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Ep.14: Alexandre Lazarow, Investment Director of Cathy Innovation. Capital for Good: is CoVid an accelerator

Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names. The economic value of startups has doubled since 1992 and is projected to double again in the next fifteen years. For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startups are now taking root everywhere, from Delhi to Detroit to Nairobi to São Paulo. Yet despite this globalization of startup activity, our knowledge of how to build successful startups is still drawn primarily from Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley “gospel” is due for a refresh—and it comes from what he calls the “frontier,” the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe. The frontier is a truly different world where startups often must cope with political or economic instability and lack of infrastructure, and where there might be little or no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools. Under such conditions, entrepreneurs must be creators who build industries rather than disruptors who change them because there are few existing businesses to disrupt. The companies they create must be global from birth because local markets are too small. They focus on resiliency and sustainability rather than unicorn-style growth at any cost. With rich and wide-ranging stories of frontier innovators from around the world, Out-Innovate is the new playbook for innovation—wherever it has the potential to happen. Support the show


Ep.13: Kelvin Cheung, Chief Research & Development Officer of NOIZ

Like many inventors, when there is a good idea you don’t stop and you keep pushing until you perfect it. With this never give up mentality, Kelvin is one of the curators for a non-profit project called ZION Village. It is a sustainable smart village made of container homes, powered by solar energy and cryptomining technology. The project is at its early stage and located at Science Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With blockchain and other emerging technologies, Kelvin aims to solve some of the most pressing issues in urban poverty. His goals include open-sourcing the engineering blueprint of his self-sustaining smart container homes and decentralizing the mining process which will bring the underprivileged something similar to a universal basic income to fight against social exclusion. Tune in to learn more about this meaningful initiative. Support the show


Ep.12: Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity Foundation

In this podcast, you will learn real applications of Blockchain For Good and how it can solve some of the social issues. Stepping into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, advancements in technology could also be used to close the social gap. At Binance Charity Foundation, Helen’s work is to spearhead the economic transformation of the bottom billions in Africa. Offering a solution to build financial infrastructure and transparency to tackle a very common issue in philanthropy, leaking basket problem and bringing real solutions to end beneficiaries. Tune in to learn more about these game-changing initiatives Helen and the Binance team are working on. Support the show


Ep.11: Simon Cocking, Chief Editor of Irish Tech News

In this discussion, Simon will share a range of cases on how technology is doing good by solving some of the world’s greatest problems. Moving beyond the rhetoric, we should focus on bringing people together through decisions and actions, this means the leadership we channel need to display a better sense of urgency and purpose that is more than financial gains. Again, technology is always neutral and it depends on how we use it. Tune in to get the full experience sharing and learn what are people are using Tech for Good. Support the show


Ep.10: Rodney Schwartz, CEO of ClearlySo and John Lloyd, Chief Marketing Officer

In this exchange, you will learn how impact investing has evolved and become mainstream among institutional investors and family offices in Europe. In the early days, it was only a selected few who seek businesses that bring long term value and sustainable impact. As time progresses, Next Gens also plays a pivotal role in mobilising more capital into this space as they see first hand the immediate effects of climate change and how it is affecting all of us. Additionally, the ClearlySo team shares two projects they are working closely on — a high-tech health company that develops prosthetic devices, and a project that focuses on closing the education gap for the less privileged. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the forerunners in the space and catch the full podcast. Support the show


Ep.9: David Kim, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Block Capital

Data goes hand in hand with sustainability, without it, people cannot assess a company’s ESG performance. In this podcast, David will share how the data gap can be closed and how emerging technology like Blockchain can help. Looking back, business is built on trust and personal relationships. In today's business world, we transact over the internet and trust is built on the data we receive. It leads us to ask questions like whether we can trust this data, how can we verify it and more. To learn more about how these two factors can drive the agenda forward, listen to the full episode. Support the show


Ep.8: Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global IMPACT

It requires continuous awareness and education in society to truly embrace inclusion. In this episode, you will learn how Debra is closing the gap on this agenda. Inclusion plays a big part in developing new technologies such as AI. If we don’t pay attention to unconscious bias, we will program it into the technology. It can continue to hold back millions of people. Imagine a young girl playing with a toy that is trained by male programmers. The toy asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The girl said, “I want to build cars.” The toy replied, “how about fashion design?” This is just one example of unconscious bias, there are more in other areas of our daily lives. Tune in to learn more about inclusion and diversity. Awareness is the first step to close any gap and build a better future for everyone. Support the show


Ep.7: Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited

Ellie believes that embracing sustainability will create long-term value for the company and their clients. In this podcast, she shares how New World Development aspires to build a better society through innovation and sustainable growth. To do so, the company incorporates this agenda across all business units, making it a key priority and launches different programs. ESG is not just a box-ticking exercise. It is used as a benchmark to drive the business forward, like the engine of a car and bring real impact. Support the show


Ep.6: Spiros Margaris, Founder of Margaris Ventures

Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some of the advisory mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, MediaStalker, GOKONG, Yield Growth and F10 Accelerator), is the Founder of Margaris Ventures, and is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking. He was ranked the international No.1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. Also he is frequently being named on the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings. Spiros is a keynote speaker at international FinTech, and InsurTech conferences, appearing at IBM, TEDxAcademy and more. He published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP. Support the show


Ep.5: Nigel Walsh, Partner at Deloitte Digital

As a Partner in Deloitte Digital, Nigel Walsh leads disruptive technology within insurance for the firm. You can hear him regularly on the InsurTech insider's podcast where he co-hosts the show and read his insight where he has been selected as one of the many co-authors for the recent best-selling InsurTech book. Titled Frictionless Insurance in a Land of Utility, his chapter focuses on the intersection of customer experience and the rise of the sharing economy. Nigel has a background in end-to-end technology transformation for property and casualty from core systems through to digital transformation, robotics, and AI. He now leads the firm's proposition for InsurTech disruptors and how they engage across the insurance sector and supports the enablement of new business models including the sharing economy. Support the show


Ep.4: Richard Peers, Senior Director Financial Services Industry at Microsoft

Richard Peers leads Microsoft’s WW Industry team for Retail/Private and Wealth Banking. He has spent the last 22 years at Microsoft in sales, services and marketing leadership, with the last eight years deeply engaged with clients, Fintech’s and partners in Financial Services. Working on projects and engaging with leadership teams he brings an up to the minute insight on the vision and the practicalities of “Digital Banking Transformation”. Support the show


Ep.3: Sally Eaves, CEO and Founder of Aspirational Futures

In episode 3, Sally shares her insights on how to bridge the gap between talk and action in making an impact in education through adopting frontier technology. In her experience, people from different positions must come together and collaborate on ideas. Frontier technology is only one piece of the puzzle. Collectively, infrastructure problems such as limitations in accessing the internet and mobile technology must be addressed in tandem. Support the show


Ep.2: Curtis S. Chin, Milken Institute Asia Fellow and former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank.

In this episode, Curtis shared what it means to pursue the portfolio life by contributing across sectors. Follow his journey of inclusion and equity, through a portfolio life in and out of the public and private sectors. With his extensive travels, Curtis always gets asked how a country can be the new “BRIC” where emerging economies once seen as drivers of global growth. He would say worry less about the BRIC and focus on finding the right balance when it comes to the battle of the “little BRIC” – bureaucracy, regulation, interventionism, corruption. Support the show


Ep.1: Charles d'Haussy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ConsenSys

In this episode, we chat with Charles on how blockchain is beyond cryptocurrencies and how it helps accelerate sustainable development. We touch on real applications contributing to climate actions, luxury sector's philanthropic giving and how Tech For Good is indeed possible. Support the show


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