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NEXT CHINA: A conversation with Anna Fang about investment in Chinese startups

We spoke with Anna Fang, CEO of Zhen Fund, on Jan. 17 in New York City as part of the SupChina NEXT CHINA Conference. She answered questions about the future of tech and entrepreneurship in China, what her company looks for in terms of investing in startups, and the trend of Chinese startups expanding quickly overseas.

Special thanks to reporter Sophia Yan, who conducted all of our NEXT CHINA interviews.

Click here to purchase a video recording of the NEXT CHINA conference.

Jia Guo

Jia Guo is from the coastal city of Qingdao. She has an M.A. in multimedia journalism from NYU and has worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.

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  1. Pierre duPont Reply

    Good comments by and interview of Anna – thank you SupChina. I want to emphasize her comments about the importance of team – while team is important everywhere (see my article about the importance of team for avoiding failure of a startup, posted on LinkedIn a few days ago — in Chinese and English), it is even more important in China given the need for government and party connections to manage the opaque regulatory and informal (but essentially once a company gets bigger) ‘growth-approval’ system. In fact, that system is one of several primary reasons I recommend against any foreigners investing into Mainland China today – something that I did a fair bit of 10 years ago but would not do today.

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