Writing

I write technology-related articles on a Medium blog and publish a personal newsletter every few weeks. You can subscribe here.

I contribute to Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and a few other publications. I am quoted and interviewed regularly in global media such as NatureBloombergWSJ, Wired, Quartz, and many more in U.S., China and abroad. I was also a guest a few times on TV (including live TV).

I am the lead author of the trends reports on Hardware, Robotics and Health for HAX.

The pieces I am most proud of are:

Ecosystem 101: The Six Necessary Categories To Build The Next Silicon Valley
Originally written for Techcrunch, I believe the ecosystem model I proposed is still largely valid. I updated it slightly here, with some new ideas on safety nets (especially the impact of a fluid job market). Variations of this article have been presented to several tech conferences and governments bodies in various countries, in particular in Japan.

50 Shades Of Fake: How To Protect Your Product From Copycats In China
A pretty good summary of what matters to protect tech startups today.

70 Years Of VC Innovation
A nice history of key novelties in the VC model across the years. Includes a Hall of Fame.

Forbes

2017.11.20 – The Case For Investing In Hardware Companies
2017.10.17 – Crypto and ICO Just Entered The Physical World In a Big Way
2017.07.25 – Six Key IoT Trends To Watch For In 2018
2017.07.18 – Why Crowdfunding Is Still Booming, Especially For Chinese Tech Companies
2017.07.17 – Amazon May Lost the War For Voice Assistants In China Before It Begins
2017.07.13 – Whether China’s Digital Society Will Clash With The West’s Isn’t Really Relevant
2017.05.08 – GMIC 2017: How Chinese Startups Are Going Global
2017.05.04 – GMIC 2017: Where Are Chinese And U.S. Startups Headed, And Is It The Same Place?
2017.04.24 – What Japan Must Do To Create The Next Sony
2017.02.06 – 50 Shades Of Fake: How To Protect Your Product From Copycats In China
2017.01.26 – The Hong Kong Of The Future: Merging Finance, Electronics And Healthtech
2017.01.17 – Has China Won The Drone War
2017.01.08 – 10 Innovative Chinese Products At CES 2017
2017.01.08 – The 4 Kinds Of Chinese Tech Firms That Dominated CES 2017
2016.10.22 – Welcome To The Golden Age Of Gadgets, Thanks To China
2016.11.10 – The Six Types Of Tech Innovation You Meet In China

TechCrunch

2017.11.09 – 70 Years Of VC Innovation (Venture Capital)
2017.07.25 – 2017 Hardware Trends (Trends Report)
2017.02.27 – 2017 Crowdfunding Guide (Crowdfunding)
2017.02.05 – The rise of “Generation Health” (Health Tech)
2016.06.26 – 2016 Hardware Trends (Report)
2016.04.20 – Build Your Brand And They Will Come (Retail)
2016.03.28 – The Six People You Meet In Shenzhen (Shenzhen)
2016.02.15 – Eight Lessons From The Hoverboard Craze (China)
2015.12.13 – The State Of Robotics For 2015 (Trends Report)
2015.11.22 – The State Of Hardware For 2015 (Trends Report)
2014.11.17 – Breeding Hardware Unicorns (Unicorns)
2014.10.11 – 8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding From 20 Campaigns (Crowdfunding)
2014.04.06 – Investing In Hardware Startups (Investing)
2014.02.03 – Why Makers Fail At Retail (Retail)
2013.11.28 – Financing Hardware Startups (Financing)
2013.11.16 – From Prototype To Production (Prototyping)
2012.05.17 – Facebook’s Prospects in Asia
2012.09.01 – Ecosystem 101: The Six Necessary Categories To Build The Next Silicon Valley

VentureBeat

2017.08.26 – Hardware unicorns are on the rise, and China is dominating