The Shape of Digital Things to Come: Industries and State-Funded Priorities Drive China’s Tech Landscape

Why now? China’s will be the world’s largest economy within the next decade. And its entrepreneurial marketplace has evolved and grown considerably over the past decade, now boasting nearly as many unicorns as the U.S. market. Entrepreneurs need to take stock of these big shifts and realize global startups can no longer ignore China and need to plan now.

In our three white papers, Hone Capital probes the strengths of the digital economy and unique market characteristics of China, making the case that it is increasingly imperative for startups to develop a holistic China perspective early on, rather than wait. On and off talk of a trade conflict with the US seems to be waning as the White House and China prepare for talks to explore trade deal (as of early November 2018) — with such an agreement robust US-China joint business activity could return.

In select cases, early engagement may help to accelerate startups’ initial growth and traction.

In our newly posted second white paper, The Shape of Digital Things to Come: Industries and State-Funded Priorities Drive China’s Tech Landscape, Hone Capital delves deeper into the strengths of China’s digital marketplace made in our first white paper and probes how entrepreneurs can get started in a highly competitive landscape to access capital and ride the next wave of opportunities in the world’s largest digital marketplace.

China will be the Largest Economy in the World in the Next Decade

Our third white paper will examine how startups can ready themselves to ride the next wave of opportunities in the world’s largest digital marketplace when it comes to product strategy, talent, partnership, and other resources — brought to life by real-world case studies.

We hope you sign up for all three installments of the series and join the conversation about culture and economics that will surely last a business lifetime or two. White paper number three will be posted in the coming weeks.