Currently riding an Uber to dinner. Listening to Jamie Lawson on my desktop Spotify. Operating on SmartOne 3G roaming access with HK servers, so Facebook and Twitter working 100%. Ie. operating with almost 100% efficacy, or even more because I've outsourced my transportation.
I'm much more prepared this trip. I have ExpressVPN so even if I use local wifi I'm connected. I've got SmartOne roaming so my phone has access. 3G and 4G connectivity is great.
There are a lot of reasons why China is scary. It's a totally different startup culture and market than what I'm used to. Out of all the Asian ecosystems I know, I profess to know the least about China. The market is huge and I don't even know where to start.
But in terms of value - there's a ton here. Most founders are first generation, there is tons of capital available, and there is a real hunger to be an entrepreneur. People are open to new ideas and quick to adopt new technologies.
I wasn't expecting that.