China, with its 1.3B population and thriving startup ecosystem, is both an attractive and difficult market to enter. Foreign companies encounter challenges in setting up shop in China, largely due to language differences, the restrictions of Chinese internet, and fierce competition from local businesses and startups.
But while it is difficult for foreign companies to penetrate, China has produced some of the biggest and most valued startups globally. The huge market, coupled by government regulations supporting startups and investors, Chinese startups are gaining increasing interest from global investors.
Join Grace Yun Xia, senior director for Corporate Strategy and Investment of Tencent, as she talks about the technologies and business models used in China at Echelon Thailand 2017. Get insight on systems and processes and learn how to employ these into your business from China’s most valuable company.
Echelon Thailand 2017 is a tech conference (May 15-16, Bangkok) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals.
New in 2017 is Echelon Thailand’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page). What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.
Grace Yun Xia is a Senior Director at Tencent. She is responsible for driving company’s Asia market strategic investment and partnership. Grace’s prior work experience spans corporate venture and internet startups in the functions of investment, product, BD over 10 years in Silicon Valley, China and Asia.
Grace is a technology enthusiastic and her mission is to bring exceptional startups to Tencent’s product eco-system in Asia through investment, JV and partnership.