2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Real Wild West Is East: China’s Big 3 Markets

Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

China is no longer simply a place for low cost manufacturing. Chinese VC investment and a new generation of Chinese intellectual capital, enables true hybrid US-Chinese startups. Investments in US startups have recently skyrocketed, with the total Chinese investment surging from $1B in 2012 to over $4.3B in 2015. Startups which expect to compete globally must develop a China strategy.

This session will explore what it takes for startups to build a team in China, and how to access the Chinese investor, manufacturing and customer markets. Hear speakers from the US and China, with experience in building hybrid US-Chinese startups, doing business as a startup in China, and VC investment.

Hashtags: #sxsw #ChinaBig3


Ed Hemphill at SXSW

Ed Hemphill


WigWag LLC

Ed Hemphil is the Co-founder and CEO of WigWag, Inc. WigWag bridges routing and home automation, transforming the physical world into a programmable platform, making connected devices more efficien...

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Harry Wang at SXSW

Harry Wang

Founder/Managing Partner

Linear Venture LP

Huai (Harry) Wang is a founding and managing partner of Linear Venture L.P. (Linear), a fund specialized in early stage technology investments related to China and the greater Asia area. Huai has l...

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Jonathan Qiu at SXSW

Jonathan Qiu

Managing Dir

Decent Capital

As Managing Director, Jonathan is in charge of all Technology, Media and Telecommunications-related investments at Decent Capital, one of the largest Angel-phase investment companies in China. Befo...

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Veronica Wu at SXSW

Veronica Wu


CSC Venture Capital

Ms. Veronica Wu is the Co-President of China Science and Merchants Capital Management Group (CSC) overseeing the group’s international business development and operations. Ms. Wu joined the group i...

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