In China, mobile reign supreme that attracts most of online consumers

The leading internet giants, with the backing of the Chinese government, have driven the implementation of a mobile and internet first mindset. Whether it’s subsidized services like taxi rides from Didi, discounts in stores with Wechat Pay or cheap devices from Xiaomi; together they have provided ease of access to the (internet connected) masses, resulting…

Equity crowdfunding is a new gateway for UK’s Early-stage Startups

For those that are unaware of Equity crowdfunding – Equity crowdfunding is the process whereby people (i.e. the ‘crowd’) invest in an early-stage unlisted company (a company that is not listed on a stock market) in exchange for shares in that company. A shareholder has partial ownership of a company and stands to profit should…

Would Free trade agreement with China become a gateway for the Post-Brexit

  Recently, newly appointed Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed an ambitious and possible free trade agreement between the UK and China – suggesting Britain are now actively pursuing deals with other countries in the wake of Brexit. Hammond suggested leaving the EU would make it “easier” for Britain to pursue deals with countries outstares that wide…

3 reasons to why China’s start-up funding is heading to the U.K

Level of innovation among the UK’S small and medium business have increased significantly in recent years, according to a new report from the government’s department for business, innovation and skills (DBIS). ‘Innovation’ was defined in the report as any introduction of new or significantly improved products, services or processes, new and improved forms of organisation,…

Entry Opened! Cocoon Networks Creative Working Space Design Contest

Commission from Cocoon Networks  Cocoon Networks seeks interdisciplinary thinkers, architects, designers in London to design Cocoon Networks spaces by submitting a proposal for embellishing our roomy, muti-functional and creative co-working space for the future of creative Start-up companies. This commission can be assigned to an individual or a team that consists of 2-3 designers. The…

Review of Pujiang Innovation forum 2016

The pre-conference of the Pujiang Innovation forum, which is one of China’s biggest technological event, was held in London for the first time in the forum’s nine year existence. In the wake of President Xi’s successful UK visit last year, Sino-UK relationship is moving firmly towards a “Golden Era”. Technological collaboration between the two countries…

China-UK Co-investment Opportunity Private Event

Invited guests: Britain and China and a dozen top VCs Moderator: Jae Cheng Feng Panelists: ChinaEquity Capital Group Managing Director and Partner Liuchao Chen, managing director of the UK Climate Change Capital Group, president of China Road Yuebing The China-UK co-investment opportunity event was exclusively held in London on the 23rd of June 2016. The…

Cocoon Networks Statement on EU referendum

  Cocoon Networks is committed to connecting equity investment and technology transfer between China and the UK, no matter UK is part of the EU or not. The innovation centre that we are launching will not only be the largest incubator across European, but one of the strongest back ups to the London and Europe’s technology…