Interview with John Wu

Featuring John Wu

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.

Published on
18 April, 2016
Topic
China, Technology, Career
Duration
43 minutes
Asset class
Equities
Rating
33

Comments

  • JW

    John W.

    26 5 2016 01:19

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    @ALEX start a small business in China is easy now

  • EK

    Emil K.

    26 4 2016 21:43

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    Bullish on Chinese people, bearish on Chinese government. A conundrum for me on how to invest.

  • HL

    Heinrich L.

    25 4 2016 14:54

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    Nice story :) China is the future and the sooner we learn this the better for us all.

  • DH

    Dale H.

    22 4 2016 22:28

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    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 4 2016 06:22

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    Does the Chinese government make it easy for foreigners to start a small business in China?

  • SP

    Steve P.

    20 4 2016 05:49

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    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 4 2016 19:09

    8       0

    How could anyone give this fascinating interview a thumbs down?

  • KE

    Kenan E.

    19 4 2016 18:48

    1       2

    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 4 2016 03:56

    4       6

    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 4 2016 00:26

    7       0

    Fascinating

  • RA

    Robert A.

    18 4 2016 23:16

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    Inspirational! Any way to buy into what is ahead for him? This is the guide we are looking for.

  • lp

    larry p.

    18 4 2016 22:29

    2       1

    who was John talking to off camera?

  • DL

    Derek L.

    18 4 2016 22:19

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    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 4 2016 16:48

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    WOW!

  • RA

    Ricardo A.

    18 4 2016 16:24

    8       29

    Good stuff .. but far too long talking about his personal story

  • JS

    Jon S.

    18 4 2016 16:20

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    Delightful.

  • TJ

    Terry J.

    18 4 2016 16:04

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    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.