Asia Startup Pulse Podcast
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Asia Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding the innovation, business, and tech landscape in Asia. We bring the best of the Asian startup ecosystem, showcasing entrepreneurial stories, insights from thought leaders, and dissecting the strategies employed by tech giants.

Backed by SOSV, Chinaccelerator, and Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX), we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in Asia. Over the last decade, we have helped over 170 startups cross borders and make their mark in Asia. With that in mind, the podcast offers real, practical, and unique insights.

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Rapid Accession of China’s Capital Market Post COVID with Benjamin Qiu, Legal Expert on Cross-border Investment

In today’s episode, we asked the hard questions. How has the pandemic impacted global financial markets? What has changed in 2020 when it comes to Chinese technology companies and the relationship between China and other markets? And what do these changes mean from a policy and legal perspective?

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EPISODE 148

Rapid Accession of China’s Capital Market Post COVID with Benjamin Qiu, Legal Expert on Cross-border Investment

In today’s episode, we asked the hard questions. How has the pandemic impacted global financial markets? What has changed in 2020 when it comes to Chinese technology companies and the relationship between China and other markets? And what do these changes mean from a policy and legal perspective?

EPISODE 147

Inside the VC Mind Ep2: Billion-dollar Opportunities That Investors Missed (Remington Ong, Ray Yang, William Bao Bean)

Today we are going to talk about those startups that investors missed but would have loved to invest in, with Remington Ong, Partner at Fenbushi Capital, Ray Yang, Partner at Marathon Venture Partners, and William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator and MOX.

EPISODE 146

China’s Cross-Border Luxury Ecommerce: The Past & The Present, with Claire Chung, Former China GM of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group

Driven by the rise of China’s middle and high-income classes and their crazy pursuit of better products, China is regarded as the engine of the global luxury industry. Brands from all over the world are rushing to enter the market and reach Chinese customers in different ways…

EPISODE 145

Inside the VC Mind Ep1: The Top Mistake that Founders Make During Fundraising (Helen Wong, Gary Yang, Jeff Chi)

Today we are going to talk about the top one mistake that founders make during the fundraising process, with Helen Wong, Partner at Qiming Venture Partners, Gary Yang, Founding Partner at SkySaga capital, and Jeff Chi, Partner at Vickers Venture.

EPISODE 144

Design’s Strategic Value for Business with Yiying Lu, “Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business”

In the startup world where we value technology and experiments that leverage “quick and dirty” prototypes, what’s the role of art and design? Especially for early-stage startups, how should they utilize the power of design for their products or services? If we look at brands who are expanding to different markets, how can they develop a cross-cultural…

EPISODE 143

Managing a $1 billion pre-IPO fund, with Sophie Yao, China General Manager of Pegasus Tech Ventures

What are pre-IPO deals? What are the risks and opportunities associated with pre-IPO deals? We also look at the typical range of investment in such deals and how similar or different are pre-IPO investors from investment bankers?

EPISODE 142

Digital Transformation: Converting Consumer Data into Gold; with Kevin Lee (IKEA), Alexis Richez (ZTP), German Torrado (Genetsis) and Abel Zhao (Travelflan)

Data and digitalization are hot topics not only in the startup ecosystem but also in the corporate world. We often hear about legacy businesses looking to transform themselves by using data to improve their business but what is the actual reality of data for businesses today? How are companies building brands based on data? Are the companies ready and are they really aware of how much value they can derive from data? What obstacles stand in their way?

EPISODE 141

How Citybox Finds Own Position Among Fierce Unmanned Retail Competitions, with Co-founder & COO Neo Lv

By the end of 2017, over 200 unmanned store startups were launched in China, which attracted more than US$620 million investment just during that year. However, after the hype faded, only a few companies survived from the fierce competition, and Citybox is one of them.

Citybox started its business on a totally different path…

EPISODE 140

Demystifying the World of DeFi, with Cao Yin, Founding Partner of Digital Renaissance Foundation

The DeFi movement follows a suite of strong hypes in the industry after ICOs, STOs, and IEOs. Today, over $2 billion dollars worth of tokens are locked in DeFi projects.

Some of you might be wondering what is DeFi? But once you understand the concept the real questions are: what makes DeFi so different? Is it just another hype in the crypto space? Who are the winners and losers?

EPISODE 139

China’s Changing Regulations on Gaming, with Greg Pilarowski, Legal Expert & Founder of Pillar Legal

Although difficult, it is still possible for foreign companies to benefit from the Chinese market, but how do game regulations work? What should foreign game publishers consider before bringing their games to China? What’s the expansion playbook?

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Insights into the market

Living in China, it’s fascinating to hear first hand experiences and insights of leaders carving the path in China. Lot’s of insights on how to navigate the Chinese market and best practices. Wether your interested in China or fascinated by the world of startups, this is my weekly dose of inspiration!

Sarah

The motivation-espresso during my commute to work

Both informative and entertaining content. The business and tech-hacks shared by guest and both Hosts, Ryan Shuken and Oscar Ramos, keep me motivated for the workday ahead, as well as providing me with a health-dose of China knowledge. Keep it up and running!

Carlospizarroso

Best China Startup Podcast

Ryan and his team do an amazing job on China Startup Pulse. Great speakers, China-specific content and an easily digestible and entertaining format. Whether you’re based in China or elsewhere, whether you’re an entrepreneur or a wantrepreneur, this is a fantastic gateway into a very exciting business scene.

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