The China Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding China’s innovation, business, and tech landscape. We showcase entrepreneurial stories, present key teachings from thought leaders, and analyze the strategy of the big tech giants.
Backed by Chinaccelerator, the first accelerator in Asia, we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in China — the struggle, the elation, the craziness, and the thrill of success. With that in mind, this podcast offers real, practical, and outside-of-the-box insights.
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Open Innovation in Healthcare from Academia to Corporates to Startups: She Loves Tech Series with Dr. Yongqin Zeng, Senior Director Innovation Lead at Philips Venture
Today, we have a very special episode we are bringing to you, together with She Loves Tech.
She Loves Tech is the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology. During the last 6 years, they have created the environment necessary for female lead startups to thrive. Championing the best entrepreneurs through education and mentorship, to solve the funding gap for women.
R&D and innovation are terms very often used interchangeably, especially in the business world. But how do these differ from each other? Do all inventions drive innovation? Does all the innovation require a new invention? And what is the role that startups play in the space?
We have the perfect guest to answer these questions and more. Dr. Yongqin Zeng a Senior Director & Innovation Lead in Philips Venture. Her long and rich career has seen her do over a decade of research in academia before joining the private sector where she has done it all. She led multiple research departments in different industries, drove several venture projects that led to the creation of two new business units, and also facilitated over 10 Open Innovation projects involving universities, hospitals, and of course startups. Dr. Zeng’s work on Open Innovation is also featured in the book “Innovation in China” published by MIT in 2016.
In this episode, Dr. Zeng helps us dive deeper into innovation and R&D from the perspectives of academia, corporations, and startups.
Rapid Accession of China’s Capital Market Post COVID with Benjamin Qiu, Legal Expert on Cross-border Investment
The pandemic has changed the way how we meet, do business and plan for the future, but has it slowed down the pace of Chinese technology companies going public in overseas markets? Absolutely not! Chinese companies are coming out as winners, as now they are looking into overseas markets to secure more financing.
In today’s episode, we asked the hard questions. How has the pandemic impacted on global financial markets? What has changed in 2020 when it comes to Chinese technology companies and the relationship between China and other markets? And what do these changes mean from a policy and legal perspective?
Today, we will invite one of our old friends Benjamin Qiu, Partner of Loeb & Loeb, an international law firm based in the US and Asia. He has over 15-year experience in working with high growth companies in China and big VC firms such as GGV and Sequoia Capital. He is the perfect person to answer our questions and expand on the future outlook of the post-covid startup world. We will also talk about the relationship between China and other Asian markets including Southeast Asia and India, and how the recent events will change the way that China invests in those regions.
Inside the VC Mind Ep2: Billion-dollar Opportunities That Investors Missed (Remington Ong, Ray Yang, William Bao Bean)
Welcome to the second episode of our new series “Inside the VC Mind” where we bring you the professionals from the venture capital world, who will deliver their observations, thoughts, and opinions.
Today we are going to talk about those startups that investors missed but would have loved to invest in, with Remington Ong, Partner at Fenbushi Capital, Ray Yang, Partner at Marathon Venture Partners, and William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator and MOX.
China's Cross-Border Luxury Ecommerce: The Past & The Present, with Claire Chung, Former China GM of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group
Driven by the rise of China's middle and high-income classes and their crazy pursuit of better products, China is regarded as the engine of the global luxury industry. Brands from all over the world are rushing to enter the market and reach Chinese customers in different ways.
E-commerce is something that brands cannot ignore. They have to accelerate the adoption if they want to have a say in this market.
Today, we want to look back at the era when China's luxury e-commerce was just emerging. How did vertical e-commerce platforms bring overseas fashion and high-end brands to Chinese consumers? How did they open up a new business battlefield, and how many innovative experiments did they run to do so?
After that, we are going to have some hands-on insights to learn what has changed in this industry. Brand attitude? Consumers? Channels? Formats? For example, the rise of e-commerce livestream?
We are honored to invite Claire Chung, former China General Manager of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, former vice president of global business development of Shangpin to join us and talk about luxury e-commerce over the past decade.
Inside the VC Mind Ep1: The Top Mistake that Founders Make During Fundraising (Helen Wong, Gary Yang, Jeff Chi)
Welcome to the first episode of our new series “Inside the VC Mind” where we bring you the professionals from the venture capital world, who will deliver their observations, thoughts, and opinions.
Today we are going to talk about the top one mistake that founders make during the fundraising process, with Helen Wong, Partner at Qiming Venture Partners, Gary Yang, Founding Partner at SkySaga capital, and Jeff Chi, Partner at Vickers Venture.
Design’s Strategic Value for Business with Yiying Lu, “Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business”
In the startup world where we value technology and experiments that leverage "quick and dirty" prototypes, what’s the role of art and design? Especially for early stage startups, how should they utilize the power of design for their products or services? If we look at brands who are expanding to different markets, how can they develop a cross-cultural design mindset that helps them gain local recognition and avoid any sensitivities?
During this week’s episode, we will discuss the value of design in early technology startups with Yiying Lu, the award-winning artist behind the Twitter Fail Whale and Dumpling emoji, named as “Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business” and Microsoft's “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation”.
Yiying has helped hundreds of tech startups build their brand and turn it into a competitive advantage. She believes that for technology companies, they are not B2B or B2C, but human to human, and “art is the best vehicle to communicate the core values of the human behind the technology”.
Born in Shanghai China, educated in Sydney Australia and London UK, currently based in San Francisco, Yiying will also share one of her passions about how to leverage art to bridge the east and the west and share some cross-cultural campaigns that she has been involved in the past.
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Great insights on the China startup ecosystem
China Startup Pulse is without a doubt one of the best podcasts for anyone looking to understand the China investment/vc landscape. Really enjoy listening to the podcast as they bring really diverse ideas from VC, entrepreneurs and industry experts. 💯
Insights into the market
Living in China, it’s fascinating to hear first hand experiences and insights of leaders carving the path in China. Lot’s of insights on how to navigate the Chinese market and best practices. Wether your interested in China or fascinated by the world of startups, this is my weekly dose of inspiration!
The motivation-espresso during my commute to work
Both informative and entertaining content. The business and tech-hacks shared by guest and both Hosts, Ryan Shuken and Oscar Ramos, keep me motivated for the workday ahead, as well as providing me with a health-dose of China knowledge. Keep it up and running!