If you are a startup fan in China, you probably have heard of (or joined!) our TechCrunch Conference this June in Shanghai. If you missed this great gala of Chinese tech industry, here’s the gist of it as well as some impressive stats to know the event better.


It all started in 2013 when we first brought the TechCrunch conference to China, with our first ever Shanghai conference. After a successful shift to Beijing in 2014, we came back to Shanghai with even better guest speakers as well as the most promising startups and venture capitalists. We now look forward to doing two China conferences a year, so keep your eyes peeled for our Beijing event later this year!

More than 6000+ participants attended our event in Shanghai, and we’re hoping each event will be bigger than the last. We saw 151 companies demo their products in startup alley, while 30 firms launched new products. The media coverage is huge with over 150 local media personnel joining to spread the word about China’s growing startup scene.

The two-day event was centred around speeches and ideas from top Chinese and global tech veterans on a wide range of topics ranging from investment, O2O, smart design and entrepreneurship. U.S. and Israeli Consul Generals, who represent the innovation forces from Silicon Valley and Israel, were on stage to share their views on how Chinese startups can make their mark. Three parallel sessions from the Gobi’s Oasis Startup Program, Google Play and Taobao crowd-funding were held along with keynotes and panels in the main conference hall.

Overall 120+ top venture capitalists, including Sequoia China, IDG, Gobi, joined the event, while 600+ entrepreneurs sat down for a special meet-with-VC session to pitch their ideas and hear feedback. Our partner MacDonald, DFJB, Ele.me, and WangPOS also brought their services to show our attendees the real mobile and digital experience.

Please click here for highlights and stories from the event. Also, don’t forget to check out the conference photos. Last but not the least, we want to express our sincere appreciation to all the sponsors partners for their special efforts.

Let’s meet again at TechCrunch Beijing this November.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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