China’s bike rental industry has experienced a roller coaster over the past 3 years. At its height, there were nearly 80 bike rental startups in the market, brightening the streets with a rainbow of bikes. But in the fast-paced tech world, trends come and go quickly. Within a year, over 20 bike startups failed, including […]
A “unicorn” refers to those companies less than 10 years old and valued at $1 billion or more. There were 34 Chinese new unicorn companies in 2017 that match these conditions, according to a new report released by Chinese startup database IT Juzi (IT桔子). In the first half of 2017, rental economy startups gained prominence […]
Matt and John take a look at the stories and trends of 2018.
The year 2017 was great for many tech firms in China. Tencent briefly outdid Facebook in market valuation reaching a $500 billion valuation mark. Toutiao shot up from obscurity on the international scene with its parent Bytedance buying Musical.ly. Alibaba spread its wings further into Asia, Didi started its global expansion, Huawei overtook Apple as […]
China’s massive O2O platform Meituan Dianping is a company that defies categorization. As the company’s founder and CEO Wang Xing once said, it’s hard for them to compare to any other company. Once known as the Chinese equivalents of Groupon and Yelp, Meituan and Dianping merged in 2015 to become a company that sells movie […]
China’s ride-hailing industry has been facing turbulent times but it’s not just about overcoming Didi.
TechNode has been organizing the annual “China Bang Awards” since 2011. Over the past few years, TechNode has witnessed a large number of emerging startups grow into unicorns. For the upcoming ChinaBang Awards 2018, TechNode has started a special report to review the history of China Bang Awardees. In 2017, a message from the art world […]
China has become addicted to debt. Now, its tech industry is hooked too.