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  • Our Story

    Here at XNode, we utilize our unique position as the most international platform in Shanghai to provide high-quality Chinese localization services to startups and entrepreneurs, and connect them to topnotch domestic and international incubation resources such as mentoring, expert consultation, partnerships, VCs, corporations, and innovation programs.


    On top of providing workspaces for entrepreneurs across Shanghai, we are also partnered with 10 incubators and innovation programs from around the world to foster a community where both Chinese and overseas entrepreneurs can exchange their ideas. We are passionate about helping next-generation entrepreneurs redefine, disrupt, and reestablish existing structures in their respective industries.
    Because we live and operate within the startup ecosystem, we deeply understand how startups work and connect with them on a daily basis. At the same time, we also understand that the ever-changing nature of the digital world is making innovation more pressing than ever for large corporations who now risk becoming obsolete. To address this issue, we also work to bridge the gap between corporates and startups, foster strong intrepreneurship, and give both corporates and startups a platform for them to each demonstrate what they do best.
    We are positioned right at the center of two worlds—embracing the mindsets of both startups and corporations. Join us in our journey to help these two communities connect with one another, learn new innovative strategies, and work together to unleash their maximum potential.


  • Behind our big adventure

    stands a devoted team

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    Othmane Bennis

    Martin Daffner

    Martin Daffner

    xnode jasper

    Jasper Gill

    xnode cassie

    Cassie Jiang

    xnode kelly

    Kelly Li

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    Jean Liu

    XNode Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu

    Channing Qian

    Channing Qian

    xnode ayaka

    Ayaka Sato

    xnode toshi

    Toshi Tanaka

    xnode caroll

    Carol Tang

    XNode Jill Tang

    Jill Tang

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    Gary Wang

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    Bob Wang

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    James Wang

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    J Wu

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    Bill Xiong

    XNode Yoyo Xu

    Yoyo Xu

    xnode rita

    Rita Zhao

    XNode Fiona Zhang

    Fiona Zhang

    xnode Masaaki Zhu

    Masaaki Zhu

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    Chad Zhu

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    Wei Zhou

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  • FAQ

    What is XNode?

    We are a platform for tech innovation in Shanghai. We consider ourselves to be a tech startup that owns and uses physical space (our hardware) to develop an ecosystem in which startups can undergo accelerated growth with access to the resources and assets they need (our software).
    We are at the crossroads of institutions, corporations, startups, and tech lovers—building bridges between these various communities to foster innovation and synergy.

    What do startups get when they join XNode?

    XNode’s startups get access to a vibrant ecosystem, inside which they will find a diverse portfolio of resources. They are also offered desks and offices in prime locations across Shanghai, at very competitive rates with corporate-standard office amenities.

    What does XNode's community look like?

    Our community consists of local and international entrepreneurs, including tech squads, marketing firms, financial professionals, and experts from various other industries. Despite this diverse mix, our community members all have three things in common: dreaming big, following their passions, and always wearing a smile.

    What are your main strengths?

    We are deeply rooted in China, but also very open to the international community. We additionally have valuable government support, and are connected to a highly influential network of corporations, institutions and startups in our region.

    Tell me more about your demo days...

    Every two months, XNode holds a pitching day where 6 promising startups (from both inside and outside XNode’s ecosystem) pitch their businesses to VCs.

    What is XNode's relationship with corporations and institutions?

    Our team is highly familiar with corporations, with several of our team members coming from a corporate background. We understand the corporate mindset and what corporations need most. Because of our unique knowhow, many corporations have approached us to help them connect with startups, or learn how to adopt and embrace innovation.

    What is your business model? Are you a private company?

    Space rentals help cover our costs, but the majority of our revenue comes from our stakeholders. Yes, we are a privately owned company.

    How can I apply to join XNode?

    Just send us an email telling us your story. Impress us!

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  • Our headquarters, located near the JingAn Temple

    Address: 5F, Overseas Chinese Mansion, 129 West Yan'an Road, Jing'An District, Shanghai


    contact@thexnode.com // +86 21 5290 7089

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