996 Podcast with GGV Capital

China has emerged as a global powerhouse in tech. It is now home to some of the world’s most valuable tech companies and most motivated entrepreneurs. How can US companies succeed in China and learn from its tech innovators? How can Chinese tech companies go global? From Silicon Valley to Beijing, we interview the movers and shakers of China’s tech industry, as well as tech leaders with US-China cross-border perspectives. Co-hosted by Hans Tung and Zara Zhang at GGV Capital, and co-produced by the Sinica Podcast.

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Episode 22: Why We Invested in Yellow


We discuss our recent investment in Yellow, a leading micro-mobility startup based in Brazil, which recently raised $63 million in Series A led by GGV Capital.

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Episode 21: Toby Sun of Lime on Scooters and the Future of Transportation


Toby Sun, co-founder of Lime, on why scooters could be a game-changer, how Lime envisions its partnership with Uber, and whether Lime sees itself as a “super app” going forward.

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Episode 20: Jixun Foo of GGV Capital: Behind the Scenes of China’s Venture Deals


Jixun Foo, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, tells the stories behind some of China’s hottest venture deals including the merger of Youku and Tudou, Yunmanman and Huochebang, as well as why he invested in HelloBike.

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Episode 18: Zilin Chen of BingoBox on the Future of “New Retail” in China


Zilin Chen is the founder and CEO of BingoBox, China’s first scalable cashier-free convenience store.

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Episode 17: Unpacking Xiaomi’s IPO


Why can Xiaomi be thought of as an “Internet company” instead of a hardware company? Why should people stop comparing Xiaomi to Apple? Was Xiaomi’s IPO valuation justified? What does the “Xiaomi ecosystem” mean?

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Episode 16: Justin Kan of Twitch and Atrium: From Builder to Entrepreneur


Justin recounts the pitfalls he has gone through during his startup journey, whether it was the right decision to sell Twitch to Amazon in 2014, and what gets him excited about his new venture Atrium.

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Episode 15: Eric Yuan of Zoom: From Immigrant to Top CEO


Eric was recently named the Top CEO on Glassdoor, with an approval rating of 99%, and was the first person of color to win the award.

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Espisode 14: Jenny Lee of GGV Capital on Being a VC in China


The story of how Jenny Lee set up GGV Capital’s China presence over a decade ago as someone who didn’t grow up in China, and rose to become one of the world’s most powerful women in tech.

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Episode 13: Yasheng Huang of MIT on the Future of US-China Trade Relations


We discussed the recent trade tensions between the US and China, how are geopolitical factors affecting the global tech industry, and how China’s growth story compares to that of India and other developing countries.

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Episode 12: Yinglian Xie & Fang Yu of DataVisor: Fighting Frauds with Machine Learning


We discussed why China is a great market for SaaS businesses, what it’s like to be female founders in a highly technical space, and how DataVisor uses a unique approach—unsupervised machine learning—to fight frauds.

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Episode 11: Bertrand Schmitt on Starting App Annie in China

We discussed why Bertrand, a native of France, chose to move to China despite the language and cultural barriers.

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Episode 10: Nathan Blecharczyk on Lessons from Airbnb’s China Expansion

On the first live show of 996 Podcast, we interviewed Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb’s co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China.

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Episode 9: Brad Bao of LimeBike on Tackling America’s Last-mile Problem

Brad Bao is the founder of LimeBike, a fast-growing bike-sharing startup in the US. He discussed why bike-sharing—a genre largely invented in China—can work in the US.

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Episode 8: Miranda Qu of Xiaohongshu on Powering E-Commerce with Community

Miranda Qu is the co-founder of Xiaohongshu (“Little Red Book” in Chinese), the world’s the largest lifestyle platform that integrates community and content with e-commerce.

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Episode 7: Yi Wang of Liulishuo on Teaching English with AI

Why did Yi choose to leave his comfortable job in Silicon Valley to start a new venture in China? What challenges must “sea turtles” overcome to successfully start a company in China?

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Episode 6: Lin Bin on How Xiaomi Engineered its “Surprise Comeback”

LIN Bin, the co-founder, president, and head of mobile for Xiaomi, reveals the secret sauce of one of the most valuable private companies in the world, which is reportedly going public later this year.

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Episode 5: Tao Zhang of Dianping on Merging with Meituan and the “Groupon War”

Tao Zhang on navigating ferocious competition in China and how to deal with giants like Tencent & Alibaba

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Episode 1: Jerry Yang of Yahoo!: Why I Believed in Alibaba

Jerry Yang of Yahoo!: Why I Believed in Alibaba

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Episode 2: Andrew Ng on China’s Ambitions in Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng discusses China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence.

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Episode 3: Kai-Fu Lee’s Journey From Google China to Sinovation Ventures

Kai-Fu Lee’s Journey From Google China to Sinovation Ventures

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Episode 4: Liu Zhen on ByteDance’s Global Vision and Leading Uber China

Liu Zhen discusses ByteDance (Toutiao)’s global vision and leading Uber China

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