OP: You may want to learn from ulrich at kudelabs.com in guangzhou.
Kude's niche is they run big auctions for governmental and
quasi-governmental agencies, like carbon credits and new top level
domains and that kind of thing.
product page: www.powerauctions.com
I know ulrich and can provide an intro if necessary.
FYI, kude is both simultaneously hiring talent, and possibly also open to outsourcing some of their own talent. That is, sometimes they're overstaffed and sometimes understaffed. Their action thing is the core business, and when that's slow they branch into other things, sometimes doing proof of concepts for other startups, both local to china and in the more mainstream startup hubs.