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VC, Innovation, Entrepreneurship in China Oct 2015
Transcript of VC, Innovation, Entrepreneurship in China Oct 2015
Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in China
Venture Capital by the Numbers
"the relentless pursuit of opportunities without regard to resources currently controlled"
China = 1.3 Billion Entrepreneurs?
Eager to try out new things
Lots of them
Market reality check...
fast product release
many eager consumers
lots of entrepreneurs
successful US Group Buying
over 2,500 Chinese Group buying sites
"the process of having original ideas that have value"
In Search of Chinese Technologies
Chinese Ancient Technology Inventions
Movable type print
Modern China: The Perfect Environment
Thousands of new businesses in China
Highly entrepreneurial culture
World center for electronics & manufacturing
Chinese Success Stories of Technology Innovation?
= Copy 2 China
Sir Ken Robinson
Just Blatant Copying?
Technology vs. Innovation
C2C + Adapting to China
Opportunity Cost of Technology Investment
Why take high-tech risks when can get
same return in 1/2 the time
in traditional industries
Risks in new Ventures:
Online Video Games
Rampant piracy in console game
Free to play, pay for virtual items
Incredibly successful and profitable model copied worldwide
Why so few Technology Startups in China?
What is Venture Capital?
High-tech and life sciences
an Asset Class
China comes out to the World
Sports Marketing & Rights
to connect China to the World
A Few Lessons for Startups
China is a HYPER competitive market
Pick favorable industry
Laowai - play to your strength外
Adjust quickly products & business model
Raise money while you can - BULL Market
Choose investors wisely
Less is MORE
Xiaomi mobile phone $80 USD
Mindray Portable Ultrasound
Not Just Simple Copies...
SPORTS IN CHINA
Fast growing market
Favorable government policy
Previously protected now liberalizing
Access to unique and exclusive content, properties
In Search of Technology Innovations
China Venture Capital Investments
Jack Ma - Alibaba
Lei Jun - Xiaomi, YY
From Silicon Valley...
Wechat Mobile Messaging
transfer person to person
flights and travel ticket
mutual funds and investment
2014 online payments:
Battle of the Giants - BAT
Online video games
Diversification via acquisitions
$600 electrical scooter
Innovation in China:
business model vs. technology
Solving China's challenges
What can Switerland offer:
- Swiss brand equity
What can China offer:
- Local partners
Capital Risque, Innovation, et Startup en Chine
7 octobre, 2015
Excuse their "Chinglish..."
Excusez mon "franglais"