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Episode 2 : William Bao Bean

William Bao Bean is a General Partner at SOSV, a US$300m venture capital fund that invests in startups in its accelerators across the world. William is also the Managing Director of SOSV’s Chinaccelerator, China first startup accelerator based in Shanghai and MOX, SOSV’s mobile only accelerator platform SE Asia.

Prior to joining SOSV, William was the Managing Director at SingTel Innov8, where he led investments in Yodo1 and Gmobi, among many others. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. William began his career as an equity research analyst, most recently with Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment across Asia and China technology, media and telecom. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for Hong Kong/China.

Episode 1 : David Gulasi.

In this first episode Xu sits down with David Gulasi, an Australian who has lived in China for nearly 10 years, who also happens to be one of China’s top three foreign online influencers, with over eight million Chinese followers across his various Chinese social platforms.

As an online celebrity, David has worked with brands such as Volkswagen, Netease, Sony, and Chinese dating app Momo, just to name a few. David also runs his own successful education company, New World Language School in Hohhot, preparing Chinese students for standardised English tests such as the IELTS and TOEFL.



Hutong (Ad)Ventures is providing listeners with Chinese market wisdom from venture capital investors, founders, and operators who are sharing their real China experiences.

The podcast is an initiative of Haymarket HQ –  Australia’s first coworking space for startups and scaleups with ambitions to crack the Asian markets. It is hosted by Tripalocal cofounder and CEO, Jemma Xu.


Hutong (Ad)Ventures is a podcast on how to succeed in China featuring top venture capital investors, founders and operators with real China experiences. Hutong (Ad)Ventures is part of Haymarket HQ, hosted by Jemma Xu. You can download and listen to the program on the following platforms.


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