Shanghai-based VC Marc van der Chijs has a brilliant idea. Why not use the many failed business ideas and technology of start-ups and create an online market of broken dreams? He has not the time to execute, he writes on his weblog, so he hopes somebody steals his idea.
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The investment climate might be bearish, 360buy – China’s Amazon – is still making a loss, but picked up a US$ 300 million round of capital and saw its value skyrocket. Reuters’ Breaking News analyst Wei tells why this might go wrong for the company and its investors.
China’s GDP has depended largely on huge investments in infrastructure, rather than consumption. Economic analyst Arthur Kroeber argues in IBNLive that this policy is not longer possible, although ending it might be a tough call as the political transition asks for stability.
The economic boom in China of the past 30 years has Chinese investors made used to getting high returns on their investments, tells China Rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf to the BBC.
“Yes, it felt weird,” summerizes Tudou-founder Marc van der Chijs the decision in March to merge with rival Youku, the numbers one and two on China’s competitive video hosting market. But it was the right way to go forward, he tells The Pandodaily.
Getting a business angle, an entrepreneur who provides your start-up with first capital, is hard enough in China, tells William Bao Bean of SingTel Innov8 in Tech in Asia. You should avoid especially the famous ones.
Shaun Rein’s long-awaited book on The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World has reached the shelves of US book stores. Key lessons on change in China.
Premier Wen Jiabao spelled out China’s new energy initiatives during the meeting of the National Power Congress. Energy specialist Bill Dodson summarizes on his weblog strict control of wind and solar power, and the resumption of approvals of nuclear power projects.
Compared to Silicon Valley, foreign entrepreneurs setting up start-ups have a tougher life in China, says Shanghai-based serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs in ZDNetasia. Having good partners and network connections is key, he adds.