The Impulso Podcast is hosted by us at Momentum Works, twice a week, every week. Tune in to hear our in-house experts, community and guests unpack the latest trends, undercurrents and lessons in tech across borders. We explore topics like innovation, ecommerce, digital financial services, venture investment, and the broader digital economy. ‏‏‎ ‎In addition to covering our home base of Southeast Asia and advanced global markets like the US, we also draw extensive lessons from tech companies in China. ‏‏‎ ‎ 

Some of the points covered in this in-depth episode on Meituan:

  • What social media companies did Wang Xing found before Meituan, and what lessons did he learn from these failed entrepreneurial expeditions?
  • Alibaba’s dominance of the Group Buy industry in China obliterated many companies and their business models. Learn how Meituan held down their fort;
  • Food delivery was no stranger to China, but the demand far exceeded the supply when Meituan pivoted in to it;
  • How did they succeed in an industry with such a high barrier of entry, high operational costs, and immense need for efficiency?

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