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8 Lessons from the rise of Douyin (Tik Tok)

Editor’s note: A version of this post by Hans Tung and Zara Zhang first appeared on Han’s blog. Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital. Zara Zhang is an investment analyst at GGV Capital. ByteDance and Musical.ly are GGV portfolio companies. For more on ByteDance, listen to their interview with Liu Zhen, senior vice president of ByteDance (and […]

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China’s answer to Amazon Go aims to conquer the unmanned frontier with facial recognition

Long-waited Amazon Go opened its door to the public in Seattle last week and there has been overall positive feedback. However, unmanned stores are definitely not a new concept for China’s tech-savvy consumers. Since May 2017, when Alibaba launched its first unmanned store with the focus word “new retail”, a flurry of Chinese tech companies has […]

Posted inUp and Comers

Taiwan wants to be a hub for foreign startups, but still has a long way to go

The global economic center is gradually shifting eastward and Asian tech hubs are vying to be the region’s top destination for global entrepreneurs. Taiwan—once Asia’s hardware manufacturing hub—is slowly recognizing that it is not only essential to cultivate the local startup ecosystem but also to bring in new ideas and voices. A growing number of […]