Why Tiger is eyeing China’s electronic signature sector

While China's consumers love e-payments, few contracts are sealed digitally. Start-ups are trying to change all that, and international investors are putting their money behind it.

Investors have poured billions of dollars worth of dry powder into China's consumer sector, hoping to ride the wave of innovation that is changing the way the country's burgeoning middle class spends its money.

Given the huge investment, there's it's little surprise certain areas have been saturated, helping create bubbles in verticals like bike sharing and smart convenient stores.

But international investors are still keen to find areas with the potential for exponential growth in China. And one sector that promises to hit multibillion-dollar scale is the electronic signature industry.

Electronic signatures allow counterparties in a transaction to seal a legitimate, safe contract without...

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