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China Tech Talk

May 26, 2017

John and Matthew talk about Apple's challenges in China, including:
  • A brief history of the iPhone in China
  • A look at some strong competitors and their ability to appeal to Chinese customers
  • Apple's non-existent services ecosystem
  • Tensions between Apple and Tencent (hint: half of Apple's China app store revenue comes...

May 19, 2017

John and Matthew talk with Steve Hoffman, Founder and Captain of Founders Space. Steve has tons of experience in the Valley and has been spending more and more time in China. We talk about a variety of things, including:
  • How does Chinese government policy give Chinese startups an advantage?
  • Why are business people so...

May 12, 2017

This week we switch up the format a bit to do our very first interview!
Continuing our discussion of bike sharing, we invited Florian Bohnert, Head of International Expansion at Mobike, to talk about Mobike, bike sharing, and their plans inside and outside China.
  • How did you come to China/start working at...

May 5, 2017

John and Matthew go deeper on bike sharing and respond to some listener feedback.
Questions they answer:
  • How many bikes are on the streets?
  • How many users do Mobike and ofo have?
  • How much are these two companies worth?
  • How do they generate revenue?
  • What are some potential monetization strategies?
  • How do Mobike and...