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Beyond the legendary success stories of Alibaba and Tencent, China has developed into a vibrant, competitive ecosystem of innovative technology startups. That comes as no surprise, given the country’s fast-rising economy and consumer society, vast pool of world-class talent, and quick adoption of new technologies. CompassList China, our first chapter, was born to provide insights and the context of China’s startup and tech scene to the rest of the world. Through unraveling the local cultural, social, economic and business landscapes, we reveal how China’s startup economy has boomed amid the complexities of a giant nation, home to some 1.4 billion people today.


Bright Ideas
Bright Ideas
Movers and Shakers
Bright Ideas


Not just China’s most popular dating app, Momo has successfully betted on live broadcasting to become a highly profitable social-networking and entertainment platform.

Doctor Che is a We-Media influencer that provides professionally-generated content and digital tool kits to users making decisions about buying new automobiles.


Tiger Yang (Yang Chenyun)

Co-founder and President of Chinapex

Co-founder and President of Chinapex. Tiger Yang attended high school in Singapore  and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Political Economy. Before co-founding Chinapex, Yang managed multiple internal data analytics projects for clients such as Microsoft. He was nominated for the “Innovative Leader of the Year Award” by China Internet Weekly in 2017.

Chen Ziyu

Co-founder and Product Director of ENJOY

Former NetEase news deputy editor.  


Founded in 2015 by former vice president of Tencent and GM of Tencent M&A, Richard Peng (Peng Zhijian), and former vice GM of Tencent M&A, Kurt Xu, Genesis Capital specializes in growth stage investment of internet startups in China and the US.

The world’s largest one-stop transportation service platform and the second largest online trading platform after Alibaba, Didi Chuxing acquired Uber China in 2016.


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