Tag Archives: e-commerce

Edith Yeung: Why I Invest in China

Venture Capitalist and tech executive Edith Yeung shares her insights on where China shows the most promise and why it still makes sense to invest in the country even amidst the fraught US-China tech relations. Edith believes that China is at the cutting edge of AI, e-commerce and mobile payments. She sat down for an […]

Matthew Brennan: The SEA Strategies of China’s Two Tech Giants, Alibaba and Tencent

Matthew Brennan

At his recent presentation, Matthew Brennan shared his insights on the strategies of Alibaba and Tencent across the SEA region from e-commerce to gaming, payments, logistics, and cloud services. Who are they partnering with and why. What can we expect from them with future investments? Take a look at the short video learn more: Matthew […]

Matthew Brennan: What is WeChat and Why is it Important?

Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan shared his insights on WeChat Ecommerce at the 2017 Shenzhen Cross Border Summit recently. For everybody doing business in China, WeChat is a must. Matthew, in his content rich presentation, explained why it was so important, with many case studies, data and actionable takeaways.  Matthew Brennan 马修 is a well-known speaker and writer about WeChat. His […]

Porter Erisman Shares Insights on e-Commerce Models in Asia

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman shared valuable insights on e-commerce models in Asia in his Tech in Asia interview. He elaborated on some of the points also in his latest book “Six Billion Shoppers”. Here are some of the inspiring points that he made: “Everywhere I went, whether it was India or Southeast Asia or Africa, I saw a common […]

Porter Erisman on the Future of e-commerce

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman‘s new book Six Billion Shoppers tackles e-commerce in the developing world and provides insights on shortcomings and opportunities for the future. Porter takes his wisdom from his years working at Alibaba and combines it with views from a tour/survey of digital retailers from Asia, Latin America and Africa to come up with a broader perspective […]

Porter Erisman: The inside story behind Alibaba

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman, former VP of Alibaba, shared the inside story behind the rise of Chinese online colossus Alibaba in the recent TFWA Asia Conference in Singapore. The presentation revealed why e-commerce in emerging markets is built on different cultural foundations to the likes of Amazon and eBay. Click the image below to watch the clip […]

Porter Erisman on How the West can learn from China on e-commerce and Fintech

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman talked about how the West can learn from China on e-commerce and Fintech. China, started from scratch, has created truly disruptive e-commerce and mobile payment business ecosystems. Porter says “Because China is really starting from scratch, China is able to leapfrog way ahead. And so finally you’re starting to see the evidence come out […]

Porter Erisman Spoke at TFWA Asia Conference with Great Feedback

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman shared lessons learnt from the Alibaba success story, and insights on the next generations of shoppers at the TFWA Asia Conference. His presentation received great feedback from the organiser, as well as the audience from the travel retail industry. “Porter was a huge success, and very pleasant indeed to work with. Lots of […]

Porter Erisman, The Alibaba Effect

Porter Erisman

The Alibaba Effect: how an Internet company started by a schoolteacher is reshaping e-commerce worldwide. Fifteen years ago, few people would have imagined that an e-commerce company started by a Chinese schoolteacher would rise from an apartment into the world’s largest e-commerce company. But the company that Jack Ma founded in 1999, Alibaba, now handles […]

Andy Xie on China’s “Internet Bubble”

Dr Andy Xie, renowned Chinese economist, thinks that the e-commerce boom in itself is not sustainable.  The current Internet boom, centered around social networking, e-commerce and online gaming, has not produced a significant productivity boost for the economy and likely will not in the future. The boom is mostly about redistributing existing demand from offline […]