Ninebot takes on America

Gao Lufeng, founder and CEO of Ninebot; ©CompassList

Founder and CEO Gao Lufeng on Ninebot’s acquisition of American motorized scooter maker Segway, China’s rise in technology and innovation, and the company’s plans for the US market

A startup based in Beijing, Ninebot makes personal, short-distance transportation devices including hoverboards and self-balancing unicycles. It made waves last year when its acquisition of former rival Segway was accompanied by a large investment from Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.Ninebot also works in robotics: its recent efforts culminated in the Hoverboard Butler, a collaboration with Intel unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.CompassList interviewed Ninebot founder and CEO Gao Lufeng in Hong Kong in 2016, during the Rise conference.Could you tell us more about...
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