Newsletter – June 14, 2019

In the second installment of the Berkeley SkyDeck podcast, Paul Chen, a former senior investment manager at Alibaba and former tech banker at Goldman Sachs, discusses the various reasons Silicon Valley must pay close attention to what’s happening in the Chinese startup ecosystem. He highlights both the similarities and differences between China’s tech sector and the United States, how the recent trade war has impacted the economic climate, and the key lessons American founders can take away from China. Chen argues that if the West wants to preserve its technology leadership and profit from Chinese ideas, we must study Chinese innovation.