Rqy_UXGSSilicon valley incubator targets health startups

Santa Clara, California-based, InnoSpring helps provide startups with capital, office space and mentoring, typically in exchange for an equity stake. It’s one of Silicon Valley’s first U.S. China startup accelerator programs. Dr. Wang was educated at both Tsinghua University in Beijing and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. She’s been heavily involved in the entrepreneurial communities in both China and the U.S. Mark Niu sat down with the new head of Innospring and began by asking her what she plans to do to make Innospring stand out from the competition. Read More



Xiao bio pic smallAccelerator InnoSpring details growth plans under new(ish) CEO

Jun 12, 2014–InnoSpring Inc., a U.S.-China technology startup incubator based in Santa Clara,said it plans to open new branches in Shanghai and Nantong with a goal of expanding to undisclosed cities in Europe later this year under CEO Xiao Wang. Wang, promoted to the top role in January, was most recently a partner at 2-year-old InnoSpring. She previously served as project manager at pharmaceutical-tech consulting firm Entelos, and co-founded the China America Innovation Network. Wang succeeds Eugene Zhang, who held the top role since the incubator’s inception… Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 11.11.55 AMIDG leads $20m Series B for China’s Dew Mobile

Jun 9, 2014–IDG Capital Partners has led a $20 million Series B round of investment in DewMobile, the Chinese start-up behind file transfer app Zapya. Previous backers Northern Light Venture Capital and Innovation Works also took part in the round; the pair had previously provided a $4 million Series A round and $2 million angel investment. DewMobile was set up in 2012 by Frank Wang, who previously founded wireless network company Azalea Networks…Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 11.51.29 AMVideo News Aggregator Watchup Raises $1M From Microsoft Ventures, Others

Feb 4, 2014–Video news startup Watchup, is announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional funding. Co-founder Adriano Farano, a former journalist himself, has said that his goal is to create a new version of the daily newscast. To do that, Watchup released an iPad app allowing users to assemble playlists of news segments from sources like the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and Univision… Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 11.04.48 AMThe Daily Startup: Google Ventures Backs DataFox to Help Find ‘Investable’ Companies

Feb 3, 2014–DataFox Intelligence Inc. raised $1.45 million in a seed round led by Google Ventures last year to build out its online research tool about “investable” private companies, Chief Executive Bastiaan Janmaat told VentureWire. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is launching its website to the public this week. “We are aggregating as much data as we could find online,” said Mr. Janmaat, who spent several years as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. “We try to infer which companies are doing well and which aren’t. We are essentially automating part of our former jobs”…Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.53.08 AM5 Chinese tech giants investing in Silicon Valley in 2013

Oct 24, 2013–Santa Clara-based InnoSpring isn’t exactly from China, but it is an incubator backed mainly by Chinese investors. Last year, Innospring grew to house 40 companies and invested $2 million in 12 of them. The incubator places an emphasis on green tech, but isn’t limited to it. These are just the companies who made headlines this year, but we’re pretty sure there are similar investments out there that we didn’t hear about. Vimicro, Shanda Games, China Mobile, China Unicom, and Huawei, for instance, have all had offices and investments in the Valley since the start of the decade… Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.46.21 AMChina Comes to Silicon Valley

Mar 18, 2014–Here come China’s tech giants. Last week, Alibaba and China’s Twitter-like Weibo announced massive IPO plans. Today, in Silicon Valley, China is front and center in the news. Let’s take a closer look at Chinese entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. How will it change the tech innovation capital of the world? And will a longer term view take hold? Read More



Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 2.33.40 PMThe Silicon Route: China-Silicon Valley ties grow

May 31, 2013–Connections between China and Silicon Valley startups are heating up, the latest twist on an East-West commercial relationship that dates back to before the birth of Christ. Big Silicon Valley companies have been beating a path to China for decades. Now startups and investors are making the leap to China even before their business models prove out…Read More



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China Comes to Silicon Valley at One Startup Accelerator

May 16, 2013–When Jon Bonanno, chief commercial officer of the clean-tech startup Empower Micro Systems, got up to face a small, packed room in Santa Clara, California, last week, it wasn’t like the polished “demo days” run by the highest-profile Silicon Valley startup accelerators. There was no stage, not even a screen for the projector. The sound system buzzed with painful feedback. The 100 or so guests stood or sat in folding chairs under bright fluorescent lights in a space adjoining a large startup workplace that contained a distinct no-no of Silicon Valley office culture: cubicles…Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 2.23.29 PMSpecial Silicon Valley Incubator Targets Chinese Start-Ups

Aug 8, 2012–Correspondent Mark Niu explains how incubators and accelerator programs are used to fuel energy and raise capital for silicon valley start-ups and displays what one incubator is doing to attract more business from China… Watch Now




Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.27.16 AMInnoSpring’s US-China accelerator opens for applications, offering startups $100k in funding

Jul 18, 2012–US-China technology incubator InnoSpring has opened applications for its inaugural accelerator program today, which offers up to 10 startups the opportunity to receive 6 months of mentoring and $100,000 in funding, with a distinctly Chinese bent. The deadline for applications is the end of August and the program has been specifically designed to give promising startups a launch pad into China, US and beyond. The program will begin October 1, based at InnoSpring’s Silicon Valley-based facility – which the firm stresses is an impressive 13,500-square-feet in size…Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 1.53.56 PMChina’s Next Export: Venture Capital

May 17, 2012–In April, Empower Micro Systems became one of the first tenants of InnoSpring, a new startup incubator in Santa Clara, Calif., backed largely by Chinese investors. Less than two weeks after Empower’s move-in date, InnoSpring helped the young company—which develops technology that converts electricity between AC and DC—set up meetings with 22 China-based venture capital firms in preparation for a trip to Shanghai in May…Read More



Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 12.07.32 PMInnospring: The Incubator That Wants To Bridge The Gap Between China & Silicon Valley

May 14, 2012–By now nearly everyone knows that China has emerged as an increasingly massive and very lucrative market — it’s not for nothing that Apple is doubling down its sales efforts in the country, Facebook is said to be very keen to establish a foothold there, and Evernote has gone so far as to rebuild its entire system from the ground up to offer atotally standalone China-specific version of its service… Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.41.24 AMInnoSpring, The Valley’s First US-China Tech Incubator, Opens Its Doors And Launches A Seed Fund

Apr 11, 2012–China. It’s got nearly 1.4 billion people within its borders — and over 1/3 of them are online. It’s the largest online population in the world. To say that it’s an important market would be a ludicrous understatement. Alas, it’s also an incredibly difficult market to break into — especially for those from outside the region. Just ask Groupon. This evening, a new incubator is opening the doors to a handful of US startups looking to expand into China, and vice versa. Called InnoSpring, they’ve dubbed themselves the Valley’s first US-China tech incubator…Read More


Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 11.51.29 AMInnoSpring Launches First U.S.-China Accelerator & Seed Fund, Backed By Kleiner Perkins & More

Apr 11, 2012–As research from the Startup Genome is beginning to show, the world has become a global entrepreneurial playing field, as cities from Tel Aviv to Santiago evolve into thriving startup ecosystems, becoming both regional and global engines of job creation. With such a large, increasingly Internet-connected population, China, too, has become an important part of this conversation for web startups… Read More