We had a wonderful TechCrunch China/ TechNode conference on August 11 – 12, 2014 in Beijing that gathered over 70 speakers, more than 100 startups in the exhibition and over 4500 visitors. Below are the best of the conference, on-stage talks, finalists of the startup competition and cool startups in the exhibition.
— App Annie CEO: China Surpassed UK to Be the Third in iOS Revenue in June 2014
— Top VCs on Tech Trends in China
— Trends Group VP Jeff Chang on Fashion Tech and Chinese Entrepreneurial Environment
— 500 Startups’ Dave McClure: Should Startups Go Global or Remain Local?
— Flurry VP Sean Galligan on The Age of Living Mobile
— Challenges and Prospects of Cryptocurrencies in China
— Chinese Cloud Services Taking on New Role as Incubators
— Fireside Panel on Enterprise Software In China: Where Is The Demand?
— China’s English-language Training Market Expected to Reach US$21 bn by 2016
— Startup Nation, The Book That Brought Israeli Fuzz in China Tech Industry
— Korea Startup Ecosystem Growing stronger, While Japanese Startups Struggle to Find Investors
— ZhenFund Bob Xiaoping Xu: Partner Up of Fail Down
— Google Greater China President Scott Beaumont Talks About The Digital Future
— Lending Club, Dianrong Cofounder Soul Htite: P2P Industry To Be Regulated in Future 3-4 Years
The Smart Hardware Movement
— Smart Hardware: What It’s Missing, and the Future of Smart Devices
— Hardware Accelerator HAXLR8R Partner Benjamin Joffe: What Projects We Don’t Accept
— IOT, Qualcomm’s Next Opportunity in China?
— Misfit’s Sonny Vu: Wearables not Compelling Enough, Needs to Be More Design & Lifestyle Oriented
— Acton Founder Janelle Wang: Zip Along with RocketSkates, World’s First Smart Wearable for Mobility
The Rising Chinese Tech Stars
— Pete Lau: How Chinese Smartphone Company OnePlus Went Global in just 8 Months
— Founder and CEO of Toutiao, a Chinese News App that Raised US$100M Earlier This Year, Talks About Copyright Protection Measures
— The Most Popular Chinese Input Software Sogou Sees The Next Opportunity in Hardware
— LightInTheBox President Kevin Wen on Building a Cross-border Online Retail Business
— Sungy Mobile Zhang Xiangdong: Chinese Apps Put More Effort into Business Model than User Experience in Overseas Markets
Increasingly more tech startups and VCs are expanding to China or interested in this market.
— Secret Unveils China Team, Saying Anonymous Socializing Is Perfect For China
— Leap Motion CEO Announces Big Plans for China Market
— Web Security Startup CloudFlare to Expand Chinese Market, But In a Careful Way
— BellaBeat, a Product Evolving Around Customer Emotions, is looking at China market.
— Huib Kleinhout Unveils Opera Coast And Discusses Future Of The Web
— Coin’s Kanishk Parashar: Store All Your Cards on the Coin
— OurCrowd Founder Jonathan Medved On Equity Crowdfunding
— Pat Gallagher, General Partner of CrunchFund, Talked about Seed Fund and MarketFit
— Firechat : Always Connected
Here are the 15 finalists of the Startup Competition and below are some startups in the exhibition we think are cool.
— DIITU, a Smarter Way to Share Life Moments with Your Friends
— Tripalocal Wants To Connect Travellers With Local Hosts for Authentic Experiences
— Nimble Gives You Control of Your Computer from Your Fingertips
— Pocknect Turns Your Events Contacts Into Meaningful Connections
— Fineck, A Smart Necklace for A Healthier Neck and Spine
— Snapdeal Uses Visual Search, Helps You Find A Good Deal
— Home Design Software Aifuwo Links Home Owners, Designers And Retailers Together
— Smartinspection, an App That Makes Paper Disappear at Construction Site
— Venture-Backed Travel Startup Bequ Takes SNS Seriously
— Shenzhen-Based Coding Lets You Develop Anytime, Anywhere
See you next year!