The China Startup Pulse

"Made in China" to "Made by China", with Jacob Rothman, Founding Partner of Platform88

Episode Summary

Disruptors within the manufacturing space are forcing a change to the old adage 'Made in China'. This week’s guest, Jacob Rothman, Founding Partner of Platform88, tells us exactly how technology has caused manufacturing in China to pivot. Platform88, a manufacturing network that brings ideas to life, is at the forefront of this movement.

Episode Notes

Disruptors within the manufacturing space are forcing a change to the old adage 'Made in China'. This week’s guest, Jacob Rothman, Founding Partner of Platform88, tells us exactly how technology has caused manufacturing in China to pivot. Platform88, a manufacturing network that brings ideas to life, is at the forefront of this movement.

From his young dreams of becoming a Rabbi, to experiencing a previous exit, to owning his own factory in China that directly supplies companies like Walmart and Canadian Tire, Jacob discusses the manufacturing obstacles that start-ups often face, the evolution of manufacturing, and how factories are more willing to accept MOQs (Minimal Order Quantities) and manufacture on demand, with good quality, rather than mass produce at low quality.

Thank you 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 finally our listeners –Thank You!