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AUDIO – How many YouTube-like companies are there in China?

September 25, 2006

chao.jpgVenture capital firms are pouring money into bad deals in China through “shotgun investing,” warned David Chao, cofounder and managing general partner of Doll Capital Management. “I had one of our companies check into how many YouTube-like companies are there in China. There are 150 of them — 150 — and many of them, most of them, are being venture backed today.” He said that there may be $300 million invested in that one area. “If you ask me are there bad deals done — most likely 148 of them are bad deals,” he predicted.

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