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How WeChat Can Slash Marketing Costs In China: Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Even the most careful startups can drain their funding on marketing in a tough ecosystem like China. But according to local incubator Chinaccelerator, using WeChat the right way can be the key to slashing costs. “We focus on Wechat as a platform for low-cost customer acquisition,” says William Bao Bean, the managing director of Chinaccelerator and partner at SOSV (Previously […]

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Ushi – the making Chinese Linkedin

Recently, I talked to Dominic Penaloza, CEO of Ushi, whom my partner, Technode’s Lu Gang, interviewed in February. Within three months, Ushi has progressed quite a lot.  It doubled its number of members, to 200,000.  These includes 12,000 CEO and 5,000 CTO.  75% of VC active in China are also in Ushi’s network. (Entrepreneurs looking for funding probably […]

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What’s Wrong With Chinese Job Search Sites?

It’s expected that in 2011 there will be 7.58million graduates looking for job in China. Job search sites are the key channel for young generation for job-hunting. Finding a good job is that easy, unfortunately those popular Chinese job search service could really drive you mad too. ChinaHR, Zhaopin, 51job, they are huge and you […]

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How 5 Professional Social Networks in China Compare

We’ve now covered all the main professional social networks in China. This space in China is gaining a lot of attention due to Linkedin’s recent IPO and valuation of US$4.25bn. Here are some of the challenges we’ve learnt about building professional SNSs: Finding users As Sherman just posted, China only opened up to economic reform […]