170: Bicycle Sharing in China with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
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Eva Xiao from Tech in Asia joined us in a conversation about the exciting phenomenon of bicycle sharing startups happening now in China. Eva provided a comprehensive overview of the bike-sharing space and explained why it has suddenly heated up. We also discussed the major players Mobike & Ofo on their customer acquisition, business models and investors behind them. Last but not least, we discuss the impact of bike sharing startups towards regulation and whether the Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent (BAT) are influencing them in this space. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Eva Xiao, China Reporter in Tech In Asia (@evawxiao LinkedIn, Wechat: evawxiao, Tech in Asia) Re-introduction and we start off with the recording in International Women’s Day at 8 March 2017. [0:40] What have you been up to since we last spoke on? US trip (Baidu, China-watching investors in Silicon Valley) [2:02] Chinese content startups (Pear Video, Bilibili) [3:02] Bicycle Sharing in China…