Friday, January 17, 2014

China Tech Startup Nabs $120 Million To Go Global With Softbank's Support

CEO Wang presents new service
Chinese tech startups continue to make big strides forward. The latest example is mobile Internet company Wandoujia.
The Beijing-based, three-year-old startup just raised $120 million in one of the largest venture capital financings seen in China’s short Internet history. The funding from Softbank, Innovation Works and DCM was significant not only for its size but also for proof that the innovation culture is progressing in China — so far.
Like at more and more Chinese tech companies, the aims are high. Co-founder and CEO Junyu Wang has global ambitions for his innovative mobile app search engine and gateway across games, videos and music.  ”The product is first for Chinese users,” said Wang, “but over the long term, our aim is to create global technology.”
Keep reading this Silicon Dragon post at Wandoujia.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

China Tech Makes A Splash At Consumer Electronics Show In Vegas

Silicon Dragon's Rebecca Fannin
checks out China tech at CES
One thing for sure about this year’s Consumer Electronic Show – China tech was there, and big-time, among the latest and greatest wireless gadgets, self-driving cars, 3-D printing machines and wearable tech devices. The China presence at the show was one more demonstration that Chinese tech is going global — and in little more than a decade after entrepreneurs first got going in Beijing and Shanghai.
Of course, all the leading China brands — Alibaba, ZTE ZTE, Hisense and Huawei — had large and attractive booths displaying their latest wares front and center on the convention floor.   From what I observed, China had the biggest representation of all  overseas markets although the LG exhibit certainly was huge!
Keep reading this Silicon Dragon post at Forbes.