Investors pour funds into China online education start-ups

China’s competitive exam-based school system is creating huge demand for tutoring and start-ups like Hexiaoxiang and Huowa are among those sprouting up to cater to this need.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM
Start-ups caught in middle of US-China tech cold war as investors pull back

Chinese venture capital investment in the US plummets amid more stringent regulations in Washington along with a slowdown of China’s economy.

Chinese venture capital investment in the US plummets amid more stringent regulations in Washington along with a slowdown of China’s economy.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:37PM
Start-ups caught in middle of US-China tech cold war as investors pull back
Vulcan Capital enters Southeast Asia with plans to invest US$100 million

Southeast Asia is drawing more attention from US investors. With deepening mobile penetration and an emergent middle class, the region has given birth to tech giants such as Grab, Gojek and Tokopedia in the past decade.

Southeast Asia is drawing more attention from US investors. With deepening mobile penetration and an emergent middle class, the region has given birth to tech giants such as Grab, Gojek and Tokopedia in the past decade.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:31AM
Vulcan Capital enters Southeast Asia with plans to invest US$100 million
Why China needs to accelerate its industrial internet efforts

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:05AM
Why China needs to accelerate its industrial internet efforts
Lee Kai-fu’s AI start-up plans IPO at value of over US$1 billion – in China

AInnovation, established in March 2018, develops artificial intelligence products for companies in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and finance.

AInnovation, established in March 2018, develops artificial intelligence products for companies in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and finance.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:20PM
Lee Kai-fu’s AI start-up plans IPO at value of over US$1 billion – in China
Global fintech investments nosedive as Chinese fundraising falls sharply

Fintech investments in China totalled US$820 million in the first half of 2019, compared with US$17.7 billion a year earlier, Accenture says

15 Aug 2019 - 10:40PM
SoftBank has a US$2 billion Indonesian vision for Grab

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank will also help Grab to build a second headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank will also help Grab to build a second headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

29 Jul 2019 - 2:57PM
SoftBank has a US$2 billion Indonesian vision for Grab
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire ‘sorry’ for hyping Warren Buffett lunch

Founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron apologises for ‘excessive marketing and overhyping behaviour’, promising to become a role model for youth

Founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron apologises for ‘excessive marketing and overhyping behaviour’, promising to become a role model for youth

25 Jul 2019 - 7:00PM
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire ‘sorry’ for hyping Warren Buffett lunch
Inside battle of China’s tech giants to reach next half billion users

China’s internet giants are racing to secure dominance in the next gateway to online content and services: voice activated smart speakers.

China’s internet giants are racing to secure dominance in the next gateway to online content and services: voice activated smart speakers.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:51AM
Inside battle of China’s tech giants to reach next half billion users
China’s AI champion iFlytek gets US$407 million funding from state investors

iFlytek’s focus on AI technology and its state support has put the company at the forefront of the tech war being waged between the US and China.

iFlytek’s focus on AI technology and its state support has put the company at the forefront of the tech war being waged between the US and China.

17 Jul 2019 - 12:00PM
China’s AI champion iFlytek gets US$407 million funding from state investors
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have third listed company with Kingsoft Office

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

17 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have third listed company with Kingsoft Office
Trade war prompts GGV to seek fresh opportunities outside China, US

GGV, known for its recent bets in Xiaomi Corp and ByteDance, sharpens focus on new deals in India and Southeast Asia.

GGV, known for its recent bets in Xiaomi Corp and ByteDance, sharpens focus on new deals in India and Southeast Asia.

11 Jul 2019 - 12:22PM
Trade war prompts GGV to seek fresh opportunities outside China, US
China Internet Report: tech firms go from copycats to trailblazers

The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders.

The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders.

12 Jul 2019 - 6:48AM
China Internet Report: tech firms go from copycats to trailblazers
China’s venture capital market plummets amid trade war, tech start-up valuation concerns

The value of investments in the country tumbled 77 per cent year on year to US$9.4 billion in the second quarter, while the number of deals roughly halved to 692.

The value of investments in the country tumbled 77 per cent year on year to US$9.4 billion in the second quarter, while the number of deals roughly halved to 692.

8 Jul 2019 - 2:32PM
China’s venture capital market plummets amid trade war, tech start-up valuation concerns
China’s AI investment deals down 63 per cent in second quarter

Investments targeting China’s ‘new economy’ continued to slide in the second quarter although the pace of decline slowed quarter over quarter

Investments targeting China’s ‘new economy’ continued to slide in the second quarter although the pace of decline slowed quarter over quarter

5 Jul 2019 - 10:16PM
China’s AI investment deals down 63 per cent in second quarter
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund appoints SenseTime’s AI guru to board

SenseTime founder Tang Xiao’ou will advise Khazanah on AI-related matters.

SenseTime founder Tang Xiao’ou will advise Khazanah on AI-related matters.

1 Jul 2019 - 7:01PM
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund appoints SenseTime’s AI guru to board
Alibaba mulling further investment in bike-sharing start-up Hellobike

A survivor of the bike-sharing wars in China, Shanghai-based Hellobike continues to raise capital for its business transformation

A survivor of the bike-sharing wars in China, Shanghai-based Hellobike continues to raise capital for its business transformation

28 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM
Alibaba mulling further investment in bike-sharing start-up Hellobike
Online used car dealer the latest to cut staff amid China’s tech lay-offs

The latest job cuts come amid a major business shift by Renrenche after it unveiled a partnership scheme earlier this year.

The latest job cuts come amid a major business shift by Renrenche after it unveiled a partnership scheme earlier this year.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:33PM
Online used car dealer the latest to cut staff amid China’s tech lay-offs
Is short-video start-up Kuaishou too ‘Zen’ for China’s internet culture?

A pioneer in China’s short-video app feels the heat of competition even as tech workers increasingly bristle at a long-hours work culture

A pioneer in China’s short-video app feels the heat of competition even as tech workers increasingly bristle at a long-hours work culture

20 Jun 2019 - 7:12AM
Is short-video start-up Kuaishou too ‘Zen’ for China’s internet culture?
Chinese-style, state-led innovation does work – just ask Silicon Valley

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:09AM
Chinese-style, state-led innovation does work – just ask Silicon Valley