996 Podcast by GGV Capital
By GGV Capital
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
China has emerged as a global powerhouse in tech. It is now home to some of the world’s most valuable tech companies and most motivated entrepreneurs. How can U.S. companies succeed in China and learn from China? How can Chinese tech companies go global? From Silicon Valley to Beijing, we interview movers and shakers of China's tech industry, as well as tech leaders who have a U.S.-China cross-border perspective. Brought to you by GGV Capital, a leading cross-border VC firm that has been investing in the U.S. and China for the past 18 years, and co-produced by the Sinica Podcast.
||CleanWang Yu of Tantan on Scaling China's Top Dating App||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Wang Yu (王宇), the co-founder and CEO of Tantan (探探), China’s leading dating app. Tantan is social app that help young people in China connect with one another. It has a slide-left...||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimon Zhang of GrowingIO: Learning to Grow, Chinese Style||Join GGV 996’s anniversary party in San Francisco on Friday, March 8! The event will take the form of a Trivia Night on Chinese tech. Come test your knowledge of China's tech industry, compete to win prizes, and enjoy a great night with friends....||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoris Ke on Marketing Across the US and China||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Doris Ke, a marketer and writer who has had an interesting career across the US and China. Doris grew up in China and went to the US for college, where she attended Bard College in New York. She...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrion Zhao of Moka on Being a Sea Turtle Entrepreneur and SaaS in China||This is a cross-over episode between 996 and Founder RealTalk, which is a biweekly podcast hosted by GGV managing partner Glenn Solomon. Glenn and Zara interview Orion Zhao (赵欧伦), the co-founder and CEO...||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChuhai: Why Chinese Entrepreneurs are Targeting Emerging Markets Across the World||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang discuss the trend known as “Chuhai” (出海), or Chinese founders targeting emerging markets outside of China, such as Southeast Asia, India, Latin America, and more. As the mobile Internet market in China...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Yan: From Microsoft China to Clobotics||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview George Yan (严治庆), the founder and CEO of Clobotics, (扩博智能). Founded in 2016, Clobotics is a computer vision startup that seeks to make traditional industries more intelligent. It is...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYan Li and Token Hu of NIU on the Journey to IPO||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Yan Li and Token Hu, the cofounders of NIU, or 牛电科技 (a.k.a 小牛电动车) in Chinese. NIU designs and manufactures smart and high-performance electric scooters. It is currently the...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Fadell on Finding the New New Thing||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung, Jenny Lee, and Zara Zhang interview Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod, co-inventor of the iPhone, founder and former CEO of Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things,” and currently the Principal at...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAshley Peng of Xiaobu: When Chinese Millennials Become Parents||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Ashley Peng (彭琳琳), the founder and CEO of Xiaobu (小步), a mobile platform for young parents in China with kids aged 0-6 years old. By providing high-quality content and tools, Xiaobu helps...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Li of YY: Pioneering Live Streaming in China||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview David Li (李学凌), the founder and CEO of YY, one of the first live streaming platforms in China. YY went public on the NASDAQ in 2012 and is now a multi-billion dollar company. YY also owns Huya,...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Invested in Yellow||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang discuss the firm’s recent investment in Yellow, a leading micro-mobility startup based in Brazil, which recently raised $63 million in Series A led by GGV Capital. Yellow launched Brazil’s first dockless...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToby Sun of Lime on Scooters and the Future of Transportation||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Toby Sun, the co-founder of Lime, a GGV portfolio company that's disrupting last-mile transportation in the US. A few months ago, we had Brad Bao, the other co-founder, on the show, back when the...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJixun Foo of GGV Capital: Behind the Scenes of China’s Venture Deals||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Jixun Foo (符绩勋), who is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital based in China. Jixun joined GGV in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital investing. He focuses on...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrant Horsfield of naked Hub: Creating a Lifestyle Brand in China||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Grant Horsfield (高天成), a South African serial entrepreneur who came to China in 2005 and founded naked Group, which includes the coworking space naked Hub (裸心社) and the luxury resort brand..||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZilin Chen of BingoBox on the Future of New Retail in China||GGV Capital's Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interviewed Zilin Chen, founder and CEO of BingoBox, China's first scalable 24-hour cashier-free convenience store and a GGV portfolio company. BingoBox features a smart counter for a staffless check-out...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnpacking Xiaomi’s IPO||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang have a conversation about Xiaomi’s IPO, which took place in Hong Kong on July 9. Hans is one of the early investors in Xiaomi and a former company board member of the company. Hans recounts the original pitch..||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustin Kan of Twitch and Atrium: From Builder to Entrepreneur||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview serial entrepreneur Justin Kan. In 2007, he co-founded Justin.TV, a website that allowed anyone to broadcast video online. In 2011, Justin.tv spinned off its gaming division as Twitch, which went on...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Yuan of Zoom: From Immigrant to Top CEO||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, the leading video conferencing solution for enterprise. Zoom is used by a third of Fortune 500 companies and 90% of the top 200 universities in the US. Eric was...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJenny Lee of GGV Capital on Being a VC in China||Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Jenny Lee, a managing partner at GGV Capital based in Shanghai. Jenny joined GGV in 2005 and was instrumental in setting up GGV’s presence in China. Forbes recently ranked Jenny as the world’s 16th most powerful...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYasheng Huang of MIT on the Future of U.S.-China Trade Relations||In the first joint live session of GGV Capital’s 996 Podcast and the Sinica Podcast, we interviewed Yasheng Huang, a renowned economist and professor of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. GGV Capital’s Hans Tung..||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYinglian Xie and Fang Yu of DataVisor on Fighting Frauds with Machine Learning||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Yinglian Xie and Fang Yu, the co-founders of DataVisor, a fast-growing startup in Silicon Valley that provides big data security analytics for consumer-facing websites and apps. Its customers include...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBertrand Schmitt on Starting App Annie in China||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Bertrand Schmitt, the CEO and co-founder of App Annie, the leading global provider of app market data. Bertrand started App Annie in Beijing in 2011 and has since then grown it into a truly global...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathan Blecharczyk on Lessons From Airbnb’s China Expansion||On the first live show of the 996 Podcast, GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interviewed Nathan Blecharczyk, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Airbnb, and the chairman of Airbnb China. In front of 150 audience members gathered at...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrad Bao of LimeBike on Tackling America’s Last-Mile Problem||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Brad Bao, the co-founder and chairman of LimeBike, a fast-growing dockless bike-sharing company in the U.S. based in San Mateo, California. Founded in January 2017, LimeBike is currently in more than...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiranda Qu of Xiaohongshu on Powering Ecommerce With Community||Miranda Qu is the co-founder of Xiaohongshu (“Little Red Book” in Chinese), the world’s largest lifestyle platform that integrates community and content with ecommerce. Over 75 million users spend a total of over 100 million yuan per month on...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYi Wang of Liulishuo on Teaching English with AI||Yi Wang is the founder and CEO of Liulishuo (a.k.a. LingoChamp), China’s leading mobile learning platform for spoken English, with over 70 million users. It uses speech recognition technology to enhance the learning experience and provide learners...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLin Bin on How Xiaomi Engineered Its “Surprise Comeback”||Lin Bin, the co-founder, president, and head of mobile for Xiaomi, reveals the secret sauce of one of the most valuable private companies in the world, which is reportedly going public later this year. Xiaomi had an unprecedented “comeback year”...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTao Zhang of Dianping on Merging with Meituan and the ‘Groupon War’||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Tao Zhang, the founder of Dianping, a lifestyle services company that is often known as “the Yelp of China” but is much more than that. In 2015, Dianping merged with the group buying giant...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiu Zhen on Bytedance’s Global Vision and Why Toutiao Is Unique||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Liu Zhen, the senior vice president of Bytedance (Toutiao), one of the fastest-growing Chinese tech startups that has made a lot of headlines. You may know Bytedance through its flagship product,...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKai-Fu Lee’s Journey From Google China to Sinovation Ventures||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Kai-Fu Lee, the founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures (an early-stage VC fund in China) and a renowned computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence. He was the founding president...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Ng on China’s Ambitions in Artificial Intelligence||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Andrew Ng, one of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and deep learning, who was the chief scientist at Baidu from 2014 to 2017. Andrew is also the co-founder of Coursera and the...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Yang of Yahoo: Why I Believed in Alibaba||GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang interview Jerry Yang, the founder and former CEO of Yahoo, who orchestrated arguably the best deal in tech history: In 2005, he arranged for Yahoo to invest $1 billion for a 40 percent stake in fledgling...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Much needed cross-cultural tech discussion
Very insightful discussion that brings a nuanced cross-cultural interpretation of technology trends in china that goes beyond standard frames. A great way to understand and learn about a huge and (possibly future leading) player in our global economy.
Wonderful insights !
Love this podcast - loved hearing the stories and insights that are rare to get from written articles. Thank you Hans and Zara!
Love this amazing podcast series that gives insights on the startup world in China. Looking forward to new episodes!