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China's Effect on the U.S. VC Game

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A major macroeconomic tipping point occurred in 2014: The New York Times reported that Chinese in the U.S. had surpassed U.S. investment in . The investment in this case is general, not just . However, in my VC world, it has become increasingly common to see score financial backing from groups in China.


I view this as a double-edged sword. On one hand, money is the lifeblood of a startup, and fundraising traction in any form is crucial. On the other hand, if a needs to go across the ocean to nab these funds, it leaves me wondering why.

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