China VC/Tech News Roundup: Chinese Robot Maker Scores $820M Round, Baidu Unit Secures $1.9B

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of April 30-May 4, 2018, including Chinese robot maker Ubtech scoring a US$820 million around, and Baidu’s financial services arm securing a US$1.9 billion round. Be sure to subscribe to China Money Podcast for free in the iTunes store, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @chinamoneypod, follow us on our LinkedIn page. Please scan the QR code below to follow …

China VC/Tech News Roundup: Baidu’s New AI Fund, Six Mega VC Rounds In One Week

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of April 23-27, 2018, including Baidu’s new AI fund, a number of VC fund closings and six mega VC rounds each worth US$100 million and more. One round was a whopping US$1.9 billion. Be sure to subscribe to China Money Podcast for free in the iTunes store, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @chinamoneypod, follow us on our LinkedIn page. …

China’s $20B News Leader Toutiao Under Siege By Government and Rivals

Watching a stern Mark Zuckerberg testify before the U.S. Congress is a reminder how China’s tech companies, despite differences in economic structure and technological sophistication, follow similar trajectories with their American counterparts. Toutiao, China’s biggest personalized news app with a US$20 billion valuation, is experiencing a similar crisis these days as government and competitors attack its core business model.

Cynthia Zhang: Toutiao Easily Worth More Than Tech Giant Baidu

At first glance, the investment strategy of veteran private equity manager Cynthia Zhang appears risky. As founder of recently launched private equity firm FutureX Capital, Zhang plans to make mid-to-late stage investments in promising Chinese tech stars, whose valuations are perhaps the highest in the world.