China embraces use of proptech to improve office design and efficiency

China has been the recipient for about a third of global investment into property technology, or ‘proptech’, since 2013

15 May 2019 - 3:44PM
These are the savviest investors in Chinese unicorns

Report lists 202 Chinese unicorns as of first quarter, with Sequoia China investing in more than 50.

Report lists 202 Chinese unicorns as of first quarter, with Sequoia China investing in more than 50.

14 May 2019 - 6:31PM
These are the savviest investors in Chinese unicorns
Chinese AI unicorn Megvii raises US$750 million ahead of planned IPO

Backers of the D round included Bank of China Group Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Macquarie Group and ICBC Asset Management

Backers of the D round included Bank of China Group Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Macquarie Group and ICBC Asset Management

10 May 2019 - 2:44PM
Chinese AI unicorn Megvii raises US$750 million ahead of planned IPO
China’s rust belt is starting to shine, but the south still leads the way

The services industry in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang combined is less than a third of the size of Guangdong’s.

The services industry in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang combined is less than a third of the size of Guangdong’s.

10 May 2019 - 4:45PM
China’s rust belt is starting to shine, but the south still leads the way
Sequoia China to cut up to 20 pc of investment staff as tech slows

Sequoia China will cut its venture investment team from about 70 people, according to sources

Sequoia China will cut its venture investment team from about 70 people, according to sources

6 May 2019 - 11:17PM
Sequoia China to cut up to 20 pc of investment staff as tech slows
SoftBank eyes IPO for its US$100 billion Vision Fund

If pursued, an IPO would give investors in the fund a way to cash out part or all of their stakes.

6 May 2019 - 3:17PM
This Chinese AR start-up is changing the future of policing

Beijing-based augmented reality firm Xloong has developed smart glasses and helmets used by the Chinese police and military.

Beijing-based augmented reality firm Xloong has developed smart glasses and helmets used by the Chinese police and military.

6 May 2019 - 6:30AM
This Chinese AR start-up is changing the future of policing
iPhone co-creator on plant-based burgers, batteries and China

Tony Fadell oversaw the design of the iPod and iPhone. Now he is looking to invest in Asia.

Tony Fadell oversaw the design of the iPod and iPhone. Now he is looking to invest in Asia.

29 Apr 2019 - 2:37PM
iPhone co-creator on plant-based burgers, batteries and China
Why private equity favours China’s chip makers over online retailers

The number of private equity funds targeting China’s e-commerce and internet businesses has fallen dramatically, according to a Bain & Co survey

The number of private equity funds targeting China’s e-commerce and internet businesses has fallen dramatically, according to a Bain & Co survey

25 Apr 2019 - 8:01PM
Why private equity favours China’s chip makers over online retailers
Why Tencent has invested in an app for dancing grannies

Social media giant Tencent eyes the silver generation with investment in Tangdou, a social app for dancing senior citizens.

Social media giant Tencent eyes the silver generation with investment in Tangdou, a social app for dancing senior citizens.

24 Apr 2019 - 2:05PM
Why Tencent has invested in an app for dancing grannies
Pinterest, Zoom surge on US market debuts

Performance bodes well for the US technology IPOs as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies prepares for its highly anticipated debut

Performance bodes well for the US technology IPOs as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies prepares for its highly anticipated debut

19 Apr 2019 - 9:27AM
Pinterest, Zoom surge on US market debuts
Quantity or quality? China’s work culture comes under scrutiny

With internet growth slowing, venture capital funding harder to find, and lay-offs happening, will Chinese tech workers follow Silicon Valley with a shorter work week?

With internet growth slowing, venture capital funding harder to find, and lay-offs happening, will Chinese tech workers follow Silicon Valley with a shorter work week?

13 Apr 2019 - 6:41AM
Quantity or quality? China’s work culture comes under scrutiny
China tech money favoured Europe amid US tensions in first quarter

Chinese technology companies are increasingly turning their eyes to Europe for investment and deals as US regulators are seen as a “major hurdle”, according to GP Bullhound, a technology advisory and investment firm.

Chinese technology companies are increasingly turning their eyes to Europe for investment and deals as US regulators are seen as a “major hurdle”, according to GP Bullhound, a technology advisory and investment firm.

12 Apr 2019 - 10:15PM
China tech money favoured Europe amid US tensions in first quarter
Rise and fall of China’s Twitch a cautionary tale for investors

After Panda TV’s fall, game streaming in China is now dominated by internet giant Tencent, which also controls many other aspects of the country’s video games industry.

After Panda TV’s fall, game streaming in China is now dominated by internet giant Tencent, which also controls many other aspects of the country’s video games industry.

9 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM
Rise and fall of China’s Twitch a cautionary tale for investors
US chip makers borrow page from China’s playbook, ask government for funding

Semiconductor trade group urges US government to invest between US$1.5 billion and US$5 billion annually to ‘advance new materials, designs and architectures’.

Semiconductor trade group urges US government to invest between US$1.5 billion and US$5 billion annually to ‘advance new materials, designs and architectures’.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:23AM
US chip makers borrow page from China’s playbook, ask government for funding
Sequoia’s Neil Shen is king of China’s venture capital investors

Shen’s Sequoia, which has previously invested in e-commerce giants Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com, has invested in about 50 unicorn start-ups.

Shen’s Sequoia, which has previously invested in e-commerce giants Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com, has invested in about 50 unicorn start-ups.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:45PM
Sequoia’s Neil Shen is king of China’s venture capital investors
Bitmain gives up on public listing plan amid lay-offs, leadership reshuffle

The world’s biggest producer of bitcoin mining rigs has struggled through mass lay-offs and a leadership reshuffle amid a prolonged bear market in cryptocurrencies.

The world’s biggest producer of bitcoin mining rigs has struggled through mass lay-offs and a leadership reshuffle amid a prolonged bear market in cryptocurrencies.

26 Mar 2019 - 2:39PM
Bitmain gives up on public listing plan amid lay-offs, leadership reshuffle
Venture capitalists land key role in deciding China’s tech board IPOs

Candidates for the consultative panel include Neil Shen Nanpeng, founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. CEOs Zhang Lei of Hillhouse Capital and Bao Fan of China Renaissance also are on the list.

Candidates for the consultative panel include Neil Shen Nanpeng, founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. CEOs Zhang Lei of Hillhouse Capital and Bao Fan of China Renaissance also are on the list.

22 Mar 2019 - 12:17AM
Venture capitalists land key role in deciding China’s tech board IPOs
No sleep, no sex, no life: plight of tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley

Life in China’s tech industry is not easy, with young employees and entrepreneurs battling burnout while also worrying about career ceilings and lay-offs.

Life in China’s tech industry is not easy, with young employees and entrepreneurs battling burnout while also worrying about career ceilings and lay-offs.

5 Apr 2019 - 3:33PM
No sleep, no sex, no life: plight of tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley
Chinese AI start-up Megvii said to mull US$800 million IPO

The IPO could serve as a test for how well China's AI boom will be received by the world's capital markets, with several Chinese AI start-ups eyeing up possible listings

The IPO could serve as a test for how well China's AI boom will be received by the world's capital markets, with several Chinese AI start-ups eyeing up possible listings

20 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM
Chinese AI start-up Megvii said to mull US$800 million IPO