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 venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology in China, the U.S. and leading innovation hubs. A writer with Forbes since 2010, Ms. Fannin pens a weekly online column and contributes to Forbes rich list and special reports on Power Women and 30 under 30 up and comers.
Ms. Fannin is the author of two books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011), and a co-author of 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.
Highlights of her global 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, CNBC.com and The Deal. Additionally, Ms. Fannin writes and researches thought leadership reports for multinational corporations.
Ms. Fannin’s public speaking appearances span the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and numerous universities and organizations worldwide. Additionally, she has 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.