Official Announcement for DDU Partnership with ESG

DayDayUp was invited to attend and host the China Investment Forum during Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH), hosted by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) which commenced on November 11th.

On November 13th, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp as their GIA partner in Beijing. This is to help Singapore companies expand into the Chinese market and for Chinese companies to come into Singapore!

This is the first year that SWITCH and the 4th Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) are held in collaboration, referred to as “SFF x SWITCH”.

The event lasted for 5 days and the various meetings were held in the first three days. It is reported that the event attracted more than 60,000 participants from more than 130 countries, 41 international exhibition teams and nearly 1,000 companies that participated in the exhibition, bringing together policy makers from various regulatory agencies, leading figures in financial technology, experts and scholars from all walks of life. Among them, 450 speakers focused their discussions on five key areas, including urban solutions and sustainability, health and biomedical, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and digital services, promoting cross-industry communication and changes brought about by technology and applications and solutions for commercialization.

Signing Ceremony

On November 13th, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp Tech Accelerator. Both parties will jointly help Singapore companies to expand into the Chinese market and Chinese companies to go into Singapore. In the coming year, DayDayUp Tech Accelerator will run a GIA Acceleration Programme for up to 20 Singapore startups and SMEs over one year, to help them access the Chinese market. It will involve three days of preparation in Singapore followed by eight days in Beijing, including a demo day to showcase their solutions.
From left: Edwin Chow/Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore; Bo Yiqun/DayDayUp International Innovation Accelerator Founder & CEO; Heng Swee Keat/Singapore Deputy Prime Minister; Kathy Lai/Deputy CEO, Enterprise Singapore
Signing Ceremony
Signing Ceremony

Instead of letting the speakers deliver speeches like previous years, this year’s Fintech Festival mainly uses roundtable forum format to discuss how to use financial technology innovation to build a sustainable financial ecosystem and make predictions about financial technology in the future.

“SFF x SWITCH” is the largest event in the global fintech community, providing a platform for connectivity, collaboration and co-creation. As an official partner, DayDayUp made our debut and brought three top Chinese investors to spread Chinese innovation to the world at the China Investment Forum.

From left: Bo Yiqun / Founder & CEO / DayDayUp Tech Accelerator; Joe Wu / Founding Partner / MFund; Jonathan Zhong/ Founding Partner / ATM Capital; Edward Long Wei / DianPing Co-founder / Light-Up Capital Founding Partner

As innovation is borderless, it is expected that the cooperation between both parties is bound to spark interesting ideas and inject new strength into China’s entrepreneurial innovation. DayDayUp will also remain open to strengthen international cooperation and actively connect with the world.

Singapore is the gateway to the Southeast Asian market.

DayDayUp has already landed in Singapore and will create a service platform for innovative connections between Southeast Asia and China!

Please click here and let us know if you are interested.

Post Covid Opportunities in China: How a Chinese Influencer Sold ¥3 billion Worth of Goods in 1 Day

We at DayDayUp have decided to publish more frequently about our observation on the post Covid-19 opportunities in China and share mainly with our audience in Singapore. Our CEO Mr. Bo Yiqun will share his and insights on “Post Pandemic New Retail” in a series of short analysis on different topics. Since we are working with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park) for the purpose of helping Singaporean companies connect with China market. We are sure that his insights and our series of posts will excite your curiosity and knowledge. If you wish to add to his insight and/or ask  questions, you can always contact us via marketing@dduwork.com

Mr. Bo Yiqun was invited by SG Innovation Community Day 2020 to speak on 03/07/2020 at the session of Strategies for Borderless Growth in the time of COVID-19. Below is the summary of his  insights.

In May Chinese government released the annual Government Work Report which highlighted two key words clearly showing the market trends and opportunities, New Infrastructure, and New Consumption. Below is the summary of my ideas on opportunities from New Consumption. New Infrastructure will be discussed in the next post.

New Consumption, as a newly formed concept in China, could be simply understood as internet-driven consumption.

Two weeks ago, one June 18, the second largest online shopping festival in China, invented by JD, successfully closed up. RMB 269 billion was generated on JD.com (1 Jun ~ 18 Jun), with 33% growth YoY. If we count Alibaba and other major e-commerce platforms in China, a total GMV of RMB 1 trillion was generated during that festival!

Source: JD.com, WalktheChat

Leading e-commerce platforms that you need to know:

  • Tmall (Alibaba) – RMB 698 billion during “618 festival”, 160% growth YoY
  • Pinduoduo (Nasdaq: PDD) – founded in 2015, #2 e-commerce platform in China in terms of Market Cap (USD 111 billion, 2 Jul)
  • com (SZ: 2024) – Market Cap at RMB 111 billion on 2 Jul / 1,400 supermarkets, best case from offline to online
  • com (Xiaomi) – RMB 10 billion during “618 festival”, a closed platform for products in Xiaomo ecosystem only
  • VIpshop or VIP.com (NYSE: VIPS) – Market Cap at USD 13.7 billion, the 1st online discount sales model in China
  • Xiaohongshu (RED) – USD 6 billion’s unicorn, 7 years, 300 million users, favorite social e-commerce platform of girls (80% of user are female)
  • 163.com – e-commerce platform of NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES), market cap at USD 59 billion

Another example of New Consumption is livestream e-commerce which is a new online shopping method largely driven by the pandemic. Viya who is the top level internet influencer in China, invited Kim Kardashian in her livestream show, and just in 5 minutes, they sold 15,000 bottles of perfume. And her record of online sales in one day in her livestream studio is 3 billion Yuan, which is even more than a regular shopping mall one year’s revenue. As China’s livestreem platforms are booming, tens of thousands of consumer brands have been saved by this new online shopping method, especially during the pandemic.

Photo source: Tmall

Leading e-commerce platforms that you need to know:

  • Douyin – DAU (daily active user) over 400 million, #1 micro video platform in China, developed by ByteDance, Top 3 unicorn in the world with valuation of USD 100 billion
  • Kuaishou – DAU  over 400 million, main competitor of Douyin, Pre-IPO valuation at USD 25 billion
  • Taobao (Alibaba) – the 1st livestream e-commerce platform in China, Viya’s working palace!
  • Tencent – Tencent is Tencent! (HKG: 0700), market cap at USD 646 billion, same as Facebook, larger than Alibaba

If you have your own consumer product brand, you need to look at how China is taking advantage of  the “New Consumption” trends. You MUST consider selling your product in China’s new retail platforms, and you may get some unbelievable results.

One post is definitely NOT enough! If you are interested in this topic. I recommend you to join our “Post Pandemic New Retail in China Programme“. This programme covers topics from China’s e-commerce, micro-videos/live streaming, social commerce, to digital marketing, from corporate brand positioning to new marketing and delivery channels, this course comprehensively analyzes how traditional retail can retaliate with a counter-strike against the epidemic dead-end. One more great news is, thanks to our partnership with Z-Park (in Beijing, 1st science park in China, managed by Beijing government), that ALL Singaporean companies will receive Z-grant, 70% funding support by Z-Park! For more info about the Post Pandemic New Retail in China Programme, please visit our E-learning system here

Job Positions: In Singapore

Job Position: Head of Community & Growth

Location: Singapore
Commencement date: ASAP

About Company:

Headquartered in Beijing, as a Partner of Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) & Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park), DayDayUp is committed to connecting Chinese and global innovators. In the past 4 years DayDayUp has accelerated more than 150 startups, 70% of which were international. DayDayUp Pte Ltd. is a subsidiary of DayDayUp in Singapore.

On November 13th 2019, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp as their GIA partner in Beijing. This is to help Singapore companies expand into the Chinese market and for Chinese companies to come into Singapore!

In June 2020, DayDayUp signed a partnership contract with Z-Park, to become The Official Representative of Z-Park in Singapore. The goal of this partnership is to assist Singapore startups, companies and talents to expand into Chinese market.

For more info about DayDayUp, please visit: https://www.dduwork.com

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Buildup the company branding as “China-Singapore innovation Hub”.
  2. Make deal-orientedsuccess stories on China Singapore innovation 
  3. Developand maintain relations with all type of market players in the ecosystem in Singapore including and but not limited by startups, investors, media, government authorities, universities, research institutes, industry organizations, 
  4. Ensure customer satisfaction from both Chinaand Singapore 
  5. Establish Singapore innovation database using company’s CRM system.
  6. Makemarket research following the company’s industry focuses, and customer needs, produce analysis reports
  7. Identify the best Singaporean startups that match customer needs from China.
  8. Workwith HQ on product strategy, business model practicing, and business coordination.
  9. Implementcompany products and services, including but not limited by running startup acceleration program, ESG-funded GIA Acceleration Programme that will assist Singapore tech startups access China.

Requirements

  1. Must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  2. Be passionate at connecting China and Singapore innovations
  3. Rich experiencein both China and Singapore’s working environment
  4. Morethan five years professional experience in technology, business development, sales, international trade, or industry organization
  5. Team management experiencewith proven performance
  6. Be connectedin Singapore innovation ecosystem
  7. Proficient in both English and Mandarin. Candidates with strong Chinese command are preferred.
  8. Result-oriented

Apply: https://jinshuju.net/f/kaP3LM

 

Job Position: Innovation Program Specialist (Full Time and/or Intern)

Location: Singapore
Number of Available Vacancies: 2
Commencement date: ASAP​

About Company:

Headquartered in Beijing, as a Partner of Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) & Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park), DayDayUp is committed to connecting Chinese and global innovators. In the past 4 years DayDayUp has accelerated more than 150 startups, 70% of which were international. DayDayUp Pte Ltd. is a subsidiary of DayDayUp in Singapore.

On November 13th 2019, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp as their GIA partner in Beijing. This is to help Singapore companies expand into the Chinese market and for Chinese companies to come into Singapore!

In June 2020, DayDayUp signed a partnership contract with Z-Park, to become The Official Representative of Z-Park in Singapore. The goal of this partnership is to assist Singapore startups, companies and talents to expand into Chinese market.

For more info about DayDayUp, please visit: https://www.dduwork.com

Job Responsibilities:

Project planning & implementation

  1. Develop and maintain relations with key organizations in Singapore’s innovation ecosystem, like university, research institute, government authorities, media, corporate, startups, investors, etc.
  2. Support understanding and clarifying Singaporean customer needs
  3. Assist one managing business relations with event speakers and program mentors
  4. Help project manager on project schedule management
  5. Assist in Chinese English translation
  6. Assist in organizing online and/or offline events

Sales & marketing support

  1. Market company’s product and service to international market, especially Singaporean and Southeast Asian markets.
  2. Perform market research based on company’s product strategy.
  3. Develop international marketing channels, and international media relation
  4. Supportcompany’s international social networks maintenance, like Facebook, Linkedin, etc.
  5. Usecompany’s EDM system as a tool of marketing
  6. Update and maintain company’s CRM system
  7. Broaden and increase company’s international audience group

Requirements

  1. Open to both Students (6 months internship) and Graduates
  2. Must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  3. Full passion on the innovation ecosystem
  4. Strong capability to conduct extensive business research in an autonomous manner
  5. Analyticapproach to solving problems
  6. Pro-active and sense of initiative
  7. Solution-oriented and optimistic
  8. Proficient in both English and Mandarin. Candidates with strong Chinese command are preferred.

Apply: https://jinshuju.net/f/HgdLMB

Job Position: Innovation Program Specialist Intern

Job Position: Innovation Program Specialist Intern (Full Time and/or Intern)

Location: Beijing, China
Number of Available Vacancies: 2
Commencement date: ASAP

About Company:

Headquartered in Beijing, as a Partner of Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) & Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park), DayDayUp is committed to connecting Chinese and global innovators. In the past 4 years DayDayUp has accelerated more than 150 startups, 70% of which were international. DayDayUp Pte Ltd. is a subsidiary of DayDayUp in Singapore.

On November 13th 2019, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp as their GIA partner in Beijing. This is to help Singapore companies expand into the Chinese market and for Chinese companies to come into Singapore!

In June 2020, DayDayUp signed a partnership contract with Z-Park, to become The Official Representative of Z-Park in Singapore. The goal of this partnership is to assist Singapore startups, companies and talents to expand into Chinese market.

For more info about DayDayUp, please visit: https://www.dduwork.com

Job Responsibilities:

Project planning & implementation

  1. Develop and maintain relations with key organizations in Singapore’s innovation ecosystem, like university, research institute, government authorities, media, corporate, startups, investors, etc.
  2. Support understanding and clarifying Singaporean customer needs
  3. Assist one managing business relations with event speakers and program mentors
  4. Help project manager on project schedule management
  5. Assist in Chinese English translation
  6. Assist in organizing online and/or offline events

Sales & marketing support

  1. Market company’s product and service to international market, especially Singaporean and Southeast Asian markets.
  2. Perform market research based on company’s product strategy.
  3. Develop international marketing channels, and international media relation
  4. Supportcompany’s international social networks maintenance, like Facebook, Linkedin, etc.
  5. Usecompany’s EDM system as a tool of marketing
  6. Update and maintain company’s CRM system
  7. Broaden and increase company’s international audience group

Requirements

  1. Open to both Students (6 months internship) and Graduates
  2. Must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  3. Full passion on the innovation ecosystem
  4. Strong capability to conduct extensive business research in an autonomous manner
  5. Analyticapproach to solving problems
  6. Pro-active and sense of initiative
  7. Solution-oriented and optimistic
  8. Proficient in both English and Mandarin. Candidates with strong Chinese command are preferred.

Apply: https://jinshuju.net/f/HgdLMB

InnoChina

As you may have heard and seen the dynamics of the world changing so dramatically in 2019. China being one of the largest market in the world today with its ever changing landscape presents more opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs today. This year, Airbus has started its global second innovation center in Shenzhen, China. Airbus China Innovation Centre(ACIC) in Shenzhen, China. It is just one of the global brands which has start basing their innovation centers in China. The world dynamics is fast changing and China now is leading in several technological innovation segment.
 
In China today, you may have heard of cashless society that changes efficiency in multiple industries and even creating new industries. Beyond cashless, in China technological innovation has created travel convenience, smart manufacturing, new way of retailing, digital healthcare and more.
 
Would having an inside understanding of the China technology giants excite you? How they have started and succeed to become one of the most valuable company globally.
 
We’re excited to share with you a new learning program, InnoChina, that will give you access to the top Chinese tech companies.

The Top 7 Raising Stars to Visit in China

Founding date: 09/03/2012
Valuation: 78 bln USD

Most valued tech startup in the world that spreads across 150 markets and 75 languages. ByteDance has 1.5 bln MAU and 700 mln DAU globally. The revenue for H1 2019 was around 7 bln USD. Toutiao being their flagship product is the largest AI-powered content platform in China, Tiktok a globalise version of Douyin has 500 mln users, and retained its No.1 position as the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store for the 5th consecutive quarter, +33 million App Store downloads during Q1, followed by YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger to round out the top 5.

Founding date: 25/09/2015
Market Cap: 449.38 bln USD

Meituan Dianping (3690.HK) provides an e-commerce platform operating through Food Delivery, In-store, Hotel & Travel, etc, facilitated 19.2 bln RMB worth of transactions for more than 422.6 mln people as of Q2 2019. They have a strong revenue growth with the total revenue increasing by 50.6% y-o-y to 22.7 bln RMB in Q2 2019 as compared to the 15.1 bln RMB in Q2 2018. They were ranked the world’s top 50 most innovative companies in 2019.

Founding date: 08/10/2011
Valuation: 4 bln USD

Megvii builds AI Engine, a core fundamental technology powering various AI application. As leading AI startup in China, Megvii raised a total of 1.4 bln USD in 7 rounds of fundings. They earned a total revenue of 949 mln RMB in H1 2019 which is a surge in revenue growth as compared to the mln RMB in H1 2018. They developed Face++, China’s largest cloud-based identity authentication platform which has processed ~2.4 mln face ID verification requests on average daily from +1100 corporate customers in H1 2019. 

Founding date: 06/04/2010
Market Cap: 239.99 bln USD

Xiaomi (1810.HK) is not only #4 smart phone maker in the world, but becoming a leading IoT platform. As a company of 9 years, Xiaomi is a miracle, and was recently selected as Fortune 500. They were also ranked 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category and is the yougest Global 500 company of 2019. For H1 2019, the total revenue was ~95.71 bln RMB, increasing 20.2% y-o-y. The MAU of MIUI reached 278.7 mln as of H1 2019, an increase of 34.7% as compared to H1 2018.

Founding date: 10/2017
Market Cap: 5.05 bln USD

#1 car sharing operator in China, 550 mln users, 30 mln daily rides, running world’s leading mobile transportation platform, top 3 unicorns along with ByteDance and Airbnb, 14 round funding in 4 years raised a total of 24 bln USD. No. 4 on CNBC’s ‘Top 50 Disruptors’ list in 2018; ‘Top 50 Smartest Companies’ by the MIT Technology Review in 2016.

Founding date: 06/2012
Valuation: 56 bln USD

Luckin Coffee (LK.NASAQ) #2 coffee chain in China, typical representative of retail coffee chain in China, successfully IPO at NASAQ in just 18 months on 17/05/2019 with a market value of +60 bln USD. They have ~3000 store in 40 China cities with a total net revenue of 909.1 mln RMB as of Q2 2019. This post a strong competition to Starbucks in China, causing them to also revamp on their model. Luckin has an average monthly transacting customers is 620 mln in Q2 2019 which is an increase of 410.6% as compared to the 120 mln in Q2 2018.

Founding date: 09/2015
Market Cap: 39.61 bln USD

Pinduoduo (PDD.NASDAQ) #2 e-commerce company in China in terms of number of users with 135 mln DAU, raised a total of 1.7 bln USD in 4 rounds of fundings. They managed to emerge despite strong competition from established e-commerce such as Taobao and JD.com and even IPO within 3 years. Pinduoduo is a social e-commerce platforms that allow users to particiapte in group buying deals. In Q1 2019, their total revenue reached 677.3 mln USD surging 228% y-o-y as compared to Q1 2018, average MAU too increased by 88% to 366 mln.

Initiated by DayDayUp Tech Accelerator, innoChina is the China Learning Program for global innovators.