The Era of D2C Is Coming: Why I believe in Direct-2-Consumer Businesses

Going through my Instagram feed & stories I realised a common theme: There are a lot of new category brands’ in the feed but rarely do I see an established brand directly marketing to me aka the end consumer. After doing some more research I found a Nielsen study that stated that “96% of traditional … Continue reading The Era of D2C Is Coming: Why I believe in Direct-2-Consumer Businesses

“For me entrepreneurship means creation of value” Renyung Ho

Ren and I, we know each other since our first CEO & Founder Dinner that we organised in Singapore in 2016. She is Co-Founder of MATTER Prints. She is passionate about business and design for social good - and you can truly feel her passion the moment you meet her. So please enjoy the interview … Continue reading “For me entrepreneurship means creation of value” Renyung Ho

“Know when to hold them, know when to fold them” Interview with Nitin Gajria, Google

Nitin is Country Director for Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos at Google. We got to know each other through a common entrepreneur/investor friend. He has a vast amount of industry, digital & eCommerce experience so it is always great to catch-up once a quarter with him. Enjoy the interview below and learn from one of the … Continue reading “Know when to hold them, know when to fold them” Interview with Nitin Gajria, Google

“Getting something done is better than perfect” Interview with Magnus Grimeland, Antler

Magnus and I, we know each other since our first CEO & Founder Dinner that we organised in Singapore in 2016. Back then he was CEO & Founder of Global Fashion Group (=mother company of Zalora) and he is now CEO & Founder of antler: the premier tech founder incubator in Asia. He is an … Continue reading “Getting something done is better than perfect” Interview with Magnus Grimeland, Antler

“It is a matter of prioritisation.” Interview with Tomas Laboutka

Tomas is a good friend of mine. He co-founded HotelQuickly and is currently running SEA Founders - the premier tech founder community in South-East-Asia. Apart from running tech-startups, he is also a sport enthusiast and a big believer of continuous self-improvement. I enjoy our monthly catch-up talks and I am sure you will enjoy his … Continue reading “It is a matter of prioritisation.” Interview with Tomas Laboutka

“For me it is very simple: taking risks” Interview with Wolfgang Baier, Luxasia

Wolfgang has been a family friend from my early days in Singapore. He was working for McKinsey, leading (and innovating) SingPost for 5,5 years and is now CEO of Luxasia: one of Asia‘s biggest Beauty & Luxury Omni-channel distributor and retailer. During our first brunch with his family I asked him whether he can & … Continue reading “For me it is very simple: taking risks” Interview with Wolfgang Baier, Luxasia

“The highest high, the lowest low.” – Interview with Patrick Linden

Patrick has co-founded and invested in some of the most successful internet companies in South-East Asia. We first met during his time at Dealguru as we both had the same investor (Rebate Networks). He IPO‘ed his company under iBuy Group and then launched & invested in a handful of stellar companies (FoodRunner — acquired by Foodpanda), Duriana … Continue reading “The highest high, the lowest low.” – Interview with Patrick Linden

“Vision, mission, passion and action.” Interview with Teruhide Sato, BEENEXT

Teruhide Sato is a very successful entrepreneur turned VC (Beenext). He has invested in some of the unicorns globally as early stage investor. Before starting his own fund, Teru was the founder of Netprice in Japan. We first got to know each other through a common friend from Austria and I asked him at our … Continue reading “Vision, mission, passion and action.” Interview with Teruhide Sato, BEENEXT

Diversification is Key: An Alternative Way to Investing

“There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it and when he can.” Mark Twain Berlin, November 2011: I am waiting for my appointment with Deutsche Bank Wealth Management in Berlin/Germany. Our company got recently acquired by Google and I got from one day to another … Continue reading Diversification is Key: An Alternative Way to Investing