TechCrunch Beijing 2016

  • Investors agree that enterprise startups are hot in China

    Investors agree that enterprise startups are hot in China

    Enterprise startups may not be overtly sexy, but they are already commanding the attention of China’s top investors. That’s according to a collection of leading VCs who took to the stage for a panel discussion around investments at TechCrunch Beijing 2016. Read More

  • How Southeast Asia’s VC scene stacks up to China’s VC scene

    How Southeast Asia’s VC scene stacks up to China’s VC scene

    Some VC firms have a global presence. But startup investment tends to be a very local activity. Gobi Partners’ Kay-Mok Ku, Convergence Ventures’ Adrian Li and Golden Gate Ventures’ Jeffrey Paine talked about what it’s like to invest in Southeast Asia at the TechCrunch Beijing conference. While these three firms don’t have the exact same geographic and… Read More

  • Is LeEco really in trouble?

    Is LeEco really in trouble?

    Billionaire CEO Yueting Jia told employees in a letter last week that the company’s rapid growth was leading to stagnation and management problems at LeEco, and announced that he would invest $10 million into the company and cut his salary to 15 cents in order to keep LeEco steady as it expands into the United States and develops a self-driving car. But North American operations lead… Read More

  • Renowned Chinese investor Kaifu Lee discusses his new $675M fund

    Sinovation Ventures’ Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is betting big on artificial intelligence

    Given that Sinovation Ventures founder Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has around 50 million followers on Chinese social networks, he has become an oracle when it comes to predicting the future of tech in China. Kai-Fu Lee talked about the most important trends in Chinese startups at TechCrunch Beijing 2016. Sinovation Ventures recently raised the equivalent of $675 million in total across a Chinese and an… Read More

  • Why iRobot’s Colin Angle thinks the smart home starts with a robot vacuum

    Why iRobot’s Colin Angle thinks the smart home starts with a robot vacuum

    Robots — and the smart home in general — are a hot topic, and it’s one where an enormous amount of investment is happening right now. There are many companies like Nest and Ring that are trying to target segments of the home in the hopes of making everything smarter. But it’s easy to forget that the home is still a physical space, and in order for everything to… Read More