Steve Hoffman, Captain and CEO of Founders Space, made his visit to Beijing, China on March 13, 2017. Before becoming to known as Captain Hoff, he wore numerous hats such as serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, mobile studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, gamer designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.

He shared his experience of coming into Shanghai to bridge the divide between Silicon Valley and the startup ecosystem in China. Founders Space is one of the world’s leading global incubator and accelerator with 50 partners in 22 countries.

TechNode, in partnership with Startup Grind Beijing, hosted a fireside chat with Steve on growth hacking strategies for startups in China and the US. The following are edited highlights from the chat.

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