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The Tech in Shanghai podcast is all about having casual, open discussions with the leaders of the Shanghai/Chinese startup and technology scene. We speak with founder and CEO's about the tremendous change and innovation happening in China right now, but also get them to share with us the personal challenges encountered operating in this environment, and more importantly, the tips and tricks they use to overcome these challenges and succeed!

The Tech in Shanghai podcast is all about having casual, open discussions with the leaders of the Shanghai/Chinese startup and technology scene. We speak with founder and CEO's about the tremendous change and innovation happening in China right now, but also get them to share with us the personal challenges encountered operating in this environment, and more importantly, the tips and tricks they use to overcome these challenges and succeed!
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The Tech in Shanghai podcast is all about having casual, open discussions with the leaders of the Shanghai/Chinese startup and technology scene. We speak with founder and CEO's about the tremendous change and innovation happening in China right now, but also get them to share with us the personal challenges encountered operating in this environment, and more importantly, the tips and tricks they use to overcome these challenges and succeed!

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Episodes

!!NEW SHOW!! - BITCOIN RAPID-FIRE

8/21/2019
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Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest. Hey hey hey, stack sats everyday:) Podcast destinations: iTunes: https://apple.co/2Hi5y5l Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Zg7h5w Stitcher:...

Duration:00:02:59

EP35: Žiga Drev of OriginTrail

2/22/2018
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In this episode I sit down with Žiga Drev, Co-Founder of origintrail.io, the "First purpose-built protocol for supply chains based on Blockchain.” We discuss the ongoing (at the time) ICO, how their protocol will be used, and the work he and his team have done in the preceding months to prepare for this stage in their development, including graduating from Batch 2 of the bitsxbites.com accelerator program in Shanghai, and being awarded the ‘Walmart Food Safety Innovation Spark Award’ in...

Duration:01:36:08

EP34: Alex Duncan of KAWO 2!

11/21/2017
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Yo! In this episode I welcome back the VERY FIRST guest of the Tech in Shanghai podcast, and CEO of KAWO, Mr. Alex Duncan. A LOT has happened in China over the past three years since I first spoke with Alex, especially in the technology industry. In this show, Alex and I go deep on the positive and negative consequences of China’s rise as a tech superpower, and what it means for the rest of the world and the environment of the planet. We also discuss how things have changed on...

Duration:02:57:09

EP33: 'Bitcoin State of Union' w/ Bobby Lee (Oct 2017)

10/24/2017
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It’s been a wild year in Bitcoin, and we’re not done yet! This year has seen several all time highs, the ICO boom, the culmination of the Bitcoin scaling debate, the initiation of hardforks, regulatory changes in China, and lots of development in the ecosystem. As Bitcoin’s market cap continues to climb, it is attracting evermore attention, market entrants, supporters, detractors and regulatory scrutiny. October has been a (relatively) quiet month for Bitcoin, subsequent to the shut...

Duration:07:16:16

EP32: Rina Joosten-Rabou of Seedlink

9/21/2017
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Rina is the co-founder of Seedlink, a company based in Shanghai that uses AI and machine-learning to assist companies in more effectively managing their HR decisions. By analyzing the speech patters of candidates, and comparing that to a data set of top performs in different positions throught the company they are working with, Seedlink is able to drastically increase the likelihood that companies will make hires that are better equiped to do the job well, and who are also likely to be a...

Duration:02:30:29

EP31: Stone Shi of Bon App!

9/4/2017
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Stone Shi is the founder of the extremely popular social food-discovery app, Bon App! In this interview we discuss the reasons why Stone decided to walk away from a lucrative corporate career, to jump into the highly uncertain world of tech startups. As well as what the journey has been like as a result, both pros and cons. We also discuss the many challenges that consumer app startups face in terms of building a broad user base, a passionate community, and of course, a sustainable...

Duration:01:12:53

EP30: Jay Thornhill of Baopals

8/9/2017
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Jay is one of three co-founders behind the wildly popular ecommerce site, baopals.com If you haven’t heard of Baopals, it’s basically taobao, but with language and function customized for english speakers. Same enormous selection (over 800million products and services!), just way easier to use, especially if your mandarin isn't up to snuff. Baopals is less than two years old but has grown from humble roots in the founders’ apartment to a big office and a full-time staff of 30 people...

Duration:01:25:10

EP29: Brian Tam of Let's Make Great

7/2/2017
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Brian Tam is the founder of Creativity and Innovation Consultancy, Let’s Make Great, as well as the hot new ’startup card game’, Proto. Brian is a 3-time Tedx speaker and is on a mission to drive the next 100 years of innovation in China. He is also a super intelligent, articulate and empathetic dude, who know’s who he is, know’s what he’s good at, and has leveraged that awareness to build the business and life that he wants. In this episode, Brian and I rap pretty broadly on a...

Duration:03:28:01

EP28: Matilda Ho of Bits x Bites

10/17/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast, I speak with Matilda Ho. Matilda is the founder and CEO of sustainable farm-to-table e-commerce grocery platform YiMiShiJi (http://www.yimishiji.com) and the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bits x Bites (http://www.bitsxbites.com), a brand new, Shanghai-based Accelerator program and VC that focuses exclusively on companies that are "shaping the future of ‘good’ food”. Though Matilda is now in full-on entrepreneur mode, she...

Duration:01:05:36

EP 27: Bobby Lee of BTCC (Round 2)

7/29/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast I speak with Bobby Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of BTCC. This is actually the second interview I’ve done with Bobby (I highly recommend listening to the first too!), and I always feel so privileged to have the opportunity to speak with someone who is at the very forefront of something so world-changing. Seriously, it may be hard to see now, as we are still in the early days of Bitcoin, but make no mistake, this technology is REVOLUTIONARY,...

Duration:02:46:32

EP 27: The Bitcoin Revolution w/ Bobby Lee of BTCC

7/29/2016
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Bobby Lee is the co-founder and CEO of BTCC, the world's leading Bitcoin financial platform. This is actually the second interview I’ve done with Bobby (I highly recommend listening to the first too!), and I always feel so privileged to have the opportunity to speak with someone who is at the very forefront of something so world-changing. Seriously, it may be hard to see now, as we are still in the early days of Bitcoin, but make no mistake, this technology is REVOLUTIONARY, and one way...

Duration:01:22:19

EP26: Grant Horsfield of naked

6/29/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast I speak with one of China’s most prolific expat entrepreneurs, and the founder of the ’naked’ brand and group of companies, Mr. Grant Horsfield. For several years Grant and the team at naked have run one of the most popular and environmentally conscious resorts in all of China, which have a strong and loyal following amongst both local and expat clientele. Then last year in 2015 they made plans to expand their operations. I was first...

Duration:02:49:58

EP26: 'naked' - Grant Horsfield

6/29/2016
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Hello ladies and gents, and welcome back to another episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast. Today on the show I am joined by one of China’s most prolific expat entrepreneurs, and the founder of the ’naked’ brand and group of companies, Mr. Grant Horsfield. For several years Grant and the team at naked have run one of the most popular and environmentally conscious resorts in all of China, which have a strong and loyal following amongst both local and expat clientele. Then last year in 2015...

Duration:00:14:11

EP25: Wolf Illing of Saucepan

5/3/2016
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In this episode of the show I speak with Wolf Illing, Co-Founder of local O2O startup, Saucepan. Saucepan is a food delivery company that focuses on providing ready-to-eat, great-tasting, and healthy meals, using the highest quality ingredients. Launched in 2014, Saucepan has slowly but surely begun to refine it’s product and service, to one that is beginning to resonate with an ever-growing contingent of satisfied and loyal customers. The launch of Saucepan also roughly coincides with...

Duration:02:47:39

EP25: Saucepan - Wolf Illing

5/3/2016
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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast. This week on the show I speak with Wolf Illing, one of two co-founders of local O2O startup, Saucepan. Saucepan is a food delivery company that focuses on providing ready-to-eat, great-tasting, and healthy meals, using the highest quality ingredients. Launched in 2014, Saucepan has slowly but surely begun to refine it’s product and service, to one that is beginning to resonate with an ever-growing...

Duration:00:14:00

EP 24: Tom Liu of ChinaScope

4/16/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast, I speak with the co-founder and CEO of ChinaScope, Tom Liu. ChinaScope “applies big data technologies and methodologies to financial applications”. Translation? They use machines to sift through an endless amount of data, so investors can use only the most relevant decision-making insights. As Tom proudly describes, it’s a major step towards levelling the playing field between the ‘old boys’ of the financial world, and the average retail...

Duration:03:26:53

EP 24: ChinaScope - Tom Liu

4/16/2016
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What’s up everyone! Welcome back to another episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast. This week on the show I am joined by the co-founder and CEO of ChinaScope, Tom Liu. ChinaScope “applies big data technologies and methodologies to financial applications”. Translation? They use machines to sift through an endless amount of data, so investors can use only the most relevant decision-making insights. As Tom proudly describes, it’s a major step towards levelling the playing field between the...

Duration:00:17:16

EP23: 500 Rui Ma and Norman Chang of 500 Startups

3/9/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast I speak with Rui ma, partner at 500 Startups in Charge of the Greater China region, and her colleague and investment associate at 500, Norman Chang. Over the past year or so we’ve spoken with a number of great entrepreneurs on the show, but there's been a notable abscence of guests that fall in to the ‘investor’ category. With fundraising often being a crucial component of the startup process, I’ve been wanting to speak with an investor for...

Duration:01:46:19

EP23: 500 Startups - Rui Ma and Norman Chang

3/9/2016
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What’s up people. Welcome back to another episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast. I’m very excited to announce that today on the show we speak with Rui ma, partner at 500 Startups in Charge of the Greater China region, and her colleague and investment associate at 500, Norman Chang. Over the past year or so we’ve spoken with a number of great entrepreneurs on the show, but there's been a notable abscence of guests that fall in to the ‘investor’ category. With fundraising often being a...

Duration:00:52:12

EP22: Erik Walenza-Slabe of Startup Grind

2/28/2016
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In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast I speak with Erik Walenza-Slabe, Director of Startup Grind Shanghai and founder of IoT One, a platform devoted to promoting the adoption of industrial internet solutions. I wanted to have Erik on the show, not only for the interesting work he is doing, and the unique experiences he has compiled during his time in China, but also because as Director of Startup Grind, he is very-much plugged in to the startup community in...

Duration:02:52:33