Hutong (Ad)Ventures #6: Gang Lu - Founder and CEO @Technode
Dr. Gang Lu is the founder and CEO of Technode, one of China’s premier tech media companies and also the official partner of TechCrunch in China, covering the latest news on start-ups, venture capital and industry trends in China and Asia. With strong academic background in wireless communications, Gang is very passionate about the Open Web concept and plays very active role in building efficient channels among Asian local markets as well as between Asia web and global industry. Gang obtained an MSc and PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, U.K. Key points covered: Gang’s background and how did Technode start Current business model: why work with corporates? What are the concerns behind setting up a fund? Monetising or not: difference between China and Western countries. What are the important metrics for a media company like Technode? Why does Technode focus on other metrics too? What difficulties have Technode encountered? In retrospect, what are the different sides to taking investor money? Tips for foreign companies entering China market Items mentioned: Favourite book: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson Twitter: (at)hutongv, (at)haymarkethq Hutong (Ad)Ventures is a podcast on how to succeed in China featuring top venture capital investors, founders and operators with real China experiences. Hutong (Ad)Ventures is part of Haymarket HQ. Hosted by Jemma Xu.