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Supersizing the start-up

Today Online

Venture capitalist James Tan believes local tech enterprises need to think big to thrive.

“It will take more than money to produce the next Google or Facebook, argued Mr Tan. Unwilling to break out of their comfort zone in Singapore, many start-ups fail to think big and move into large markets, such as China or the United States.

Mr Tan should know what he’s talking about… The firm has since expanded – organically and through acquisitions – to almost 4,000 staff across 150 cities.”

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求索创投管理合伙人陈中:为新加坡创业团队拓展中国铺路

中国日报

新加坡求索创投管理合伙人陈中不久前接受新华社记者专访时说,作为一名较早便在中国学习和工作的新加坡人,他愿继续为新加坡创业团队进军中国市场贡献自己的力量。

新加坡创业行动社群创立于2003年,在政府支持下,以“创业者帮助创业者”为主旨,旨在栽培刚起步的创业团队,力促创新思想、新创企业能转变为更多财富。2012年,这一公私合作的平台迈出了海外拓展第一步,在北京建立首个海外分会,以“新加坡人帮助新加坡人”为理念,为新加坡众多初创公司尽快熟悉中国商务环境、获取中国市场商机提供必要支持。

作为新加坡创业行动社群的海外小组委员会兼北京分会主席,陈中说,去年一年包括新加坡政府组团以及零散的一些到访团队,已有14个团队通过北京分会的平台对中国市场进行考察,其中4个团队已在中国成功注册并开始运营,涉及行业包括医疗科技、新能源以及互联网等新兴产业。

陈中说,通过在中国的考察,新加坡这些初创企业对中国市场的认知改变很大,他们认为中国已不再是一个成本很低的国家,因此并不简简单单仅将中国作为制造业代工厂,生产完产品即销售到海外。相反,这些初创企业将研发团队和销售团队都设立在中国,因为不管是人力成本还是其他成本的提高,都显示着中国市场的消费潜力同样巨大。

陈中祖籍中国福建,父辈早在孩童时代就已移居新加坡,他本身则是一个土生土长的新加坡人。他因参与新加坡政府组织的留学计划与中国结缘,毕业于清华大学经管学院与麻省理工斯隆管理学院合作开办的国际MBA。毕业后,他就与清华一批校友开始了创业之路,成为窝窝团的联合创办人之一。

回想当时的创业之路,陈中感慨万分。当时他们从中关村一间小公寓里白手起家,招揽人才有困难、经营有困难、现金流方面也有困难,总之可以想到的困难他们都遇到了。而当时的窝窝团恰逢国内团购网站如雨后春笋般涌现的阶段,激烈的竞争反而实现了市场认证,他们也在竞争中存活了下来。

而现在,他认为中国的创业环境已得到明显提升。他说,目前中关村创业的氛围、创业的扶持机构,包括企业孵化器在内的机构都已非常成熟,尤其北京和上海能得到更多政策支持。

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求索创投管理合伙人陈中:为新加坡创业团队拓展中国铺路

新华网

新加坡求索创投管理合伙人陈中不久前接受新华社记者专访时说,作为一名较早便在中国学习和工作的新加坡人,他愿继续为新加坡创业团队进军中国市场贡献自己的力量。

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Carousell and SPH Magazines partner to launch SheShops Marketplace

Techie Lobang

Carousell has announced it is partnering with SPH Magazines to launch SheShops Marketplace. With the launch, readers will be able to shop for over 20,000 brand new or pre-loved items.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurial Policy, Asia Perspective

UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Due to growth needs, pains, and challenges, China policy is fueling entrepreneurship at a massive scale and with intense competition. According to James Tan, GEL speaker and Managing Partner of QuestVC, Beijing is…

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These 5 Baidu Hackathon Finalists Make Your Life Greener and Simpler

Tech In Asia

The Singapore event had nine teams competing for the prizes, supported by local partners such as InfoQ, SegmentFault, QuestVC, and World Wildlife Federation (WWF).

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Encouraging entrepreneurship

The Business Times

QuestVC’s Managing Partner, James Tan, provided the following quote to The Business Times on encouraging entrepreneurship in Singapore.

“While there have been many new start-ups, our biggest weakness seems to be the inability of the businesses to scale up. Perhaps it is a general lack of global exposure – not perceiving how small the Singapore market is, not appreciating the vast potential of markets beyond our shores and a lack of understanding in how to enter these markets. We need to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to plan their business with scale in mind.

We should also give our youth more prolonged global exposure during student exchanges, study tours and overseas internship stints, and let them network with successful Singaporeans there.”

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48小时创业大赛

法国ESSEC高等商学院中国官网

这些潜在投资者包括QuestVC (求索创投)技术顾问、窝窝团合伙创建人之一潘国章。

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ETPL SDKs and Prizes for Baidu-QuestVC Hackathon

Taihou Exploits

The Baidu Open Cloud Hackathon is organised by the Baidu Developers Club and co-organised by QuestVC and SegmentFault. The event takes places in the key cities of Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Taipei and Singapore.

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Kickstarters: China’s Innovation Incubators

Forbes India

Mentorship forms another cornerstone of the capabilities of China’s incubators. Chinaccelerator incubator has more than 60 mentors, among them James Tan, founder and Managing Director of the leading Chinese venture-capital firm QuestVC.

“Powerful mentors are rare in China,” says Josh Ong, tech-industry watcher for The Next Web site. “Guidance and insight to aid a start-up in overcoming challenges are some of the most important services an incubator can provide. It helps start-ups understand the value they can bring to the ecosystem.” Having world-class mentors onboard also boosts the incubator’s prestige, helping it to build its own products and brand, Ong adds.

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北京,上海!中国加速10×10 创业活动启动

自资本实验室

求索创投合伙伙伴,陈中,在中国加速10×10创业活动演讲。

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国内企业如何抢占移动互联海外市场――国家经济门户

中国经济网

新加坡求索创投合伙人詹姆士·谭认为,东南亚移动互联网市场和中国有很多类似的地方,其中一点是同质化。

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Will Korea’s entrepreneurial engine continue to deliver? Innovation & entrepreneurial policy – Asia perspective

UC Berkeley Blog

Due to growth needs, pains, and challenges, China policy is fueling entrepreneurship at a massive scale and with intense competition.  According to James Tan, GEL speaker and Managing Partner of QuestVC, Beijing’s Zhongguancun area next to Tsinghua, is the…

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求索创投:2013年看好四大领域

才智北京

本期“走近投资人”沙龙邀请到的是求索创投管理合伙人陈中。作为有着丰富投资经验的新加坡VC管理者,陈中直接了当介绍了今年的投资方向、投资流程及成功案例,紧接着各创业团队争相将自己的项目情况、业务模式做了进一步介绍,希望引起风投的兴趣。

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Food Discovery App Burpple Now Available On Android

TechCrunch

Backed by Quest Ventures, Burpple, the social discovery app that seeks to connect food lovers from around the world, just released their Android app in public beta.

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Taking the VC role when raising funds for your startup

Startup Noodle

3 real startups (Frogo, Mashup and Kailoo), currently at a fundraising stage, and 3 real VCs (QuestVC, ZhenFund and Phillip Chow) helps out at SLP workshop.

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圆桌论坛二:下一阶段移动互联网创业趋势

互联网周刊

下午在网络点亮生活高峰论坛上,华视传媒VP朱华慈、新意互动移动互联网营销部总经理王甡、求索创投CEO陈中、31会议网CEO万涛、91无线高级市场总监郭云以及泰山兄弟&泰山天时创始合伙人陈亮一起就“互联网企业怎样转向移动互联网”、“下一阶段移动互联网创业趋势”发表了自己的观点。

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