Kai Lukoff


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  • Why Cool Startups Are Losers In China

    Why Cool Startups Are Losers In China

    Here’s Hongyi Zhou’s advice to Chinese entrepreneurs: “Don’t try to be cool.”┬áZhou is CEO of Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), whose company’s core is the definition of uncool: anti-virus software. Yet Qihoo has 370 million monthly active users and a very cool $1.9 billion dollar valuation. If you want to build a big company in China, don’t build for your… Read More

  • A Geek’s Guide to China’s Silicon Valley

    A Geek’s Guide to China’s Silicon Valley

    Twenty years ago, Zhongguancun was but farming fields and small houses, far from the city center of Beijing. The ‘cun’ at the end of Zhongguancun literally means ‘village’. As with much else in China, the change has come lightening fast. Today, Zhongguancun is China’s closest equivalent to Silicon Valley. It’s host to electronics super malls, research… Read More