From Bike-Sharing To Blockchains: Can China Really Go Global?
A conversation with China venture and tech leaders:
Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
Shuonan Chen, General Partner, Agile VC
Florian Bohnert, Head-Global Partnerships, MoBike
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30—8:00PM (with networking reception)
Event Fee: $55 Non-members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
Over the past decade, China tech and venture investment markets have progressed rapidly to rival leading international hubs. Business and technology models that were once built on copying Silicon Valley technology are shifting to leadership and innovation, with Chinese-style bike-sharing contenders even moving to Western markets. China’s venture capital, at $50 billion annually, has risen to U.S. levels. And China claims nearly one-quarter of the total unicorn-financed companies, most of them centered in Beijing.
China’s tech and venture scene is loaded with talent, raw energy and sheer ambition that make the Silicon Valleys of the world look downright sleepy. At the same time, China’s government continues to wrestle with control over cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain (think Bitcoin), which some experts say will revolutionize the way business is done. Will China continue to lead in tech innovation, or fall victim to its own regulations?
Rebecca Fannin, founder/editor of Silicon Dragon Ventures, will moderate the conversation.