vinnie-lauria We interview Vinnie Lauria (@vlauria), founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures in Singapore. We discuss how Vinnie moved from Silicon Valley to Singapore with his wife Kristine Lauria (our guest on episode 6), the Kauffman fellowship, the back stories behind the most interesting start-ups in Southeast Asia: RedMart, 99.co, Carousell, Bilna and Coda Payments where they have shifted the ground with follow-up investments from Sequoia, Softbank and other major players entering the region. We discuss the challenge in navigating Southeast Asia landscape from legal, infrastructure, payments to talent acquisition.

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Producer’s Note: In the course of the podcast, you will hear Chinese opera music lingering in the background. The reason is that the recording is done from Bernard’s home on level 4, where a funeral procession was happening below in the same evening when he was recording. We have done our best on the audio file but you can hear the interview pretty clearly with a slight background noise. Our apologies if you feel the sound quality is not up to mark.

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The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) and is sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn).

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