Eyebrows were raised when China’s food delivery service Ele.me last week announced it raised funds worth US$630 million, while in reality it was less than US$400 million. Startup expert William Bao Bean was not amazed. China´s startups are very competitive, and cheating on figures is part of that, he told VentureBeat.
The recent downturn in the financial markets is not going to have too much impact on the booming scene of startups in China, says ChinaAccelerator managing director William Bao Bean in the Business Standard. Although the second half of 2015 would have been anyway tougher.
The trend for the coming five years is China going global, says William Bao Bean, managing director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China in E27. “These innovations are best targeted at other mobile-first markets in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, and not US and Western Europe,”
With 700 million mobile internet users China is a fertile ground for mobile-first startups, says William Bao Bean, managing director of the ChinaAccelerator in the Korean Herald. And “In China, there is always a way,” Bean said.
Are you still looking for ways to monetize quality content? Watch China, says managing director William Bao Bean of the ChinaAccelerator in Analyse Asia. Mobile applications in China are on average 2 to 3 years ahead of the US, he tells. Mobile commerce 3.0 is highly social, very competitive and does away with the classic ways of making money through advertising. China can focus on mobile innovation, because it has a home-base of 700 million mobile users.
Innovation, and its related funding, did get a solid footprint in China over the past few years, making even startups in Silicon Valley jealous. And we can expect more, tells William Bao Bean, managing director of China´s largest incubator ChinaAccelerator, in the New York Times.
Since tech innovator William Bao Bean has joined early 2015 the ChinaAccelerator, a global venture accelerator in Shanghai, a stream of exciting events has developed. In Technode he explains why China is now the place to be for technological innovation.
Since William Bao Bean took on a new role as managing director of ChinaAccelerator early 2015, he also stepped into the limelight in a rather public role, compared to his earlier VC-activities. And people have noticed that change, as the demand for William as a speaker has spiked over the past few months.
Investments are flooding into China´s innovative industries. But investing in China is a completely different game from the traditional VC approach, tells William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, in VentureCon Japan, according to E27. China is providing more finance, and more competition.