The China Startup Pulse

Digging Under the Great Firewall, Steve Mushero, Co-Fouder of ChinaNetCloud

Episode Summary

Ever wondered who operates the internet? This week, Tudou’s first foreigner CTO, Steve Mushero, tells us how he uprooted from the Valley, moved to China, and co-founded China’s 1st and leading cloud service, ChinaNet Cloud - essentially running the backend to the World’s largest internet user base!

Episode Notes

Ever wondered who operates the internet? This week, Tudou’s first foreigner CTO, Steve Mushero, tells us how he uprooted from the Valley, moved to China, and co-founded China’s 1st and leading cloud service, ChinaNet Cloud - essentially running the backend to the World’s largest internet user base!

Connecting giants such as Amazon and Alibaba to their online audiences, Steve shares how he makes cross border IT transactions faster, and the importance of adaptability to target the Chinese market. Successfully raising 9 million USD from local investors, Steve discusses the difference between negotiating local and foreign investment, sourcing trustworthy local leadership, and predicts how the QR code phenomenon might expand beyond Chinese borders.

Thanks to our sponsors Chinaccelerator, People-Squared, and our syndication partner Technode. A huge thanks to our Producer Vivian Law and Production Editor David Xu, and of course to you, our listeners – Thank You!