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China Venture Notes from Silicon Dragon 2011

Rebecca Fannin does a terrific job of covering the Chinese venture market.  Interesting post on Forbes yesterday titled “China Venture: It’s Great to Have a Bubble” with notes from her most recent Silicon Dragon conference.

Of particular note is the IPO volume Chinese venture investors have been enjoying (GGV Capital with 9, GSR with 8, Sequoia with 9 in the last year).

Chillin’ by the pool, celebrating a Giants win

Good post – lessons from Brian Chesky @ AirBnB

Beyond the hype, Brian and the team at AirBnB are doing some very cool stuff (have been fortunate to spend some time with the founders on several occasions).  Cool excerpt from the book Startups Open Sourced today with some good startup insights from Brian.  Worth reading.

Social Media Marketing (Where the Puck is Going)

If you care about Social Media Marketing (where the “puck is going” with respect to ad spending), some good data points on the web this week:

Debra Williamson article on AdAge Digital: “So You Like My Brand on Facebook, Now What”

Julia Boorstin featuring Buddy Media and others leading the charge on CNBC: “Unlocking Social Media Ad Dollars

Facebook put out its “Best Practice Guide: Marketing on Facebook.”  Though obviously focused solely on Facebook, some good data points for social media marketing in general.

Speaking of where the puck is going, we need a Sharks win tonight!

Buddy Media Acquires Spinback

Buddy Media today announced the acquisition of Spinback, an emerging leader in the social commerce space.  Congrats to the Spinback team, and welcome to what we think is a terrific organization.

Back on US Soil – Post Forthcoming

Could not access WordPress from China (I was in Shanghai all last week).  Lots to talk about.

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