Pinduoduo, Etsy, and OTC: How Specialty Ecommerce Can Thrive Against the Giants. (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 97)

This week’s podcast is about assessing specialty ecommerce companies (i.e,. the anteaters) vs. the ecommerce giants (i.e,. the lions). Which will survive? Which will thrive? You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is the link to the Q&A on Sept 7: Live Chat with Prof Jeff on Asia Tech Strategy Here […]

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Etsy and How to Predict the Winners in Specialty Ecommerce (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

Given the political shake-up in China tech, I’ve been shifting my focus to smaller companies that: Are not of a size that puts them on the radar for anti-trust regulation. Will benefit from government constraints on the giants. So I’ve recently written about NetEase, the #2 player in gaming in China. Is NetEase a Buying […]

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Dingdong vs. Oriental Trading: How to Spot the Specialty Ecommerce Winners (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Softbank-backed Dingdong and Tencent-backed Missfresh have both gone public, to minimal investor enthusiasm. Both companies were launched: To solve the difficulties of selling perishable and difficult to transport groceries online. To tackle some of the pain points for both Chinese families and farmers. To capture a massive opportunity. And to get to operating profitability. They […]