Join us for our February monthly meetup in Beijing – ‘TechNode Touch’. TNT aims to bring together the startup and technology community in Beijing regularly at our newly launched co-working space ‘The Node’ in the 751 D-park in Beijing, which is part of the trendy 798 art district. TNT is not only a networking event for entrepreneurs, investors, developers, makers and startup enthusiasts but will also offer in-depth insights into various industries and sectors, taken up as a theme of each meetup. TNT will be a forum for various stakeholders to share knowledge and benefit from the collective pool of experience and insights. We hope to do this by having interactive sessions and discussions on various issues impacting each industry.
Our February meetup will explore the topic ‘Mobile App Market in China : Challenges and Opportunities’. We see more and more startups developing mobile apps for the China market or promoting foreign apps here, so through this meetup we want to give them an opportunity to understand the market. The meetup will also help them gain insights into promoting and distributing their app in the mobile ecosystem in China.
Date and Time: February 23, 2014, Sunday 3 PM to 5 PM
15.10 – 15.30 Tencent MyApp
15.30 – 15.50 TalkingData
15.50 – 16.10 Wandoujia
16.10 – 16.30 PapayaMobile
16.30 – 16.50 Asia Innovations
Venue: The Node, Building A9, 798 Road, 751 D-Park, Chaoyang District, Beijing（朝阳区酒仙桥路4号751时尚设计广场A9-1楼）
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Confirmed tech companies whose representatives will be speaking at the meetup:
TalkingData: Beijing headquartered TalkingData is a mobile data analysis service. Founded in September 2011, the company released its first product in May 2012. Now its offerings include app analytics, mobile game analytics, mobile campaigns and analytics for enterprises. In November 2013, TalkingData received more than $10 million in Series A funding from North Light Venture Capital.
MyApp is the Android app store of Tencent, China’s largest Internet company by user base and market cap. Tencent relaunched MyApp as its mobile open platform earlier this year with new revenue sharing policy and more services to incent developers. The daily downloads on MyApp reached 50 million around the end of 2013.
PapayaMobile is the global mobile visionary whose aim is to make the lives of both users and developers richer through fresh and innovative mobile products. PapayaMobile is responsible for the Papaya SNS, attracting over 80 million users globally and more than 15,000 developers through open social APIs and SDKs.
Papaya’s latest product, AppFlood, is a cross-promotion network that allows iOS and Android developers to see and control every aspect of monetization and distribution. AppFlood also features multi-dimension analytics and ad network mediation. AppFlood is open to all developers and does not require integration into Papaya’s social network or a specific type of genre. Headquartered in Beijing with offices in San Francisco and London, PapayaMobile offers developers a fast and easy way to reach millions of users across the globe and improve their return on investment on both Android and iOS.
Wandoujia is China’s most popular and active mobile content search engine, creating innovations with widespread influence over China’s mobile internet industry. Wandoujia has more than 300 million users, with daily app downloads exceeding 30 million. Its search index provides over one million choices in multiple content verticals: apps, videos, and ebooks, as well as supplying wallpapers, music, and themes from more than 130 content providers. The company was initially funded by Kaifu Lee’s Innovation Works and recently announced $120 million funding led by Softbank.
Asia Innovations is a new startup building innovative mobile social products with integrated game mechanics, leveraging the co-founders’ Andy and Ouyang’s experience from Zynga and Tencent. The company is well funded by leading international venture capital firms.
Andy was recently GM of Zynga China, where he led development and operation of several global top 10 mobile games and Zynga’s expansion into Asia. He previously was co-founder of a leading social game startup in 2008, which was sold to zynga in 2010 to become Zynga China. From 2005 to 2007 Andy led mobile strategy/partnerships at Google China and built the foundation for Google’s mobile business in China.
Andy’s co-founder Ouyang Yun is a long time veteran in mobile development in China, having developed the first mobile VAS services at Samsung in 2001. Ouyang was Deputy GM of Tencent’s strategy dept, where he led Tencent’s overall mobile strategy and Japan expansion. Most recently, Ouyang led Groupon China to become top 5 in group buying sites in China, and merged the operation back into Tencent.
Directions : Subway Line 10 — Sanyuanqiao Station — Bus 403 — Beijing Dianji Zongchang 北京电机总厂 — Building A9, D-park