.  | (Link to Article)

  Recognizing our esteemed AAMA Charter Member, Norihiro Kondo, Director, Panasonic.

 David Lam, General Partner of Atlantic Bridge, shares his perspectives on how China will impact globalization through its deepening engagement with Europe.  |  (Link to Article)

AAMA PRD Board Member John Y. Lo unveils his new book titled "Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs".  This ground-breaking book will appeal to business angels, investors, entrepreneurs, startup founders and the general public who are interested in innovation, technology and economic growth.  |

 Angela Pan, Founder and CEO of Ashley Chloe Inc., a San Francisco-based Fashion Tech company, launches FUSE, the world's first ceramic smart modular earbuds.  FUSE was honored as the winner of the 2017 CES Innovation Awards.  (Link to Article)

Andy Tsao, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank's Global Gateway, shares key insights on the startup and innovation ecosystem in India.  (Link to Article "India Rising")

 Hans Tung, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, discusses the outlook for Xiaomi and Chinese tech startups with Bloomberg.  (Link to Video)

 Recognizing our esteemed AAMA Charter Member, Ken Wong, Venture Partner of Diamond TechVentures at the TechLAB Innovation Center.

Kyung Yoon, CEO of Talent Age, was featured speaker at the premier 2016 INPHO Venture Summit held in  October in Bordeaux, France.  INPHO Venture Summit is the event for executives active in smart technologies including photonics and smart businesses.
Award-Winning Helix Cuff Wireless Wearable Headphones Helix Cuff

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashley Chloe is bridging the gap between fashion and function in wearable tech. Ashley Chloe confronts this challenge head-on with the stylishly innovative Helix Cuff, its flagship wearable tech accessory for seamlessly connecting your active modern lifestyle. The fashion-forward startup focuses on creating digital accessories that improve it's users bustling lifestyle. The Helix Cuff is the beginning of a line of innovative digital wearables that transform the way we interact with technology.

The Helix Cuff is a one of a kind design in the wearables space with Bluetooth technology that makes it a perfect solution for the trend in removing headphone jack. It responds to voice commands and activates Android or iOS’ personal assistants such as Google Now or Siri in a smart, hands-free experience. The sleek wearable wrist cuff with extractable smart wireless Bluetooth headphones is a fitting holiday gift for tech and style lovers of every kind.

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Prynt | Turn Your Smartphone Into An Instant Camera

Prynt, a San Francisco based company connecting physical and digital photos with augmented reality (AR), starting with the first-ever photo-printing phone case, announces strategic business partnerships with major retail partners including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Urban Outfitters.  About Prynt

JetSuiteX Launches Carlsbad - San Jose Service
JetSuite introduces its newest JetSuiteX route between Carlsbad and San Jose! Surf over to to purchase your seat on our Phenom 100 private jets for service between Carlsbad - San Jose, and our E135 private jets for service between Burbank - San Jose.

JetSuite was recently ranked the 4th largest private jet charter company in the US for total hours flown and #2 in aircraft utilization, by ARGUS. Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is IS-BAO certified and rated Platinum by ARGUS, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry.  JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of JetSuite launched in 2016, which offers by-the-seat and whole plane charter in west coast markets.
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