Rebecca Fannin

Special correspondent at CNBC / Forbes columnist

Rebecca Fannin




Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation, award-winning author and founder/editor of news and events group Silicon Dragon Ventures.

A correspondent at CNBC and Forbes columnist for 10 years, her articles also have been published in Harvard Business Review, Inc., BBC Capital and Techonomy.

Rebecca’s three forward-looking books, Silicon Dragon, Startup Asia and her latest title, Tech Titans of China, are a go-to resource on futuristic tech trends and players such as Jack Ma of Alibaba.

Rebecca is a frequent speaker at major business, tech and policy forums, including the Brookings Institution, Harvard, MIT, World Affairs Forum, Asia Society, Commonwealth Club and the China Institute. A media commentator, she has appeared on CNN International, CNBC, Fox Business News, BBC and Bloomberg TV, and been quoted by The Economist, Wired, BusinessWeek, New York Times and National Public Radio.

Rebecca is one of the first journalists to cover China’s entrepreneurship boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She resides in Manhattan and San Francisco, and logs major frequent flier miles in her grassroots search to cover the next, new thing.


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