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, CNBC.com, 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.