Hans Tung knows how to spot a unicorn. During his career, he has invested in 11 startups that have gone on to attain billion-dollar valuations, including Airbnb, Bytedance, Slack, Wish and Xiaomi. Tung is also one of the few venture capitalists that feels equally at home on both sides of the Pacific. A native of Taiwan, he moved to California aged 13 and began his career in Silicon Valley, before becoming one of the first VCs at a US firm to move to China full-time in 2005. Since moving back to the US in 2013, he has continued to invest in both markets.
The Chinese internet industry has developed at an amazing speed with a number of tech firms becoming “unicorns” worldwide. A major force behind those fast-growing companies and young CEOs is the venture capital firms who play a crucial role in spotting and supporting innovative models. Over the past 10 years, VC has evolved from a non-mainstream form of finance to one of the hottest areas in the Middle Kingdom. Ramon Zeng, with a number of successful investments in “unicorns”, talks about his observation of the industry and what the next big trend will be.
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China-focused incubators such as InnoSpring and zPark Venture are all trying to bridge the gap between China and Silicon Valley—but in different ways and with different results. The walls of the lobby are decorated with a smattering of colorful logos. Rows of chairs are neatly laid out, ready for presentations in what is known as […]
Maybe not so soon… but the tech scene in China is big—and getting bigger. For the past 40 years, Silicon Valley has been to the digital revolution what Detroit was to the automotive revolution–or Manchester to the first industrial revolution, for that matter. But will it last? A growing number of technology executives now believe […]
The week that was: China’s manufacturing activity is still in contraction; US multinationals report robust growth in Chinese operations; and Fosun sets up $100 million venture capital arm in Silicon Valley. China April flash PMI still below 50 A sneak peak of China’s manufacturing activity in April by Markit and HSBC shows that the sector […]