033: FINTECH IPOS & THE FUTURE OF CHINA MONEY (ZENNON KAPRON)

Matt and John talk with Zennon Kapron, founder of Kapron Asia, about fintech in China, P2P lending, fintech IPOs, and money in China Links Emma Lee:┬áChinese microlender Qudian under fire after splashy US IPO Timmy Shen:┬áChinese microlender Lexin files for […]

024: THE WATER WE SWIM IN (REFERENCE EPISODE)

The first reference episode for China Tech Talk delves into the broader conditions enabling China speed, including: Economic growth and habituated pace of change Generational differences in user habits Super apps Values that don’t include net neutrality or the open […]

020: ALIPAY VS. WECHAT & WHY SMILE TO PAY MATTERS

Matt and John start with Alipay’s recent “smile to pay” demo and end with a discussion on why WeChat went into payments in the first place. Along the way, they talk about: Alipay and WeChat’s money market funds WeChat’s new […]