This post is part of our series Say Hello To China’s Expat-preneurs, where we will talk to a mix of foreign founders and tech veterans who have tackled China’s growing tech space and won. Stay tuned over the coming three weeks as we talk to foreign founders from Beijing to Shenzhen about what it takes to thrive in China. You can follow our updates at @technodechina, or check back here for new stories in the series.

Internet and mobile have invigorated the traditional restaurant delivery industry since emerging in New York more than a decade ago. Like in other parts of the world, China’s digital food couriers have witnessed a big boom in recent years.

“It’s amazing to watch how fast things develop in the Chinese internet space, especially how quickly Chinese users can learn new tools and technologies. Five years ago Chinese customers and restaurants didn’t even know what online food ordering was, but now they not only rely on it but leverage it to their advantage.” said Lucas Englehardt, founder and CEO of WaimaiChaoren (外卖超人or Delivery Hero), a restaurant delivery service targeting at white-collar Chinese users.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.