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Period-Tracker App Dayima Enters Ecommerce With Monthly Care Packages

Commercialization could be a tricky problem for any services, but how does a menstruation-tracking app move into e-commerce? Chai Ke, founder of a leading Chinese period-tracking app Dayima, talked about the company’s monetizing initiatives through its e-commerce platform, Meiyueyouxuan, at TechCrunch Shanghai last week. According to Ke, it’s been a cautious entry, taking over seven months to agree […]

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TechCrunch Shanghai 2015 Speaker Lineup: Rising Chinese Entrepreneurs

TechCrunch Shanghai is now only a few weeks away! From June 8 to 9, the event will feature talks, roundtable discussions and startup pitches. Guests to take stage this time range from well-known IOT technologists, high-profile venture capitalists to rising entrepreneurs. As part of our TechCrunch event, we will hear the story of four prominent Chinese entrepreneurs whose companies have been […]

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Mentruation Tracking App Dayima Announces $30M Series C Funding

Dayima, a Chinese app for period tracking and women’s health, announced today US$30 million in Series C funding from Ceyuan Ventures and existing investors, Sequoia Capital China and Bertelsmann Asia Investments. So far the company has raised three rounds in about a year that totals US$45 million: US$5 million from Bertelsmann and ZhenFund in April 2013, and US$15 million […]

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Voice Search Developer Mobvoi Launches Made-for-China Android Wear System Ticwear

As most Google services are blocked in mainland China, China’s tech industry has benefited by developing customized Android ROMs, Android app stores or alternative services. Therefore it’s not surprising to see Chinese developers beginning building customized operating systems or services for Android Wear. Mobvoi, a Chinese-language voice search service developer, today unveiled Ticwear, a customized Android […]

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Fujian, a Lesser-known Chinese Tech Hub

Xiamen and Fuzhou are lesser known Chinese tech cities, compared with Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chengdu or Shanghai. Both are part of Fujian, a province on China’s southeastern seaboard historically known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Though Fuzhou is the provincial capital, Xiamen currently is more attractive to tech startups and talent, being more economically advanced as one […]

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Chinese Medtech Trends to Watch in 2015

As China’s 2009 healthcare reforms have not proved satisfactory, despite being backed by massive investment from the Chinese central government, the authorities have begun to allow further private investment in the healthcare market and a greater role for market forces. The business sector, especially the tech industry and venture capital, have moved fast.

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BAI Launches Angel Investment Arm BetaFund to Foster Early-stage Startups

BAI CEO-Annabelle Long Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI), the investment arm of Bertelsmann AG in Asia, has announced the launch of BetaFund, an angel investment fund providing financing and professional support to early-stage startups. In next few years, BetaFund expects to invest tens of millions dollars in mobile, social networking and gaming industries, according to the […]

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