Venture interest in Chinese companies remains muted after slow 2022
The picture is one of a country that's seeing markedly smaller VC investments that are taking longer than has been the case for a few years.
How are global chipmakers preparing for the US-China chip war?
It appears the U.S. isn’t content to wager that small actions can achieve the wide-ranging impacts necessary to gain an edge over China in the development of AI and machine learning technologies.
Are Arm and Ant Group’s derailed exits back on track?
Once an exit gets off the rails, and under current market conditions, it is just not easy to get back on track.
Checking in on China’s venture scene as Q3 rolls along
How are the myriad issues in China's economy impacting Chinese startups?
Didi’s delisting now done deal
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has voted to delist from the U.S. stock market, a long-expected result of Didi finding itself in hot water with the Chinese government after a troubled U.S. debut.
Tech companies are still going public in Asia, but not enough to halt the global IPO slowdown
Asia-based companies accounted for nine out of the top 10 IPOs in the first quarter of 2022, which raises the question: Is Asia a haven for public exits amid the current global slowdown?
Gogoro’s public debut could supercharge EV battery swapping across the globe
Gogoro, the company behind Taiwan's thriving two-wheeler battery swapping ecosystem, is poised to succeed where others have tried and could not -- and now it has the cash to do so.
Has China’s signaled regulatory reprieve come too late?
That China is potentially retreating from the posture it struck last year is incredibly important not only for companies directly impacted by the news, but also startups looking to build there.
What’s driving China’s autonomous vehicle frenzy?
China's autonomous vehicle industry saw a period of unprecedented acceleration in 2021, with over $8.5 billion invested in robotaxi startups, self-driving truck developers and equipment makers.
To cool down China’s overheated robotics industry, go back to the basics
The price-to-earnings ratio is no longer applicable for many listed companies, and the market-to-sales ratio has also gone out the window.
Changes to corporate investing rules could diminish China’s resilient venture landscape
Losing Chinese corporate venture capitalists entirely, and overnight -- which will not happen, mind -- would be sharply contractionary but not lethal.
SenseTime’s IPO to test market demand for high-growth, high-loss shares in Hong Kong
The larger context for SenseTime's debut is that it is going public after the Chinese government cracked down on a number of tech sectors in the country.
China banning foreign IPOs would be pretty unsurprising
China is considering removing the VIE loophole that allowed Chinese companies to list in the United States, closing a method by which local companies could access foreign capital.
How China’s regulatory crackdown whomped Vision Fund 1’s returns
In essence, Chinese regulatory action is harming the value of a U.S. stock, which is bringing down the value of a Japanese investment fund, which raised most of its capital from the Middle East.
As Yahoo leaves China, an accelerating stream of exits
TechCrunch held events in China as recently as 2019, following several years of hosting conferences in Shenzhen. In the wake of today’s news, TechCrunch.com is no longer available in China.
Is China building the metaverse?
A heated debate is going on about the race between the United States and China to dominate in AI. But perhaps the more strategic question is whether China is building the metaverse.
China’s changing regulatory environment isn’t stopping a venture capital frenzy
We’re digging into the data about Q3 2021 venture capital flowing into Chinese startups, with some help from TechBuzzChina’s Chinese technology analyst and angel investor, Rui Ma.
Is it so bad to take money from Chinese venture funds?
China is the second-largest source of venture capital in the world, and Chinese investors can bring value to foreign startups, but you need to study their expertise and how it can be useful for you.
What China’s new data privacy law means for US tech firms
Modeled after the EU's GDPR, China's PIPL imposes protections and restrictions on data collection and transfer that companies both inside and outside of China will need to address.
Europe’s quick-commerce startups are overhyped: Lessons from China
More than 10 companies currently compete across Europe with an instant grocery delivery business model. Half of them were established in 2020, the year of the pandemic.