Magnus Grimeland – CEO Antler, Navy Seal, Co-Founder Zalora, Rocket Internet

Former co-founder or Global Fashion Group, Zalora and Rocket Internet Group, Magnus Grimeland, CEO of startup generator, knows how to scale startups. In this interview we talk about the key qualities Magnus looks for in a startup founder and the process they take startups through to validate the business model. We discuss the importance of…

300: Tiang Lim Foo – SeedPlus, Venture Capital, and Southeast Asia

Podcast highlights: People in the region seem to speak highly of the work you guys do at SeedPlus. You seem to check all the boxes for the ideal startup founder most VCs look for. — Never referred to self as an entrepreneur. What entrepreneurs do is way, way harder than what we do as VCs.…

297: Geir Windsvoll – Live Streaming in Thailand

Podcast highlights: Geir shares his experience when in late 90s he tried taking the existing online services and combing with the community features and his various other experiments with internet. Geir tells us the challenges he face in scaling live videos and how important it is for tech team to be ready for what is…

292: Azman Jaafar – Advice for Angel Investors

Podcast highlights: 04:13 Azman Jaafar, Deputy Managing Partner at NameRHTLaw Taylor Wessing, shares the profiles of Angel investors, further explaining how most Angel investors are 2nd generation entrepreneurs and how Angel investors take a bet on entrepreneurs with a business model that would change the world Azman Jaafar explains what Angel investors should look out…

290: Renu Bhatia on SuperCharger, FinTech, and Blockchain

Podcast highlights: Tell us a little bit about SuperCharger, FinTech, blockchain, and what it is you do. — Blockchain is very much in vogue at the moment. It’s been a huge money-maker for some. From my perspective, see it as a nascent technology with the potential to be very transformative. In Hong Kong, there is…

289: David Jou – Pomelo Fashion

Podcast highlights: What is Pomelo Fashion? Where did it come from and what does it do differently in fashion and e-commerce? Does Pomelo sell their own brand and goods or are there concessions wherein they have designer brands in there? What is their inventory like? Pomelo’s retail store also serves as a showroom for the…

288: Deep Bajaj – PeeBuddy

Podcast highlights: For listeners who don’t know, what is PeeBuddy about? — PeeBuddy is India’s first female urination device. One of the first issues we went after was the lack of friendly toilets for women in this part of the world. PeeBuddy is a device that allows women to stand and pee so they don’t…

287: Charles Reed Anderson – IoT in Asia

Podcast highlights: 24:00 You’re a recognized IoT expert. In your own day-to-day life, how wired up are you? Do you use these gadgets? — Just bought first smartwatch. There are drawers full of things that were used once and never used again. One of the best devices for me though was the Muse headband, which…