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Be inspired by the best leaders of Southeast Asia tech. Jeremy Au is a VC, serial entrepreneur & Harvard MBA interviewing brave founders, investors & rising stars. Build the future, learn from the past & stay human in between. No B.S on success. Get transcripts, startup resources & community discussions at www.jeremyau.com. New episodes every Monday & Thursday. Looking for more guests from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines & Singapore. Dad, hiking & tea.

Be inspired by the best leaders of Southeast Asia tech. Jeremy Au is a VC, serial entrepreneur & Harvard MBA interviewing brave founders, investors & rising stars. Build the future, learn from the past & stay human in between. No B.S on success. Get transcripts, startup resources & community discussions at www.jeremyau.com. New episodes every Monday & Thursday. Looking for more guests from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines & Singapore. Dad, hiking & tea.

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Be inspired by the best leaders of Southeast Asia tech. Jeremy Au is a VC, serial entrepreneur & Harvard MBA interviewing brave founders, investors & rising stars. Build the future, learn from the past & stay human in between. No B.S on success. Get transcripts, startup resources & community discussions at www.jeremyau.com. New episodes every Monday & Thursday. Looking for more guests from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines & Singapore. Dad, hiking & tea.

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English


Episodes

Rachel Wong: Startup Lawyers, Fundraising Contracts & Legal Tradeoffs

10/20/2021
Rachel graduated from King's College, London (LL.B.) in 2013 with First Class Hons. Since then, she has worked as a corporate M&A lawyer in leading international law firms such as White & Case LLP, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee and Allen & Gledhill LLP in Singapore and London. She is also a committee member of The Law Society of Singapore (Corporate Committee and the CPD Committee). Whilst helping a founder in his series fundraising process in Singapore, she was impressed by how...

Duration:00:06:53

Galvin Widjaja: Consultants vs. Founders, Computer Vision AI & Digital Privacy

10/17/2021
Galvin is the CEO and Co-founder of Lauretta.io, a profitable Techstars company that builds bleeding edge military grade computer vision technologies that are now available to commerical buyers with no AI capability of them own. Prior to this, Galvin wore two hats as a data strategist in DBS, building RegTech products, while also running Es Teler 77 Singapore, a chain of quick service restaurants serving nostalgically authenic Indonesian food to our migrant population. He was also CFO of...

Duration:00:54:18

Aditya Mehta: Creative Side Hustle, Two-Sided Marketplaces & Escaping Batman's Pit

10/13/2021
Aditya Mehta is the Founder CEO of Art&Found™ — a curated marketplace for South Asian artists making art accessible to global buyers and brands like WeWork, Levi's and Starbucks: www.artandfound.co Prior to Art&Found, Aditya worked as a Senior Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai driving creative and social impact campaigns for Mondelez International (Cadbury), Castrol Asia-Pac and Cancer Patients Aid Association. If this solo founder gets any time off work, it goes into CrossFit, graphic...

Duration:00:47:09

Mika Reyes: Kumu Employee #8, Philippines Diaspora & Product Career

10/10/2021
Mika Reyes is currenty building something new in the creator economy, as part of the South Park Commons Founder Fellowship. 💼 She was Previously PM @ LinkedIn Jobs, Kumu & Ripcord through the KPCB Product Fellowship. She also started the Filip[in]os @ LinkedIn group & was a Women in Product executive member. 🎓 She graduated B.A. Economics, Psychology, Data Analysis from Wesleyan University, Phi Beta Kappa & a summa cum laude equivalent and is a proud Philippine Science High School...

Duration:01:00:45

Alfa Bumhira: Family Funeral Business to Apple, Africa vs. SE Asia & Workforce Learning

10/6/2021
Alfa is a lifelong entrepreneur, adventurer, and a technology enthusiast. As the CEO & Co-founder of ProSpark, he is mainly focused on the company’s growth in SE Asia and in other emerging markets. Prior to forming ProSpark, Alfa has worked for technology companies in the United States in Silicon Valley such as Apple Inc. and Rockwell Automation. He also has extensive commercial and engineering experiences across multiple industries in the CPG, Manufacturing, Energy, Consulting, Health...

Duration:00:49:17

Paulo Joquiňo: VC Content Machines, Thought Leadership Algorithms & Picking Battles

10/3/2021
Paulo Joquiño is a writer and content producer for tech companies. He shares the stories and insights of founders and investors in Southeast Asia as the senior content strategist of Insignia Ventures Partners, through the firm's official publication Insignia Business Review and podcast On Call with Insignia Ventures. Last year, he co-authored and published a book with Yinglan introducing the region’s startup ecosystem and their views on company building in Southeast Asia -- Navigating...

Duration:01:03:22

Xi Liu: Sexual Health, China vs. US Culture & Diving Without Knowing How To Swim

9/29/2021
Xi Liu is the founder and CEO of Ferne Health, a women-focused healthcare insights platform that delivers at-home screenings and consultations for sexual health. Xi started Ferne Health to challenge the stigma around women's private health concerns in Asia. Xi was a product manager at the Alexa Voice Service team of Amazon prior to starting Ferne. Working closely with the industry giants such as Lenovo and Facebook, her team was to design and deliver Alexa voice assistant's integration...

Duration:00:40:28

Mao Ching Foo: Running Quant Funds, Data Science & IQ vs. EQ

9/26/2021
Mao Ching Foo is the Co-Founder at RealVantage, a property co-investment platform bringing access and enables users to easily own investment grade properties without the traditional hassles of being a landlord. Previously Mao was the CTO & Chief Data Scientist of Funding Societies | Modalku, leading and growing the technology and data teams while working closely with the business teams to scale the platform for users. Prior to Funding Societies, Mao founded QVantage, a startup empowering...

Duration:00:45:40

Cheng Zishuang: Bad Silicon Valley Advice, Hustle P*rn & SE Asia Media vs. Creators

9/22/2021
Zishuang is currently spending time writing about tech startups in South-East Asia at https://zishuang.substack.com/ . More than the act of putting out his thoughts, he appreciates the feedback he gets from it. He's also spending time as a Venture Scout with Saison Capital which is an early stage venture fund with a focus on SouthEast Asia and India. In this capacity, he works with the fund to fund the best startups and understanding what verticals we should bet on. Prior to this, he was...

Duration:01:35:31

Jes Min: Malaysia & Indonesia Marketplaces, Consulting to Founder & Pandemic Leadership

9/19/2021
Jes Min is Co-Founder and CEO of The Recommend Group, South East Asia's #1 Home and Property Platform operating in Indonesia (Sejasa.com) and Malaysia (Recommend.my). The company connects customers and businesses to tens of thousands of the top-rated service professionals in categories like renovations, interior design, cleaning, aircon servicing, electrical repairs and pest control. Recommend Group is unique in its vision of building technology that turns services into products, by...

Duration:01:10:40

Reuben Noronha: Consultants vs. Founders, From Failure To Zilingo & On Deck vs. Entrepreneur First

9/15/2021
Reuben Noronha has spent the last few years building and scaling businesses in Asia. He founded his first company, Nivaasa, a co-living startup in India, in 2016 and ran it for a few years before selling it. He then had the opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to build and scale new business verticals at Zilingo. He enjoys the 0 to 1 phase the most and love building teams up. When not working, he spends his time podcasting, DJing, and trying to understand the cryptocurrency world. Show...

Duration:00:48:34

Crystal Widjaja: GoJek Early Days, Organizational Debt & Learning from Mistakes

9/12/2021
Crystal Widjaja is the Chief Product Officer of Kumu, a social live streaming superapp platform that amplifies Filipino creativity, community, and commerce. She is currently the cofounder of Generation Girl, a non-profit for young women in STEM fifelds, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Reforge, an educational program for product and growth practitioners, and an angel investor through the Sequoia Scout and Monk's Hill funds, where she works with startups across South East Asia and the Bay...

Duration:00:48:58

Q&A: On Deck Fellowship Benefits vs. Cost, Maximizing Your Experience & Finding Cofounders

9/8/2021
Cathy Liu is an analyst, designer, and aspiring entrepreneur. Her most recent projects included building the open-source platform, Help With Covid, with Sam Altman, Radu Spineanu, and a team of core volunteers. Over three months, Help With Covid attracted the work of 800+ projects and 17,000 volunteers who aimed to quickly solve some of the most hard-pressed problems during the pandemic. She was born and raised in California in the United States where she currently calls San Francisco Bay...

Duration:01:12:26

Harvard MBA Unbundling, Anti-Marketing and Q&A

9/5/2021
In this special Q&A episode, Jeremy unbundles his experiences from Harvard's MBA program. Show notes at: https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/harvard-mba-qna You can find the community discussion for this episode at: https://club.jeremyau.com/c/podcasts/harvard-mba-qna This episode is produced by Kyle Ong.

Duration:00:55:46

Valerie Vu: Vietnam Startups, Entrepreneurial Parents & VC as Career

9/1/2021
Valerie is Vietnam Country Head of Venturra Capital, a Southeast Asia focused venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology-based businesses headquartered in Jakarta. Venturra’s primary investment focus is on internet companies, in sectors such as e-commerce, financial technology, marketplaces, healthcare and education amongst others. Valerie began her career at Deloitte U.S. where she provided clients in the asset management industry with the tax and deal advisory services....

Duration:00:53:42

Anna Haotanto: Founder Ordeals, Failure Stigma & Financial Security

8/29/2021
Anna Haotanto is the Partner & COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is also the founder (former CEO) of The New Savvy – Asia’s leading financial, investments and career platform for women. Anna is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and was in charge of the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University...

Duration:01:03:22

Q&A: Clubhouse vs. Podcasts, Moderating & Mentors

8/25/2021
In this bonus episode, Jeremy answers Q&A from his four interns, Adriel Yong, Tan Yong Quan, Lyndon Lee & Pooja Sinha on Clubhouse and the future of Audio storytelling. Show notes at: https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/clubhousevspodcasts You can find the community discussion for this episode at: https://club.jeremyau.com/c/podcasts/clubhousevspodcasts This episode is produced by Kyle Ong.

Duration:00:28:24

Jenna Hua on Environmental Toxins, PHD to YC Founder & Citizen Science

8/18/2021
Jenna Hua is the founder and CEO of Million Marker, a health-tech company that empowers people to detox their lives through mail-in test kits, lifestyle audits, and counseling. Harmful chemicals are present in food and drinks, plastics, and everyday products. These chemicals have been linked to infertility, IVF failure, child development, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Million Marker is the first and only company that makes it easy for everyday consumers to learn about their toxic chemical...

Duration:00:57:08

Dalia Katan on 4 Million MySpace Users, Celebration Psychology & Retention vs. Virality

8/15/2021
Dalia Katan is the CEO and Founder of Presently, a leading group celebration startup that helps groups collaborate around special occasions. At Presently, Dalia is working to create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for communities to connect regardless of proximity, leveraging over 15 years of experience in design, business strategy, and inclusion. Before Presently, Dalia worked as a management consultant at Deloitte and as an independent consultant. She worked closely with...

Duration:00:53:12

Joseph Ling On Civil Service to Founder, Pivot Psychology & Hospitality Digitalization

8/11/2021
Joseph Ling is the Founder and CEO of Vouch, an award-winning technology start-up that creates engaging digital concierges to help hotels streamline operations and enhance guest experience. Since launching, Vouch has steadily garnered recognition for its work in catalysing digital transformation in the hospitality industry, receiving the Singapore Tourism Awards’ Best Business Innovation award in 2019, as well as being named one of PhocusWire’s “Hot 25 startups for 2021”. The company has...

Duration:00:52:55