Olivier Glauser is an investor and entrepreneur in media, internet and new technologies in China. He is the co-founder of ShanKai Sports international. He is also part of the board of directors of SwissCham Beijing. He has a 20 years expertise in new technologies and investment in risk capital in US, Asia and Europe.
Olivier Glauser wants to fight against the idea that the Chinese are not innovative. During his speech, he emphasized the Chinese consumers’ eager to try out new things and the numerous opportunities in the technology market in China. He explained the lack of new technology startups in China, despite the opportunities, by the important risk level in this sector mainly due to the very competitive environment and the opportunity cost of technology investment (compared to other domains). In his conference, he also highlighted the importance of the adaptation of the business model to the Chinese market. International companies and investors cannot just copy their foreign successful model but have to adapt to the local environment and needs. To conclude, for Oliver Glauser the mains opportunities for investor in the Chinese market focus on solving the main China’s challenges about environment, health care, etc.
This conference has been organized by the “Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine” in collaboration with the “Chambre de commerce Suisse-Chine, Section romande”, with the support of swissnex China.