Being an entrepreneur is all about realizing the long cherished vision regardless of the difficulty of the process. For Jon von Tetzchner, that vision is to build the most powerful browser for users.

Jon worked more than ten years as the co-founder and CEO of Opera Software, a majority of which was sold last year to a Chinese consortium led by Qihoo 360. He left Opera in 2010. Motivated by his original vision, however, Jon is back in the arena six years later with Vivaldi, a feature-rich browser for power users, to continue where he’s left with Opera. The Vivaldi browser was born out of a namesake social network and forum site for exiles from Opera’s now-closed community site, which Jon built in 2014.

The Icelandic programmer shared with TechNode his insights on the Chinese browser market as well as how to build an active fan community to power product development here.

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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.