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Episode 285: The Trade Desk and Digital Advertising in Asia Pacific with Matt Harty

Matt Harty, senior vice president of Asia Pacific for The Trade Desk, joined us to discuss the footprint of the programmatic advertising company and the major trends on digital advertising across Asia Pacific. From the start, Matt introduces the concept of programmatic advertising and explains how The Trade Desk works with their customers and expands

By |2019-02-15T06:10:48+00:00February 15th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 284: Western Union in Asia Pacific & Trends in Fintech with Molly Shea

Molly Shea, general manager of Asia Pacific from Western Union joined us to discuss the business and distribution footprint of the company across Asia Pacific. We begin the conversation with Molly’s career story, and subsequently leading into the discussion on Western Union’s focus on digital services and geographic expansion in Asia Pacific. Last but not

By |2019-02-09T07:16:55+00:00February 9th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 283: The ByteDance Group with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk, closes the Bytedance trilogy of Toutiao and Douyin with the Bytedance Group. We discuss the mission and vision of the Bytedance Group, an artificial intelligence technology company and where they are after raising US$3B from SoftBank recently. We discuss the product portfolio of

By |2019-02-01T09:59:48+00:00February 1st, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 282: Numbers & Narratives China Edition with John Artman

John Artman, editor in chief from Technode of host of China Tech Talk, joined us in a conversation to discuss three different and interesting stories from China entrepreneurial space and align them in the underlying theme of explaining what numbers and narratives can mean in China. We began with the bike rental startups collapse, followed

By |2019-01-22T09:43:21+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 281: The Future is Asia with Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna, futurist, TED speaker and founder of Futuremap, joined us to discuss his book “The Future is Asian”. We kick off the conversation on the main themes of the book, and taking the Asian perspective on how we should look at world history. We discuss the geopolitical landscape of Asia, and why China’s Belt

By |2019-01-15T06:59:04+00:00January 15th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows, Podcasts|

Episode 280: Proptech in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson, founder of Charles Reed Anderson and associates joined us to discuss the state of proptech in Asia Pacific. Charles break down the real estate supply chain and discuss the key trends which are disrupting the real estate industry. We discuss how user experience and business model disruption are driving the current innovations

By |2019-01-08T07:56:13+00:00January 8th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 279: Luckin Coffee vs Starbucks in China with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joins us to discuss the coffee wars in China between the upstart, Luckin Coffee and Starbucks Cafe. We discuss the origins of the company and the strong management team led by Jenny Qian which brought the startup to its current stage. We discuss how Chinese consumers are now using Luckin

By |2019-01-01T09:19:03+00:00January 1st, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 278: State of China and SoftBank in 2018 with Shai Oster

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief from The Information, joins us to conclude the state of China and SoftBank in 2018 and offer his predictions in 2019. We discussed the five major events: one, ByteDance’s success with Douyin (or Tik Tok) globally and the upcoming war with Facebook; two, the SoftBank Vision Fund and its impact

By |2018-12-26T03:32:40+00:00December 26th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 277: State of Southeast Asia in 2018 with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom, co-founder of Map of the Money joined us to review the state of Southeast Asia in 2018. We started with the conversation on the movers and shakers in the ecosystem with Grab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia and its quest to be the super app with Go-Jek standing in her way. We discussed

By |2018-12-22T23:57:08+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 276: How to understand China Technology Companies as an investor with Elliott Zaagman

Elliott Zaagman, co-host of China Tech Investor podcast, joined us to discuss how to understand Chinese technology companies as an investor. We discussed the theme and intended audience for his current podcast, and dived deep into how we can value the technology giants in China from Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent to the recent upstarts such

By |2018-12-14T04:51:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 275: The Information with Jessica Lessin

Jessica Lessin, CEO and founder of The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the news media site and its current focus in Asia. Jessica began the conversation on why she was inspired to set up The Information, and offer the vision and mission of her company. Continuing the conversation, she shared her perspectives

By |2018-12-09T08:22:15+00:00December 9th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 274: How to do an ICO and Kleros with Federico Ast

Federico Ast, co-founder and CEO of Kleros joined us in a conversation on how to do an ICO, and the story behind his blockchain project, Kleros. He shared the backstory in how he put together a global team to build a blockchain dispute resolution layer, the decision process in doing an ICO and at the

By |2018-11-30T14:19:47+00:00November 30th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 273: Luxasia Group in Asia with Dr Wolfgang Baier

Dr Wolfgang Baier, group CEO of Luxasia Group joined us in a conversation to discuss the corporate transformation of the company and its current business footprint across Asia Pacific. Wolfgang shared his background as a consultant in McKinsey from Europe till his former role as Singpost CEO and narrate the backstory how he brought Alibaba

By |2018-11-17T00:13:31+00:00November 16th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 272: Why Chinese Tech Companies are going IPO this year with Shai Oster

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief from The Information joins us in a conversation on why Chinese technology companies are frantically going IPO this year and what it means for the Chinese market and the rest of the world. We begin our conversation with the upcoming subscriber event from the Information in Asia on Nov 12, 

By |2018-11-10T23:28:01+00:00November 10th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 271: Digital Trends across Southeast Asia and SEA Group with Santitarn Sathirathai

Santitarn Sathirathai, group chief economist of the SEA group joined us in a conversation to discuss the key digital trends that drive the growth of Southeast Asia. We began the conversation with the SEA Group and their current mission, vision and coverage across the region, and discuss their key products: Garena, Shopee and Airpay. Continuing

By |2018-11-01T22:46:24+00:00November 1st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 270: Rise of IoT in China and 5G across Asia with Charles Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson, founder of Charles Reed Anderson and Associates joined us to discuss the surprises that emerge from the IoT industry in Asia Pacific. We discussed why China has emerged the surprise winner of leading the IoT deployment race and whether it will lead the rest of the world in IoT technologies. In the

By |2018-10-27T09:33:21+00:00October 27th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 269: Hubspot in Asia and Scaling Companies with J D Sherman

J D Sherman from Hubspot joined us in a conversation to discuss Hubspot in Asia and his perspectives on how to scale companies across the world. We started the conversation with JD sharing his background and introduce the backstory, vision and mission behind Hubspot, a developer & marketer of software products for inbound marketing and

By |2018-10-24T10:10:00+00:00October 24th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 268: The Future of Mobility in Asia and Nissan with Vincent Wijnen

Vincent Wijnen, senior vice president from Nissan in Asia & Oceania joined us in a conversation to discuss the future of mobility in Asia. We began our conversation on the concept of autonomous vehicles and how it will transform the concept of mobility in Asia. We discussed the major themes around autonomous vehicles specifically in

By |2018-10-21T05:27:58+00:00October 21st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 267: Go-Jek in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya

Rama Mamuaya, founder and CEO of DailySocial joined us to discuss one of the most important startup unicorns in Indonesia, Go-Jek. We discussed the backstory behind G0-Jek which evolved from a ride-hailing to now a super app that bridge payments, ride hailing and other services in Indonesia, and why it’s giving Grab a run for

By |2018-10-10T23:40:08+00:00October 10th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 266: Jack Ma and Leadership Transition in Alibaba Group with Rui Ma

Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and co-host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us to discuss Jack Ma’s recent announcement to step down as the chairman of Alibaba Group, the leadership transition within Alibaba Group and where they will be heading next. We discussed Jack Ma’s influence within the Alibaba Group and how his

By |2018-09-29T10:24:28+00:00September 29th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 265: Entrepreneur First with Alex Crompton

Alex Crompton from Entrepreneur First (EF) joined us to discuss the progress of their startup incubator in Singapore and Hong Kong and how they are helping entrepreneurs to build their startup companies by employing a talent first approach. We dived deep into the vision, mission and backstory behind EF and how it operates across the

By |2018-09-22T19:41:14+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 264: The Billionaire Raj with James Crabtree

James Crabtree, associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yee School of Public Policy joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book “The Billionaire Raj: A Journey through India’s New Gilded Age” and what it means for where India will move in the next decade. We discussed the major themes of the

By |2018-09-09T01:32:54+00:00September 9th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Weekly Review #0000003: Why Tencent will beat Facebook in the long term, Part 2

In our review #0000003 this week, we discussed the tussle of Alibaba & Didi over Ofo, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist on why the startups need to learn from China, and how South Korea’s potential ban of cryptocurrency exchanges might dent the bitcoin markets.

By |2018-01-30T11:08:53+00:00January 20th, 2018|Featured, Reviews|

Weekly Review #0000002: Why Tencent will beat Facebook in the long term, Part 1

In our review #0000002 this week, we discussed why Hong Kong Stock Exchange is poised to be an ideal location for major Chinese technology companies to go public, the deal between Xiaomi and Facebook and how to follow the Chinese technology giants and SoftBank in their investments across Southeast Asia and India.

By |2018-01-20T08:13:42+00:00January 8th, 2018|Featured, Reviews|

Forrest Li is Singapore tech’s next​ poster boy

Finally, Singapore has a new tech poster boy in China-born Forrest Li (photo above), a permanent resident in Singapore. A May 24 report from CNBC says ​Li has​ filed to list his Internet company, Sea, formerly known as Garena, in the United States in early 2018. ​The listing could raise about US$1 billion for the nine-year-old company. Before Li,

By |2017-06-01T07:31:30+00:00May 25th, 2017|Featured, Latest|