The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

Most people with interest in Venture Capital and brand building have actively followed the Icarus story of We: Going from a $46b valuation to survival mode. There have been couple of good articles writing about the challenges of todays' startups - from brand building of artificial unicorns to what's currently wrong with the start up picture. … Continue reading The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

“Be crazy” Interview with Zaky

Zaky is Co-Founder and CEO of bukalapak - one of Indonesia’s unicorn companies (=worth more than $1 billion dollars). Zaky and I, we have both attended the first Innovators-Retreat consisting of a delegation of entrepreneurs, innovators and high-tech people from South-East Asia and Austria. We were also on the same EurAsian Entrepreneurship panel at the … Continue reading “Be crazy” Interview with Zaky

“Passion & excitement in ideas” Interview with Marco Breu

Marco and I, we got to know each other through our co-investment in OkieLa in Vietnam. Apart from his day job (Global Partner of McKinsey and Managing Partner for Vietnam) he is also supporting start-ups in the region. In addition, he has co-founded the Mekong Business Challenge to promote Entrepreneurship. Marco is currently on a sabbatical … Continue reading “Passion & excitement in ideas” Interview with Marco Breu

“One important bit of advice: just start” Interview with Jonah Levey

Jonah and I, we have got to know each other through our co-investment in OkieLa in Vietnam. He has started the largest job-listing platform in Vietnam (VietnamWorks) which got acquired by en-Japan in 2015, and is now an angel investor and advisor to startups.  He has become a family friend and I truly enjoy bouncing … Continue reading “One important bit of advice: just start” Interview with Jonah Levey

“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

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

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

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

“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

Cheers to IPO 2.0: Next Generation IPO – Tokenization of Equity

Last Wednesday, Patrick and I, we had a (long overdue) dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Gyu-Kaku Prime in Singapore. We have worked both in the group-buying industry (he launched & IPO’ed iBuy Group and I co-founded & exited DailyDeal) and ever since have been active in the internet industry as co-founder or early-stage investors. … Continue reading Cheers to IPO 2.0: Next Generation IPO – Tokenization of Equity