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YC China + Qi Lu

by Sam Altman8/14/2018

Edit: Read this update onYC China.I am delighted to announce that Qi Lu is joining YC to launch and run YCChina. I have been trying to recruit Qi for many years—he is one of the mostimpressive technologists I know.Our mission at YC is to enable more innovation than any other company in theworld, and to ensure that the benefits of that are fairly spread throughouthumanity.

Announcing Startup School Beijing

by Eric Migicovsky4/26/2018

Y Combinator is heading to China for the first time with a live Startup Schoolconference on May 19, 2018 at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Applications areopen today .The conference will feature sessions with startup founders from the U.S. andChina, as well as YC partners.

The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China's Content King

by Anu Hariharan10/12/2017

Special contributions from Luke Pryor and BradLightcap .Disclosure: I’m a personal investor in Toutiao.

On Growing: 7 Lessons from the Story of WeChat

by Anu Hariharan4/12/2017

Founders are increasingly pointing to Asia when asked for an example of aproduct they aspire to create, and WeChat is very often that aspirationalproduct. My friend and former colleague Connie Chan described WeChat as “the one app torule them all ”. Itdominates the Chinese mobile market with 889 million monthly active users1.