If you read the lists of the startups incubated by TiSiWi, you may question if any of them can be big one day. I love most of the ideas. They are good, but it’s also true that the technology barrier is low and there are a few applications or service already in the market. It could be so hard for some of them to survive.

I was on stage and talked to Kevin, the founder of Instagram at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing. What most impressed me is that they can now manage 12 millions users with only 6 staff. Even now, Japan has become it’s 2nd largest market. It’s a small application, but now becomes big! In silicon valley, if your product is good and distinguishing, you can open up your platform and it’s a fair market where you may win the respect. You may find plenty of examples like Twitter, Foursquare and even Facebook etc.

People ask me if I see any small startup can have the chance to be big, my answer is the possibility is so low.

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Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.