Rebecca Fannin

Founder, Silicon Dragon


Rebecca A. Fannin is an editor, author and expert on global innovation and investment trends. She is the founder of Silicon Dragon, a news, events and research group focused on cross-border venture capital and innovation trends in China and the U.S. and the leading international Silicon Valleys.  
A writer with Forbes since 2010, Rebecca pens a weekly online column and has contributed features to the magazine and profiles for several Forbes lists and special issues, including the Rich Lists, Power Women, and 30 under 30 up and comers.            

Rebecca is an author of three books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008), Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011) and Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, and have received favorable reviews from the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily and New York Times.

In 2010, Rebecca formed Silicon Dragon Ventures as a media brand, which publishes a weekly newsletter, news digest and videos, produces a talk show with VC guests, and hosts tech and venture forums in global hotspots. Highlights of her extensive journalism career include: editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business magazine in New York, international editor at Incisive Media in Hong Kong, and international news editor at Red Herring in San Francisco. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review,, BBC Capital, Inc., Fast Company, Huffington Post and The Deal. Additionally, Rebecca develops thought leadership reports for multinational corporations.     

Rebecca’s public speaking appearances span the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and numerous universities and organizations worldwide. In 2011, she provided expert testimony about China’s Internet to a U.S. Congressional committee.
She has been interviewed by several media outlets, including CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia, Times of India, China Daily, Bloomberg and CNBC.  Rebecca resides in the Bay Area and New York City, and racks up frequent flier miles internationally.  


Other Speakers

Ann Miura-Ko

Cyan Banister

Rebecca Lynn

Mark Suster

Stephanie Palmeri

Cheryl Cheng

Aydin Senkut

Maryam Haque

Marc Weiser

Lisa Edgar

Chris Douvos

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson

Phil Chen

Sanjit Dang

Jonathan Hsu

Risa Stack

Ankit Jain

Alyse Killeen

Jerry Neumann

Rebecca Fannin

Iris Choi

Jackie Hyland

P. Bart Stephens

David Blumberg

Chris Rogers

Jeff Harbach

Jen Wolf

Chris Evdemon

Tami Kesselman

Vijay Reddy

Antoine Colaco

Amr Shady

Adam Bendell

Casey Winters

Noah Goodhart

Patrick Baron

Gené Teare

Jeff Schox

Susan Su

Jeff Stewart

Arjun Arora

Aman Verjee

Edith Yeung

Chris Neumann

Monique Woodard

Christine Tsai

Robert Neivert

Khailee Ng

Bedy Yang