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Shanghai-based healthcare startup The CareVoice completes $2 million investment round

The CareVoice (康语), focused on improving healthcare and the insurance experience for people in China, announced today it has raised over $2 million in early growth capital. The investment will be used to fuel its insurance business lines, accelerate technology development, consolidate its leadership in China’s major cities and expand to Southeast Asia. The company […]

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WeChat Pay’s global expansion “going well”: Q&A with Grace Yin, Director of WeChat Pay Cross-border Operation

While Tencent’s WeChat has over 980 million monthly active users—mostly Chinese-speaking—around the world, the Chinese messaging app is still stranger to many other countries outside the Middle Kingdom. Tencent once surpassed Facebook in valuation. According to Chinaccelerator’s managing director William Bao Bean, Tencent’s WeChat achieves better monetization than Facebook. Released in August 2013, WeChat Pay has expanded […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]