• What We Do

    Tech innovation in China is very real, much of it driven by unique market conditions, genuine consumer needs, and fierce competition. Yet while the world is keen to learn, there lacks consistent, insights driven English-language coverage of China's tech scene.
    We founded The Harbinger to address this most crucial knowledge gap. We leverage a network of China's top VCs and tech companies to generate exclusive, informative deep dive interviews (podcast link here) for a global audience. Content collaborators comprise tier 1 VCs including Sequoia, GGV, ZhenFund, IDG, Qiming Venture Partners, and Shunwei Capital, as well as the Yale Center Beijing and leading tech companies. Guests on our podcast include the founders and executives of unicorn companies such as Xiaomi, Segway-Ninebot, Agora.io, 17zuoye, PingCAP, Oyo China, 17LIVE, HTC, UT Starcom and more.
    Harbinger was founded by Adam Bao, Yale '12. Previously, Adam launched a popular China tech podcast while at Shunwei Capital (Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun’s VC) and served as an interim director of business ops at portfolio company Segway-Ninebot (first CDR to IPO on China's STAR Board, ~$10b market cap). Before that, Adam managed corporate strategy initiatives at Blippar, a leading AR start-up that raised $100m funding, and was a management consultant at Strategy&. Adam was selected to the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list for Finance & VC in Asia.
    Harbinger is also led by Tim Chen, UVA '12, who began his career in finance (tech banker and hedge fund analyst), ex-Uber, ran international product at Mobike (acquired by Meituan for $2.7b), and currently invests for MSA Capital. Tim also runs a monthly roundtable dinner series that brings together senior leaders from various professions (journalists, policy makers, tech company founders and investors) to discuss important tech topics between China and the West.

  • Our Team

    Email us at "contact@theharbingerchina.com" to get involved!

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    Adam Bao

    Founder & Host

    Shunwei Capital, Yale '12

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    Tim Chen


    Uber, Mobike, MSA Capital, UVA'12

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    Joseph Wu


    Block72, Cornell '11, MHA '12

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    Henry Gao

    Senior Editor

    U Chicago '21

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    Louisa Xu

    Senior Editor

    Vanderbilt '22

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    Tina He


    Pace Capital, NEA

    Cornell '19

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    Shaolong Lin

    Strategy & Operations

    Columbia '18

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    Yang He

    Data Analytics

    Facebook, HKST '14, Columbia '19

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    Echo Zhang


    Bytedance, PKU GRD '18

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    Fei Xue

    Technical Advisor

    Ant Financial, Google, Tsinghua '11, Yale '12

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    Amandine Berthezene

    Legal Advisor

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, CBS '17

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    Meng Xing

    VC Advisor

    Didi AV COO, Shunwei Capital Executive Director

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    Jordan Schneider

    Senior Editor (Emeritus)

    Yale '12, PKU Yenching '18

  • Let's Connect

    How can we work together?

    Email us at "contact@theharbingerchina.com"

  • Content Disclaimer

    All content provided by The Harbinger is for informational purposes only. While we strive to deliver high-quality insights and information, The Harbinger does not guarantee that all content is accurate or free from defects. The Harbinger is not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages caused by the use of any content. Where we provide links to sites, we do not endorse any information or opinions appearing in them and as such The Harbinger accepts no resulting liabilities.


    Unless otherwise noted, The Harbinger is the legal copyright holder of all original content which cannot be republished without express written consent. Please email us at contact@theharbingerchina.com for such consent.

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    Original insights into China's tech scene supplemented by recommended pieces from other reputable platforms. English translations provided for original Chinese content.

  • Contact Us

    Email us at contact@theharbingerchina.com to recommend quality articles,

    ask questions, schedule an interview, or join Harbinger!

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    Hallway conversations with up and coming entrepreneurs in China's local tech scene

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