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Chinese Cloud AI Start-Up CloudMinds Raises $100M

CloudMinds Inc., a Chinese start-up focused on the development of cloud-intelligence-based applications, and backed by SoftBank Group Corp., announced that it raised US$100 million in a series A funding round during a press conference held in Beijing yesterday.

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Top 10 Hottest Female Tech Entrepreneurs In China

As many as 79% of entrepreneurs in China are female, compared to 54% in the U.S. and 53% in the U.K., according to a survey conducted last year by a joint venture bank established by the Silicon Valley Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

The reason behind this significantly higher ratio of female entrepreneurs could be because more women than men graduate from universities in China. There is also no cultural taboo, as perhaps is evident in Japan, for women to continue working after getting married and having children in the world’s second largest economy, the survey’s author explained.

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How Chinese Live-Streaming Apps Make Money


Chinese live-streaming apps have found a way to make money off their user-generated content, while enforcing the government’s strict content rules.

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Seattle Holds Special Allure For Chinese Students

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Sarah Ye (left), Eric Wang and Elaine Cheng are students at Seattle University.

Part two of a five-part series on Chinese students aiming to earn degrees in the U.S.

For students from China, Seattle is a place to stretch their wings and build a foundation for future success, according to three Seattle University graduate students.

Elaine Cheng, Eric Wang and Sarah Ye arrived together in Seattle nine months ago from Shanghai to study for a Masters of Professional Accounting at Seattle University. All three previously studied financial accounting at Shanghai International Studies University, and their Seattle University studies will complete their undergraduate degree in China. In their short time here, they’ve learned to overcome the “Seattle Freeze,” deal with stereotypes, and get to know more about how American people think and live.

They agreed to meet me for an interview over huo guo (“hot pot”) at the noisy Hong Kong Bistro in the International District and share their perspectives about why they chose to study in Seattle and their experiences so far. We had previously come to know one another through church.

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