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
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!
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