Airbnb is planning to quadruple its engineering team in China, hoping to tap into the country’s young and travel-hungry demographic, reports Bloomberg. The world’s fourth largest startup in 2017 is showing no signs of slowing down its expansion in China. After appointing a Chinese chief, Hong Ge, to run operations in the world’s second largest economy, […]
Shares in the lifestyle services provider continued to gain during the national holiday, consolidating Meituan’s place as the third-largest internet company in China.
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Of the proceeds, $360 million will be directed to early-stage startups at Series A and Series B.
Chinese homestay booking provider Tujia has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with SiteMinder, a global cloud platform for the hotel industry. The new partnership underlines an increasing focus for the company’s global expansion efforts. The function is expected to become available to all hosts who use the service outside of China starting […]
The Silicon Valley-based startup incubator, Y Combinator (YC) is officially coming to mainland China, our sister site has reported (in Chinese). The company has announced plans to enter China and welcomed startups in all phases to join their program whether it is concept stage, product testing phase or fast-growing stage. Y Combinator said that they are looking […]
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Mikey Chee’s WeChat Official Account. Mikey is an entrepreneur based in Beijing. Founder of his own WeChat company, Fresh Prints, he also enjoys writing articles on ways businesses and people can use WeChat to grow their channels. Lately, I’ve been seeing posts about mini programs and whether or not you […]
After announcing a Chinese name and appointing its China head earlier this year, Airbnb is moving one step further in its foray to explore the Chinese market. The US homestay giant, together with its Chinese partner Alipay, announced today Travel Deposit (旅行储蓄), a financial feature that will help China’s young travelers to save for their dream vacation. Research […]
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 […]
A version of this article first appeared on TechCrunch. We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run from November 19-20 at the Shenzhenwan Science and Technology Ecological Garden. Our first TechCrunch event […]