How proptech is transforming traditional housing market: Q&A with JLL APAC COO

The evolution of technology is turning it from the unusual to ubiquitous, so much so that there’s hardly an industry that doesn’t feel the disruption. While some sectors, such as finance, are embracing these changes quickly, some long-established fields are moving slower, but the degree at which they are reinvented by the new innovations is not a bit less. Property technology (proptech)—a sector…

Here’s how Chinese VCs are adapting to the ever-changing startup scene

China presents a fascinating nation for tech entrepreneurs. The speed at which China’s technology grows and transforms is perhaps the most important aspect in defining what's happening in the country's startup industry: The Middle Kingdom is now the second largest arena for entrepreneurship with one startup is set up every seven minutes. To highlight the changes, virtually every very period of…

Check out all the juicy side events at TechCrunch Shanghai

How are you going to plan your week at TechCrunch Shanghai? This event isn't just a meet-and-greet, it’s a week-long milestone in the calendar for the technology and innovation ecosystems in China to come together, discuss ideas and create new beginnings. In addition to the main conference happening on the 27th and the 28 November, we have a slew of side events that you can join, discuss,…

Everything you need to know about TechCrunch Shanghai

Heads up! TechCrunch Shanghai is back with new insights, activities and fun for the whole family! Technology affects all of us, and ultimately aims to make our lives better. At this year's Shanghai edition, topics range from everyday issues such as urban development, consumer retail and social media, to hot topics like blockchain technology, animation and self-driving AI. One thing's for sure,…

Three lessons learned from Udacity’s initial China failures

Cracking into the alluring but formidable Chinese market has never been easy. Despite great successes elsewhere, a number of the world’s most powerful tech giants including Google and Uber have fallen out of favor in China. Various reasons contribute to their fiascos, but there’s one common factor behind them: the failure to realize how different China can be. Udacity, the US online education…

[Podcast] China Business Cast: Ep. 72: Business and Non-profits in China: Is it possible? With Elyse Ribbons from GeiLi Giving

Editor's note: This originally appeared on the China Business Cast. China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you. Elyse Ribbons is an American entrepreneur, writer, businesswoman, and playwright who…

The insider’s startup guide to Shanghai

Editor's note: This was contributed by Rachel Daydou. She has lived in China for 7 years and has been evolving in the Shanghai startup scene for 3, as co-founder of Lihaoma, managing member of Startup Grind Shanghai and leader of Shanghai University's entrepreneurship program. She specializes in training programs for founders to make their startup profitable. With money getting thrown at…

Taiwan Turnaround: Going Global

In part 2 of the Taiwan Turnaround series looking at how Taiwan's internet tech scene is catching up, TechNode talks to VCs, accelerators, and entrepreneurs about how they are helping Taiwan startups to go global. Next, in the series, we check in with some star players about the talent issue in Taiwan. Read Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4. In a keynote speech in 2013, Dr. Kai Fu Lee, one of the most…

It didn’t happen by accident that TechCrunch came to Shenzhen

Editor's note: This was contributed by Loic Kobes, co-founder and CEO of Coolhobo, a company that leverages AR and VR to create new shopping experiences in-store and at home. Shenzhen embodies the rapid transformation China has been going through during the last 35 years. From a fisherman village to the capital of tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the city is at the frontline of China 4.0…