Undoubtedly, TechCrunch is one the most popular tech blogs in the world. Personally, I was immediately attracted to it because it revealed the mysterious world of start-ups from the heart of technopreneurship, the Silicon Valley. Of course TechNode ourselves have taken much inspiration from what TechCrunch has achieved.

In playing a key role of the tech start-up eco-system between start-ups and investors, TechCrunch holds a massively popular start-up event called TechCrunch Disrupt. Bouncing between the East and West coast of America from New York to Sanfranciso for the past 5 years, the Disrupt conference is all about highlighting the start-up street fighters that dream big and aren’t afraid to tell the world about it. Now with the attention on China and its thriving start-up market, TechCrunch is bringing Disrupt to China.

Gang recently visited the TechCrunch headquarters in Silicon Valley to interview their CEO Heather Harde to find out more about Disrupt Beijing. Heather revealed that the instigator behind coming to Beijing was Sarah Lacy, a key editor at TechCrunch. Lacy apparently convinced the TechCrunch team that Beijing is Silicon Valley’s Asian brother that deserves more attention; especially with all the crazy investment deals and billion dollar tech company IPO’s. “We want to put our finger on the pulse of what’s happening now, in terms of key trends and hottest companies.” Said Harde. Check out the video below, that was published on TechCrunch itself!

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.