As China’s domestic market continues to develop, many of the country’s internet giants are beginning to look elsewhere for future growth prospects. As growth slows and the market becomes saturated, companies including Tencent, Alibaba, and many others are eyeing not just Southeast Asia, but also Israel, the US, and the EU.

To learn more, we talked with Hagai Tal, CEO of Tel Aviv-based mobile advertising company Taptica. He has invested, led and developed companies for growth, continued investment, and IPO/disposal, including Kontera, Amadesa, Payoneer, BlueSnap (formerly Plimus), and Spark Networks (NYSE: LOV). He is a Fellow of the third class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

We have an office in Beijing with around 10 people already. We are serving clients like Cheetah Mobile, Tencent and other big guys, like Alibaba. We help them first of all to find a channel for us to form a relationship with customers outside of China. So our biggest asset value will be helping those companies to figure out what to do when it comes to companies in the West. Sometimes we get involved in the content as well.

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Sheila Yu

Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.