Interview with John Wu

Published on
April 18th, 2016
43 minutes

Interview with John Wu

The Interview ·
Featuring John Wu

Published on: April 18th, 2016 • Duration: 43 minutes

John Wu, angel investor and Chairman of FengHe Group, discusses his extraordinary journey from urban communist China to the software development floors of Yahoo! and Oracle, eventually joining Jack Ma as the CTO of an early Alibaba. John gives detail on the potential customer market in China, explains the high success rate of Chinese startups, and provides an outlook for external investors interested in China.


  • JW
    John W.
    26 May 2016 @ 01:19
    @ALEX start a small business in China is easy now
  • EK
    Emil K.
    26 April 2016 @ 21:43
    Bullish on Chinese people, bearish on Chinese government. A conundrum for me on how to invest.
  • HL
    Heinrich L.
    25 April 2016 @ 14:54
    Nice story :) China is the future and the sooner we learn this the better for us all.
  • DH
    Dale H.
    22 April 2016 @ 22:28
    More specifics on investment in China wd be great. Fair enough if private tho. I wd v much like to be able to play this VG example to my Asian students in Intl entrepreneurship, studying here. Poss??
  • AG
    Alex G.
    20 April 2016 @ 06:22
    Does the Chinese government make it easy for foreigners to start a small business in China?
  • SP
    Steve P.
    20 April 2016 @ 05:49
    Great success story from someone with disadvantaged 3rd world background. . Tthumbs down to someone who has contributed to your ability to surf the net???? Obviously don't comprehendo chinenglish!!
  • GR
    Gregory R.
    19 April 2016 @ 19:09
    How could anyone give this fascinating interview a thumbs down?
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    19 April 2016 @ 18:48
    Good and interesting interview. But too bad that Grant didn't get some more specific infos from John. But yeah maybe that's related to the Asian way of communication ;-)
  • TM
    Taylor M.
    19 April 2016 @ 03:56
    ha ha.. This is the way chinese communicate. They don't converse directly like westerners. They take the long route to get to the answer.
  • JS
    John S.
    19 April 2016 @ 00:26
  • RA
    Robert A.
    18 April 2016 @ 23:16
    Inspirational! Any way to buy into what is ahead for him? This is the guide we are looking for.
  • lp
    larry p.
    18 April 2016 @ 22:29
    who was John talking to off camera?
  • DL
    Derek L.
    18 April 2016 @ 22:19
    Great American success story. Grant tried several times to get some specific actionable investment advice but John just could not get there. Getting better but China is still very risky.
  • DR
    De R.
    18 April 2016 @ 16:48
  • RA
    Ricardo A.
    18 April 2016 @ 16:24
    Good stuff .. but far too long talking about his personal story
  • JS
    Jon S.
    18 April 2016 @ 16:20
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    18 April 2016 @ 16:04
    Fascinating individual. I really enjoyed hearing John's success story. It just shows if you can dream and are prepared to work hard, your rewards can be unlimited.