Contributor Profile

Matthew Brennan

Job TitleCo-founder and Managing Director

Company NameChina Channel


Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and innovation. In particular, he’s known for analysis of Tencent, China’s largest tech giant and WeChat, China’s famous super app. His opinions are regularly featured in global media (The Economist, BBC, The Financial Times, Forbes, Quartz, TechCrunch, TechinAsia, Yahoo News, eMarketer, Wired, Harvard Political Review). He delivers presentations for executive teams seeking to gain insight into Chinese tech innovation.

Matthew delivers a combination of inspiration and insight into the new wave of Chinese digital innovation. He has delivered presentations for companies including Google, Tencent, DHL, Danone, Edelman, LinkedIn, Christie’s Auction House, Schneider Electric and Bearing Point as well as for a large number of industry association conferences.

He is also co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast produced together with China’s largest English language tech media, Technode & TechCrunch China. The podcast unpacks Chinese tech innovation and features guests from companies such as Tencent, JD, Xiaomi, Wall Street Journal, The Information and Mobike. His company China Channel organizes China’s largest WeChat marketing conference series for international companies. Matthew’s team work with a select few multinational businesses to help form and implement their WeChat and China digital marketing strategy.

Matthew has been based in mainland China for over 14 years. His book ‘The Story of WeChat’ is due for release later this year.

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