Monday, December 23, 2013

Top 10 Trends for Silicon Dragon World in 2014

Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon
makes her annual trend review.
As the year comes to close, here’s a look at some leading trends that have shaped the startup scene in Asia during 2013.

1. The emergence of tech hotspots in a broader group of markets, including Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to supplement the Asian strongholds of Shanghai, Beijing and Bangalore. A resurgence of Japan as a venture capital base.  See Kiwi, Aussie, and Silicon Harbour write-ups at

2. A huge growth in accelerators, incubators and crowd-funding sources throughout emerging markets – and globally.  The increased prominence of angel investors as funding sources for startups and an alternative to venture capital.

Keep reading at to see the remaining 8 trends.

Happy New Year!

Rebecca Fannin
"The Silicon Dragon Lady"