Magma China Trip: The Future of FinTech and Retail
August 1, 2019
February 23, 2021
“I went to China and I saw the future.” That’s what David Velez, cofounder of Nubank Latin America’s largest neobank, valued at $10B, said at TechCrunch disrupt in 2019 after traveling to China early in his startup’s journey.
Francisco and I had a similar experience when we traveled to China in 2017 and 2018 and spent time with Fintech, eCommerce, social media, blockchain and other startups in China's dynamic market.
We believe that China and Southeast Asia are more similar to Latin America than the US. They suffer the same problems: Mega-cities with poor infrastructure, lack of good education, many unbanked and underbanked citizens, and much more.
Traveling to China allows us an unfair advantage to see into the future, as China solved many of the problems that Latin America deals with today between 5-10 years ago.
Jie Hao, our Beijing-based partner who many of you met at the 2019 Magma Summit, and Magma Principal JT LI will host us in Shanghai and Hangzhou where we’ll meet startups, VCs and big companies creating the future of FinTech and Retail in the world’s most advanced technology market.
Spend a week with Magma LPs, top founders and team members to really understand where the world is going. And in tpyical Magma fashion, we'll take time to get to know China outside of the tech space, visiting some of China's most interesting cultural centers.
Space is limited and reserved for Magma LPs and Founders first. Please book your reservation to save your place! If you have any questions, please let us know! If you're interested in spending a week with us in China and are not part of the Magma ecosystem, please reach out and tell us a bit about yourself.
Sunday March 29th to Saturday April 4th, starting and ending in Shanghai
Sunday Arrival Shanghai, Welcome Dinner
Monday to Wednesday Shanghai, Future of Fintech and Tourism opportunities
Wednesday April 1, evening, Bullet train to Hangzhou, dinner
Thursday/Friday - Future of retail and eCommerce, closing dinner, tour of Westlake
Saturday morning, bullet train to Shanghai
Included: 3 meals per day, 4 and 5 star hotel accommodations, tours of cultural sites, transport inside China.
Not Included: Flights to and from Shanghai are at own expense