More than WeChat – Platform Trends in Asia


Two trends – mobile only and consolidation – define the next decade.  The world’s growth markets are mobile first and mobile only.  This leaves North American and Western European startups, run by digital as opposed to mobile natives, at a distinct disadvantage.  At the same time the big are getting bigger while the small find it hard to survive.

Speaker on this track

William Bao Bean

William is a Partner at SOSV, a US$250m venture capital fund known as "the Accelerator VC” with a >30% net realized IRR, where he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, SOSV’s global Internet accelerator and the first accelerator in Asia and Managing Director of MOX, the mobile only accelerator platform with 135m users in SE Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco. William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment in Asia and China technology, media and telecom.

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