China’s burgeoning O2O industry is tackling some of the biggest challenges in urban life, and now it’s tackling the problem of urban death.

The price tag for a space in Beijing’s major graveyards has risen as high as 400,000 RMB, double price for the same size area in a high-end residential flat, but China’s funeral industry has remained relatively stagnant.

“The funeral industry has been declining for a long time, but it’s also a huge market space,” says Yiko founder Ma Lei said.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com