Today’s guest is Rui Ma, Venture Partner at 500 Startups for Greater China. 500 Startups is a Silicon Valley based early stage fund and startup accelerator with an international presence. Rui is China-born, Silicon Valley raised, and currently based in Beijing China. Recently she wrote an article called "What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China" over at techinasia.com. Today, we're here to discuss some of her learnings about the venture capital environment in China and how we can best navigate it as entrepreneurs.
- The environment for venture capital in China
- Touch on the key points Rui raised in her article
- Suggestions for entrepreneurs on how to navigate the venture environment in China
- Rui’s article in Tech in Asia - "What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China"
- 500 Startups – early stage fund and startup accelerator
- Dave McClure – founder at 500 Startups. He's done some great presentations on startups
- Cheku (Garage) café – the original “startup café” in Beijing
- WeChat – the social chat app that has taken China by storm. Rui wrote an article in The Next Web titled “More than messaging: Why you should stop comparing WeChat to WhatsApp”
- Dianping – “The Chinese Yelp”
- China Net Cloud – here’s the interview with the CEO Steve Mushero on Episode 11 of China Business Cast
- MicroBenefits – employee loyalty solutions
- Boxc – Logistics solution for Chinese vendors selling overseas
- 500 Startups Accelerator Program
- Get in touch with Rui via email at rui (at) 500 (dot) co , via WeChat at missruima, or via Twitter @ruima