The China Startup Pulse

Investing in Interactive Entertainment with Richie Zhu, Partner at Makers Fund

Episode Summary

In the gaming space, China's strength is taking technological innovation and applying it to the market. This is the claim of Richie Zhu, Partner at Makers Fund and lifelong gamer. Makers Fund is a venture capital fund specializing in the interactive entertainment market, which includes gaming, live-streaming, interactive storytelling, virtual content, and more. In this episode, Richie and venture capitalist Oscar Ramos take a comprehensive look at China's interactive entertainment industry, with a focus on the gaming space. They discuss how the US-China trade war is impacting the global gaming industry, what technology has high potential to take off in China, and ways that foreign gaming companies can enter China successfully.

Episode Notes

In the gaming space, China's strength is taking technological innovation and applying it to the market. This is the claim of Richie Zhu, Partner at Makers Fund and lifelong gamer. Makers Fund is a venture capital fund specializing in the interactive entertainment market, which includes gaming, live-streaming, interactive storytelling, virtual content, and more.

In this episode, Richie and venture capitalist Oscar Ramos take a comprehensive look at China's interactive entertainment industry, with a focus on the gaming space. They discuss how the US-China trade war is impacting the global gaming industry, what technology has high potential to take off in China, and ways that foreign gaming companies can enter China successfully.

Show Notes:
[1:24] Introduce Richie Zhu
[3:22] Makers Fund: investment philosophy and team
[6:47] How to evaluate companies for potential investment
[9:00] China innovation inside the gaming Industry
[10:18] Innovative business models in China
[13:24] Technology with high potential in China
[14:37] AI singularity in the Interactive Entertainment Industry
[15:59] How US-China trade war is impacting the global gaming industry
[17:00] Opportunities for foreign gaming companies to enter China
[18:52] Emerging trends in the gaming industry
[22:17] Get in touch with Richie Zhu

Many thanks to our host Oscar Ramos, our guest Richier Zhu, producer Eva Shi, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com

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