General Tips To Follow

  1. When you network with investors and partners, Wechat is your business card

  2. The major cities are startup hubs: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Chengdu

  3. Zhong Guan Cun (中关村) is Silicon Valley, Innovation Works (创新工场) is Y Combinator

  4. China is big on cloning ideas. Today’s Chinese Internet giants can nearly be traced back to an origin where the founders “borrowed” from their foreign counterparts; however, they all need to be adjusted to Chinese users and grow to something new

  5. If you want to do business in China, make sure you have a local business partner in China or have good relationship with the government

  6. Baidu is Google, Wechat is Facebook, Youku is Youtube. Quora still works in China :), but also has a clone in China: Zhihu知乎

  7. Angellist has a China version: China Startups

  8. TechCrunch has a China version: TechCrunch中国