John and Matt talk with Fritz Demopoulos, founding partner of Queens Capital, about his journey at Qunar.
Chinese regulators are about to get a lot more involved in how e-commerce brands set prices, in a crackdown on a practice called price discrimination.
Meituan forays into ride-hailing and bike-rental services have been expensive gambits that haven’t yet paid off, but it has seen success in other efforts.
Bianlifeng (便利蜂), the operator of Chinese staff-less stores and smart vending machines, released a notice to its employees yesterday announcing that they will start pulling out vending machines from 38 cities in China an unnamed employee told Pingtu360. Except for the eight selected cities that they are currently testing the unmanned shelves in and the three […]
It seems that China’s online travel and accommodation industry is still feeling the heat from the Golden Week. China’s home rental unicorn Tujia.com, often dubbed the Airbnb of China, announced today that it just completed a $300 million Series E for its online arm at a valuation of over $1.5 billion. The current round marks […]
Maimai, LinkedIn’s biggest China rival, just raised $75 million in its latest Series C round and has plans to go IPO in 2019, our sister site is reporting (in Chinese). The round is led by DCM Ventures, an investor in popular social networking apps including Kuaishou, Tantan, Musical.ly, and Renren. IDG Capital and Morningside Venture Capital […]
The spate of consolidations between Chinese tech companies continues as yet another industry rivalry is settled in a multi-billion dollar partnership. Ctrip.com International Ltd. and Baidu-backed Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd. have announced a matchup today that will have a valued worth of approximately $15.6 billion USD. Unlike other recent match-ups in the market, Qunar and Ctrip’s partnership involves a share […]
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 […]
The announcement of Amazon Go, the cashierless store concept, in late 2016, coincided with a flurry of Chinese tech companies creating their own versions of unmanned stores. For them, 2017 was a fruitful year for developing their solutions tailored to Chinese consumers, as well as in educating the market. What’s more important behind the quick […]
After nearly two years in China, Airbnb finally appointed someone to head its China business: Ge Hong as vice president. This is another big move to accelerate its push into the country’s lucrative short-term rental market worth an estimated RMB 12.52 billion in 2017 (in Chinese). Ge will report to directly to Airbnb CEO Brian […]