Asia Tech Podcast: Founders in Asia with Jodie Collins
Asia Tech Podcast presents: Founders in Asia
About Asia Tech Podcast:
Founders in Asia
Startup founder Jodie Collins shares the startup-to-scale journeys and adventures of other business founders in Asia. Jodie and guests discuss the challenges of startup life, focusing on lessons learned from both success and failure.
NEW 312: Vincent Djen`s journey as the Director of his family business and Co-Founder of FashionEx Shanghai (Founders in Asia FIA8)
Vincent Djen, Co-founder of FashionEx Shanghai, shares more about his company, further explaining how it helps startups in the fashion industry grow by giving them insights and methodologies to avoid mistakes which helps them build solid business plan
Vincent shares how important research is before entering the Chinese market in terms fashion, further explaining how looking at the analytics of taobao and Tmall aids a startup analyse and compare how they rank in the fashion industry for China
Vincent elaborates more about his journey, sharing how he manages the RnD for his family bushiness and also manages his FashionEx by working more towards the business development side
278: Scott Montgomery – WellteQ (Founders in Asia FIA6)
After you founded WellteQ, is that when you decided to move to Asia? -- Basically yes. In the early feedback we received, we understood we had a good idea but were lacking in the tech department. So we moved to Singapore with the goal of hiring from among the regions best tech minds. My background is not in technology, so we knew we had to go where we could find people to in-source and help us in this regard. Ultimately this led us to Singapore in 2014.
So then what are some of the challenges youve faced as you built the business? -- Getting talent is not easy, especially when youre operating in a large regional environment. Time pressures may force you to settle on people who are not quite right. Maybe this works out, but it often doesnt. Another big challenge is learning to differentiate between the opportunities you should really spend time on and what are the ones best to say no to.
Is the business youre doing now the same as what you set out to do four years ago? Or have you pivoted? -- Our overall goal remains the same. We want to connect millions of people to health improvement using technology. The tools we use are not necessarily what we thought we would be using when we started, yet here we are. The only sure thing with any business plan is that youre not going to adhere to it 100%.
We listen to how Anna Haotanto validated the idea for The New Savvy - a passion project to move women along the spectrum of financial management, to contribute to society
How did Anna scale The New Savvy from a financial perspective? Investors from Singapore and Australia who were on board with the mission of The New Savvy and Anna keeping them in the loop of how the business is doing
Overcoming the challenges of being a founder - backstory on the hacking of The New Savvy website. Writing about the experience, learning coding, picking herself up and learning to heal, and having a support system