Pony Ma

  • Order With Me

    Top Videos From TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing (TCTV)

    The sun has set on our first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference outside U.S. soil. The Beijing event ended this past Tuesday, as OrderWithMe won the Disrupt Cup. With the 12 to 15 hour time difference between the U.S. and China, watching it live wasn’t the easiest option. We produced more than 60 videos. But here’s a look at some of the highlights you might have missed: Read More

  • Disrupt Beijing: We’re Bringing Steve Chen, Peter Vesterbacka, Phil Libin and More

    Disrupt Beijing: We’re Bringing Steve Chen, Peter Vesterbacka, Phil Libin and More

    As we announced last week, we’ve been busy securing some of the most exciting names in China for our Disrupt Beijing conference this October including Tencent Founder and CEO Pony Ma and Chinese entrepreneur and angel investor Lei Jun. But it wouldn’t be a TechCrunch event without bringing a little of that Silicon Valley magic too. In selecting people to bring to China we wanted a… Read More

  • Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Even before I worked at TechCrunch, Disrupt was one of the few industry conferences I looked forward to every year. There were two big reasons why: The enthusiasm and excitement of the startups who launch there, and the unparalleled lineup of the most exciting people in tech engaging in frank, honest conversations. When we expanded the franchise to New York, it was natural to bring the… Read More

  • By The Time US Gaming Giants Figure Out Tencent's Playbook It May Be Too Late

    By The Time US Gaming Giants Figure Out Tencent's Playbook It May Be Too Late

    If you blinked you might have missed last Friday’s news that Chinese Web giant Tencent is buying LA-based Riot Games. And that’s just fine by Tencent. Tencent and its founder Pony Ma (seen in a sea of winking penguins to your left) are incredibly press-shy, as everything about the way the deal “leaked” demonstrates. It came late on a Friday before the Superbowl, it… Read More