Harry Wang of Linear Venture sits opposite Tencent’s Grace Yun Xia as they talk about how SEA can learn from China’s successful startups. Read on to find out more.
China, while having an attractive 1.3B population and thriving startup ecosystem, is a challenging market to enter. Foreign companies setting up shop in China encounter difficulties due to language differences, the restrictions of Chinese internet, and fierce competition from local businesses and startups.
Because while it is difficult for foreign companies to enter China, the country has produced some of the biggest and most valued startups globally. The huge market, coupled by government regulations supporting startups and investors, has propelled Chinese startups into the global stage and has gained an increasing interest from global investors.
Join Harry Wang, Founding and Managing Partner of Linear Ventures<, as he moderates a fireside chat about the technologies and business models used in China at Echelon Thailand 2017. Get insight on how to employ these technologies in your business from the head of a VC specialising in early stage technology related to China.
Echelon Thailand 2017 is a tech conference (May 15-16, Bangkok) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals.
New in 2017 is Echelon Thailand’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page). What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.
Huai Wang (Harry) is founding and managing partner of Linear Venture L.P. (Linear), a fund management company with US$100M AUM, specialized in early stage technology investments related to China and the great Asia area. He has led investments into more than 40 technology companies, mainly in data and AI related topics. He also served as a CEO advisor to Baixing, Dianping & CSDN.
In 2013, Harry published a book, entitled How Facebook was Engineered, which is popular in the internet startup community. Prior to co-founding Linear, Huai worked for Facebook in California as a full-stack Engineer in 2007-2009, and as an Engineering Manager in 2010-2011. He earned his Master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang Univerity. Harry is a Fellow of the third class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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