The China Startup Pulse Podcast
Your Looking Glass into China and Asia Startup Ecosystem
The China Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested interested in China’s innovation, business, and tech landscape. We showcase entrepreneurial stories, present key teachings from thought leaders, and analyze the strategy of the big tech giants.
Backed by Chinaccelerator, the first accelerator in Asia, we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in China — the struggle, the elation, the craziness, and the thrill of success. With that in mind, this podcast offers real, practical, and outside-of-the-box insights.
The China Startup Pulse is hosted by Oscar Ramos, Ryan Shuken and William Bao Bean, hackers and hustlers with years of experience in China’s startup scene.
Partner at SOSV and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator
William Bao Bean
General Partner at SOSV and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator & MOX
Managing Partner at Lean Venture Partners & Javelin.com
Understanding Influencer Marketing in China with Hillary Han, Director of iResearch Training Academy
The influencer or “Key Opinion Leader” (KOL) industry in China is more advanced than anywhere else in the world, according to Hillary Han. Hillary runs a KOL training program at iResearch, one of the country’s leading market research firms. In today’s episode, we’re doing a deep dive into the industry, from the basic concepts, like how brands utilize KOL resources, to practical suggestions about KOL marketing on different platforms. Hillary not only has experience working with many KOLs, but also she is a KOL herself, so we’re thrilled to have her as our guide to this fascinating topic. Read full show notes.
Growth Hacking an Audio Sharing Platform with Tian Sun, Vice President of Business Intelligence Center at Ximalaya App
This week we are excited to speak with Tian Sun, the Vice President of Business Intelligence Center at Ximalaya App. She spearheaded Ximalaya’s efforts to utilize data, analytics, and growth hacking on a daily basis to dominate the Chinese podcast industry, gaining 480 million users and 73% market share. This is a great conversation for anyone interested in how an industry-leading company is using data in exciting and efficient ways. Read full show notes.
The Making of Airbnb’s China Dream with Sean Pan, Head of China Operations at Airbnb
In this episode, we invited Sean Pan, Head of China Operations at Airbnb, who has overlooked Airbnb’s transformation in their strategy, management system and branding since 2015, when Airbnb only had 6 people in the China team. As he mentioned, one obstacle confronted by many foreign companies who want to localize in China is the communication problem between the global and China team. How does Airbnb put efforts into that and build up the trust internally? Find the answer in this episode! Read full show notes.
Creating a “Great Place to Work” with Alicia Tung, Chief Operating Officer at Great Place to Work, Greater China
“996 is a signal of going backward, not forward,” said today’s guest Alicia Tung, Chief Operating Officer at Great Place to Work, Greater China. She stressed the importance of having a clear value and purpose to motivate employees in their work and pointed out the fact that 996 working hours are not necessarily leading to better efficiency. Alicia shared her observations about the working environment differences in China and overseas countries, how overseas entrepreneurs can fit into Chinese working culture and how founders can create a great place to work for their employees. Read full show notes.
Playing to Create a Mentally Healthy World with Enoch Li, Founder of BEARAPY
In this episode, we invited Enoch Li, author of “Stress in the City: Playing My Way Out of Depression” and Founder of BEARAPY to share her own struggles with mental health and the importance of taking care of employees’ mental wellbeing. Mentors and investors also need to take on the role of creating a healthy environment for entrepreneurs. Read full show notes.