• Connie Chan | 陈梅陵

    Present

    • Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
    • Board Member, HYSTA (Hua Yuan) 
    • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

    Past

    • B.A., M.S., Stanford University
    • Hewlett Packard
    • Palm
    • Elevation Partners
    • Goldman Sachs
  • Posts & Podcasts

    When QR codes disintermediate existing use cases… and enable new ones.

    QR. AR. VR. (podcast)

    (with Kyle Russell) Hallway chat covering our reactions to f8 2017. We touch on messaging and QR codes; brain computer interfaces; augmented reality and social VR; and, bots (again).

    (with Luke Wroblewski and Sonal Chokshi) What does it mean to design for a mobile world where “an app isn’t really an app” — and the very definition of apps are themselves evolving, including cross-culturally?

    Livestreaming in China is more like a video version of selfies. And the interaction — between personal broadcasters/hosts and their audiences — is the fulcrum for engagement and monetization.

    (with Christina Xu and Sonal Chokshi) From glittery reaction gifs to rage faces, stickers and emotive “biaoqing” have taken over messaging culture in China and beyond. A wild tour of cultural messaging memes and messaging tech in China and beyond.

    Red envelopes were WeChat’s secret weapon in getting users to adopt mobile payments on their messaging platform, unlocking all subsequent transaction activity across their ecosystem.

    Stickers aren’t just frivolous little punctuation marks to be inserted in text messages. They can be replacements for entire sentences, and help create a new medium for communicating and storytelling.

    Learning from China involves rethinking our mindsets around it … beginning with how to be open to learning from China in the first place, to preparing for future competition from there as Chinese companies aim to realize their global ambitions.

    This post is all about WeChat, but it’s also about more than just WeChat. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

    (with Benedict Evans, Steven Sinofsky, and Kyle Russell) Innovation or invention? Platform or app? Vertical or horizontal? Strategy or tactic? Does the smartphone eat VR? And (not to get all existential about it or anything but), what is an app, really?

    Bots and Beyond (podcast)

    (with Chris Messina and Benedict Evans) So… about those bots. Bots bots bots. Bots!

    Conversational commerce is unproven, even in Asia. If texting takes more time than clicking a button on a webview, why is it better?

    (with Clay Shirky) No matter how one views Xiaomi — and there are many ways to view it, for better or worse — one thing is clear: It, and other such companies (like WeChat and Alibaba), indicate a broader trend around innovation coming from China.

    (with Anu Hariharan) India and China. The two most populous countries on the planet are also two of the most tantalizing markets for companies of all size, from startups to conglomerates.

    (with David Pierce) What happens when a messaging app essentially becomes an operating system for our lives? What conditions made the mobile, business, and cultural environment in China so ripe for a phenomenon like WeChat?

    China and Tech (podcast)

    (with Chris Dixon and Benedict Evans) China has been a tough market to crack for U.S. internet companies. One of the key reasons is China has its own crop of hugely successful and highly innovative companies.

  • Videos

    Trends in China 2016

    A 25 minute introductory video to trends in China. Relevant not just for techies but anyone interested in China. Delivered November 2016 at the a16z Summit.

    LinkedIn Next Wave 2016

    A short clip produced by LinkedIn on why I'm excited about cross border trends and finding the win-win outcomes.

  • About

    陈梅陵

    Connie Chan(陈梅陵)是美国硅谷创投公司Andreessen Horowitz的合伙人,其专注于消费类技术领域的早期阶段风投项目,并负责建立和维护该公司的亚太区关系。此前,Connie带领惠普Palm公司的在华业务发展以及市场营销工作,并负责管理webOS操作系统的应用程序搜索目录(App Catalog)、开发人员门户以及Facebook移动应用程序的创建。在Palm之前,Connie担任美国硅谷私募集金Elevation Partners的创始资深投资经理,为该拥有18亿美元管理资产的基金研究并分析高科技、媒体及娱乐领域的投资项目。Connie毕业于斯坦福大学,于四年之内获得经济学学士学位以及管理科学及工程的硕士学位。

    Purpose

    My grandfather named me after a plum blossom tree on a hill. According to Wikipedia, the Chinese see the plum blossoms as both a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. The blossoms bloom most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, after most other plants have shed their leaves, and before other flowers appear. They are seen as symbols of perseverance and to quote Disney's Mulan, a "flower that blooms in adversity."

     

    I hope to live a life worthy of that name.

  • News & Media

    April 20, 2012 | AllThingsD

    One of my favorite cross border "deals": WeChat's very first official account!

    September 23, 2017 | The Economist

    August 11, 2017 | MIT Tech Review

    July 18, 2017 | Wired

    June 13, 2017 | TechInAsia

    June 13, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

    June 9, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

    June 4, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

    November 23, 2016 | Financial Times

    October 11, 2016 | LinkedIn Lists

    August 6, 2016 | The Economist

    December 18, 2015 | New York Times