Tagged: china

DCM Ventures Leads $10 Million Investment in Chinese Crowdfunding Platform Duocaitou

DCM Ventures, a global VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley, China and Japan, has taken a stake in Chinese crowdfunding platform Duocaitou, according to a report in ChinaMoneyNetwork. DCM led the $10 million Series A round in the platform that focuses on real estate… Read More

dLocal Adds WeChat Pay, AliPay & Union Pay To Portfolio of Emerging Market Payments

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Monday it has integrated WeChat Pay, AliPay, and UnionPay to its payment platform. According to dLocal, the three providers have collectively captured over 70 percent of the Chinese market, which notably translated into 2.9… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Retailer Suning Launches Private Internet Bank Jiangsu Suning Bank Co., Ltd., a private online bank backed by Suning Commerce Group Co., Ltd., officially launched last Friday. Like many of its peers, Suning Bank aims to create an online-to-offline bank driven by technology and taking… Read More

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai Hosts First Batch Graduation & Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai (MASH), which was launched in January 2017, hosted its first batch’s graduation and demo day on Thursday. The event showcased a total of 14 startups that participated in the program. According to the program,10 out of the 14 startups have received new… Read More

Alibaba Must Acquire Starbucks, WeWork, Airbnb, Uber, Tesla & PayPal

During July 2016, I was part of a delegation of US Fintech executives visiting our counterparts in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China. We toured and visited some of the most exciting Fintech platforms in China such as LuFax, CreditEase, Tencent (the creator of WeChat),… Read More

InvestaCrowd Updates on Real Estate Crowdfunding in Asia

About a year ago, Crowdfund Insider connected with Julian Kwan, CEO and co-founder of Investacrowd, a real estate crowdfunding platform that was established in Singapore. Kwan was born in Australia but has spent the last 17 years in Asia – most recently Singapore. Having founded… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Issues a Five-Year plan on Fintech Facing the challenges from the online finance industry, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and four other departments including the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) and Standardization Administration… Read More

OurCrowd and China Based P3 Innovation Partner to Fund Early Stage Deals

Leading global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has recently formed a new partnership with P3 Innovation, part of Pico Far East Holdings Limited.  Founded in 2016, P3 Innovation is a strategic platform founded by the Pico Group that is located in Pico Creative Centre in Shanghai’s Jiading… Read More

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) The biggest get bigger; 3) Fintechs must use gamification to improve customer engagement. Since 2001, Mary Meeker, a Partner at venture capital… Read More

Here is the Presentation that Explains How Ant Financial, Part of Alibaba, Will Dominate Finance

Alibaba has been a trailblazer in many ways. One area that Alibaba wants to dominate is finance for both consumers and SMEs and they are well on their way.  Ant Financial, their financial services subsidiary, is executing on this vision and last week Eric Jing,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum (2017) convened in Beijing On June 3, 2017 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum, which was hosted by Tsinghua University, and organized jointly by the Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance (PBCSF) and Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR),… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Looks to Boost Fintech Relationships with China

Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), visited the Office of Financial Development Service, the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality (OFDS) last week to “keep abreast of the applications and latest developments of fintech in Shenzhen.” The meeting was also an… Read More

Chinese Fintech CreditEase to Expand to Singapore

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lender and wealth management platform, has announced its plans to open a new office in the Asia Square Tower in Singapore. The CEO of CreditEase, Ning Tang, said at the opening ceremony: “After 11 years of development, CreditEase… Read More

Senior Chinese Official Says Bitcoin and Ethereum are of National Interest

Yao Qian, the Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department at the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, recently authored an extensive report on digital currencies. In the report, Yao Qian highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages of digital currencies, focusing much… Read More

KPMG: Ranking of 50 Top Fintech Companies in China for 2017 Kicks Off

Last week, KPMG held a press conference in Beijing to announce the selection and ranking of the top 50 Fintech companies in China for 2017. China is the largest Fintech market in the world led by conglomerates like Alibabay (Alipay, Ant Financial etc.), Tencent and… Read More

Bitcoin Exchanges in China Resume Withdrawals After Months-long Freeze

Last week, it was reported that the 3 largest bitcoin exchanges in China finally ended a four-month freeze on withdrawals. BTC China, OKCoin, and Huobi all began prohibiting withdrawals from their exchanges almost four months ago amidst growing scrutiny from the Chinese government. In February,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Quit Crowdfunding Market Search engine giant Baidu Inc. is to quit crowdfunding market and pay more attention on artificial intelligence”]. Users will not see the “Baidu Crowdfunding” channel when they log in their Baidu Finance account, but will still be… Read More

MoU Signed: Aescuvest Partners with Touwho for Medtech & Biotech Growth

Frankfurt-based company aescuvest, an equity crowdfunding platform specializing in the innovative healthcare market and targeting new areas for growth outside Germany has penned a  deal with new Chinese partner Shenzhen-based Touwho Network & Fund, a medtech and biotech crowdfunding platform, and the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg. “Startups and entrepreneurs… Read More

Brief: China Minsheng Investment Group Leads P2P Lender Tuandaiwang’s $262M Pre-IPO Round

China Minsheng Investment Group, one of the China’s largest private investment groups and helmed by Dong Wenbiao, has led a RMB1.8 billion ($262 million) pre-IPO investment round in Chinese P2P lender Tuandaiwang, according to multiple news sources. Beijing Yisheng Innovation Technology and Beihai Hongtai Investment also invested in this… Read More