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[Discover China’s Next BAT] 8 rising stars, part 2

This is the fourth post in our series: Discover China’s Next BAT, where we will go over the potential tech giants that are leading China’s IT industry. Stay tuned over the coming month to keep updated on the next ‘BAT.’ iiMedia Research Group, a leading research institute in China, has released a list of leading mobile internet companies based on the […]

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Four strategies of China’s top 10 e-commerce apps

Pushing advertisement online and offline has been the typical strategy of China’s e-commerce giants to bring in customers, explaining why e-commerce sector is one of the toughest battlegrounds for freshly born startups since they have little money to spend on advertising. However, the trend is changing. As startups like Bolome, combining live streaming into cross-border […]

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Taiwan VR Real Estate Company iStaging Seals $5M To Fuel International Expansion

Taiwan-based virtual and augmented reality company iStaging has sealed a $5 million USD pre-A funding round led by WI Harper with participation from Taya Venture Capital, one of a consortium of venture capital firms working with the Taiwan National Development Fund. The company is a promising addition to a number of startups that cater to real estate agents and furniture makers […]

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And the ChinaBang 2017 Awards go to …

It’s that time of the year again: the festive weekend for Chinese techies, startup entrepreneurs and investors alike. ChinaBang Awards, an annual ceremony recognizing the best startups in China, is on the go. To continue last year’s initiative in finding out the amazing startups nationwide- not just 1st tier cities, this year’s ChinaBang Award ceremony […]

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Ex-Baidu Founder Shakes Hands With Tencent In $85M USD Renrenche Funding Boost

Used-car sales platform Renrenche has scooped $85 million USD in Series C funding from Tencent. The company, which was founded by a series of ex-Baidu employees, now has a valuation of $ 500 Million USD.  Founded in April 2014, the company received $5 million USD series A funding from Redpoint Ventures and launched its services in July in Beijing, Guangzhou and […]

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Real Estate Platform Fangdd Announces Funding As China Eases Real Estate Bans

Fangdd, a popular Chinese real-estate platform announced they had closed a series C funding of $223 million USD led by Fountainvest Partners this July. The company announced series B funding of $80 million USD just two months ago from Vision Knight Capital China Fund, Lightspeed China Partners, and CDH Venture Partners. The Chinese government has recently eased restrictions on owning multiple […]