The China Startup Pulse

The Challenges of Chinese Companies Going Global, with Omid Scheybani, Former Global Head of Partnerships and Business Development at ofo

Episode Summary

Many opportunities and challenges are found in the startup world under the impact of globalization. Today, we have invited Omid Scheybani, former Global Head of Partnerships and Business Development at ofo to share the challenges of Chinese business going international from the perspective of management, product and brand, and also opportunities for overseas talents working in China. Ofo is a leading bike sharing company in China, which was valued at up to $2 billion and had over 62.7 million MAU (monthly active users) in 2017.

Episode Notes

Many opportunities and challenges are found in the startup world under the impact of globalization. Today, we have invited Omid Scheybani, former Global Head of Partnerships and Business Development at ofo to share the challenges of Chinese business going international from the perspective of management, product and brand, and also opportunities for overseas talents working in China.

Ofo is a leading bike sharing company in China, which was valued at up to $2 billion and had over 62.7 million MAU (monthly active users) in 2017.

Show Notes:
0:00 Welcome Back and Introduction
1:50 Introducing Omid Scheybani
2:50 How Omid came to China and why he stayed
4:45 Chinese perceptions on Global Markets
8:15 Chinese Technology Going Global and shift in Chinese exports
12:27 Diversity in Chinese Business and need for International Talent
14:57 Omid’s Advice on working for Chinese companies
17:55 Challenges in Internationalization for Chinese Businesses
19:25 Adapting to Chinese Business Norms and Treatment of International Talent
20:25 Perspectives of Chinese products in International Markets
26:34 Lightning Round Questions
29:19 Spread of Chinese Products to Foreign Markets
33:31 Omid’s Contact Information
Omid's website: omidscheybani.com

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Many thanks to our host Oscar Ramos, Ryan Shuken, and guest Omid Scheybani, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com