Tech in China. Raphael Chow about his way from the East to building a VC backed company in the UK

50m · October 11, 2021

Tech in China. Raphael Chow about his way from the East to building a VC backed company in the UK

In this episode, Yana Abramova interviews Raphael Chow, a co-founder at Wevat. They discuss his visa journey, his way from science to business and starting Wevat (a tax refund app for travellers). They also talk about tech in China, the Chinese know-how, and differences of trust in the east and west. SUBSCRIBE to us, and stay tuned for a new episode! If you want to join me next episode, please email us on [email protected] TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Intro 01:07 - Raphaels's education. Passion for foreign languages. 02:04   Scholarships in Oxford and in Prinston universities 03:01   Why PhD sometimes worse than Bachelor's degree? 04:13   Why does a scientist need sales skills 05:14 From science to consulting 07:08: Work visa 09:56 From consulting to founding Wevat 14:20 Combine work and startup 22:44  Wevat fundraising 31:15 What Wevat does for people in the UK and France 32:50 Tech in China 36:25 Fundamental differences between East and West business approach 41:05 Chinese trust is different! 43:21 THE NEST community observations 48:10  Chinese stereotypes you should be aware of 49:10 Top 3 networking tips for immigrated founders

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