Uber Proves Going Local and
Joining with Baidu in China Works
|Uber China's manger Candice Lo with Lawrence Morgan of Nest.vc|
Not too many U.S. tech companies have been successful in China, but Uber could be setting some new standards, and in a highly competitive marketplace driven by China's tech titans.
China has become a priority market for the car-hailing app startup, which has expanded quickly to 56 countries and more than 300 markets since its start in San Francisco six years ago.
"China has far exceeded our wildest dreams," Uber's China expansion manager Candice Lo noted at the recent Silicon Dragon forum in Hong Kong. "It's a highly competitive market, but a huge opportunity."
See Silicon Dragon video spotlight:
Uber at Silicon Dragon.
Quixey Goes After Mobile Search Market In China And India
|Silicon Dragon HK 2015: Guru Gowrappan of Quixey gears up Quixey in Asia's fast growth markets.|
Quixey COO Guru Gowrappan is in the spotlight at Silicon Dragon's annual event at Cyberport in Hong Kong as he chats with KPMG's Anson Bailey about how the mobile search startup is scaling up in Asia, with a boost from its investor Alibaba.
See Silicon Dragon's Forbes post on Quixey strategy.
Debate over whether Hong Kong startups have the juice to break through on the global stage dominated talk during the dealmaker panel at Silicon Dragon HK 2015.
Silicon Dragon Dealmakers Debate Hong Kong's Oomph.
That same week, Hong Kong startups got a boost from a new $6 million seed investment fund from the government-backed Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks.
Read Forbes post: New Science Park Fund for Startups.
Out-Takes From Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2015
Check out the action at Silicon Dragon's annual event at Cyberport here. Click on videos of each session and see who's who in photos, here.
|William Bao Bean with DK Kim.|
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