Photo Gallery 001: Three Days With Xu Ke
摘要： Here comes the TMTpost Photo Gallery, a new column through which TMTpost aims to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry. Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore we present the images we see, and let you have your own understanding of these individuals.
Every generation has its own figures of time. And every today is entering an unknown tomorrow. In today’s world, the Internet industry is developing at a mad speed, with major changes taking place with every passing minute. And because of the rapid development, people are easily forgotten as time flies. Whether it is young ambitious entrepreneurs who have just found their place in the world of business, star investors that walk through different venues, programmers who spend hours of time writing codes in front of the computer screen, operators that bury themselves in loads of work, geeks that spend hours searching for information they need to complete their thirst for geek knowledge, or even delivery guys who go around the city under the intense sunlight, their efforts together constitute the Internet world we have right now. They might be conquering this era, or they might become only accessories of the time. Anyhow, their moments are worth recording, and worth remembering.
TMTpost’s new column Photo Gallery is finally online, a new column through which TMTpost aims to use to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry. Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore we present the images we see, and let you have your own understanding of these individuals.
The 20-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Xu Ke
Xu Ke has been a center of attention online and a much-discussed entrepreneurial figure of the young generation. Some commented on Zhihu, a Q&A community similar to Quora in China, that Xu Ke was a perfect example of entrepreneurship bubble. However, there are also a large number of people who think highly of her product ERA, which adopts a task-based social networking mechanism. As a school dropout who had had quite a few scandals from her private life, such as her major car accident and the nude photo incident, her personal stories might give you the impression that this girl is a complete rebel.
She started her path as an entrepreneur in 2014 and later founded Xunzong Technology this year in May. In August, she officially launched her social product ERA and introduced her understanding of how social networking works between strangers in her first interview with TMTpost. According to her, ERA helps users utilize their fragmented skills in life to cash in and achieve the goal of social networking with others. Xu Ke took it one step further and gave her first speech on TMTpost’s Crazy Camp salon (for more stories, please read The Next Generation Of Social Networking Culture Will Be Led By My Generation).
It has already been three months after I wrote my first story about Xu Ke, and she’s continuing to gather momentum and refine her product. On October 28th, she announced in Shanghai that her company had completed the pre-A round of financing at 12 million RMB, and that she had co-established ESI Venture Capital.
You would probably find it hard to label Xu Ke since she’s as diverse as a person could be. She’s a 20-year-old entrepreneur from a rich family. She used to study abroad. She’s already a CEO of a company. She’ beautiful and camera loves her. And, she’s so much more than that.
In her private life, she is crazy for League of Legends and the board game The Battle of Three Kingdoms. She likes to browse through Baidu Tieba, listen to Dubstep music, watch crazy videos, and smoke all the time. She’s just like most young people who are on their smart phones all the time and stay up at night frequently. As a young girl, Xu is also incredibly straightforward when expressing herself.
From October 28th to 30th, 2015, TMTpost’s journalist Chen Zheng spent three whole days closely with Xu Ke and recorded both her work life and private life in hopes of having a glimpse of her entrepreneurial journey. This is an experimental column that will continue throughout this year. On every Tuesday, we will post a new Photo Gallery series on TMTpost.
Xu Ke, the first one to be captured by the camera of Online:
October 28th to 30th 2015
Xu Ke, the founder of ERA
TMTpost Photo Gallery
Special column of TMTpost
Aiming to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry
Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth
Photos are free, but also full of traps
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[The article is published and edited with authorization from the author @fliesslaughterhouse, please note source and hyperlink when reproduce.]
Translated by Garrett Lee (Senior Translator at ECHO), working for TMTpost.