The piece originally appears on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kaifu Lee’s authorization. Kaifu is the founder of Chinese incubator Innovation Works , he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.

More specifically, why are there hardly any twenty-year-old wunderkind entrepreneurs in China?

I pulled the last 10 China IT IPOs in the US, and found that the founders were 33 when they started their companies.  At Innovation Works, the average entrepreneur age is also 33.  We all know the Y Combinator or Ron Conway are funding younger and younger entrepreneurs in the Valley.  What happened in China?

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