[This article is written by Anna Maybank, a MBA at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She’s conducting a series of interviews with Chinese and China-based software entrepreneurs and VCs, with the aim of better understanding the Chinese startup ecosystem.]

I’ve now arrived in Shanghai and before my final week of research kicks in, I’ve been digesting what I’ve seen so far.

I’m not sharing names on here as some of the insights I’ve been given were under the condition of anonymity. However, below are a few things I’ve found interesting.

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