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Vertex Holdings and Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Chua Kee Lock

Fresh out of the studio, Chua Kee Lock, CEO of Vertex Holdings and managing partner of Vertex Ventures, Southeast Asia & India joined us in a conversation together with guest host Charles Reed Anderson of TechBurst Asia podcast about the venture capital firm and its footprint across Southeast Asia globally. We start with Kee Lock’s

By |2019-09-08T07:52:02+00:00September 8th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Wavemaker VC and PropertyGuru Group with Steve Melhuish

Steve Melhuish, co-founder of PropertyGuru and partner from Wavemaker VC, shares the lessons of his journey from an entrepreneur with PropertyGuru to now a partner in a venture capital firm. Steve started with the backstory behind on how he founded PropertyGuru and shared the lessons in scaling up the company across Southeast Asia and explained

By |2019-08-22T07:49:28+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Leadership and Regional Expansion of DocDoc with Grace Park

Grace Park, co-founder & president of DocDoc joined us in a conversation about leadership and regional expansion of DocDoc in Asia. Grace started the conversation, narrating her background as a military officer with the US army and how she moved subsequently from a military career into a business executive in notable healthcare companies. Grace shared

By |2019-08-10T04:33:14+00:00August 10th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Justin Hall

In episode 310, Justin Hall, partner from Golden Gate Ventures joined us in a conversation to discuss the state of venture capital in Southeast Asia. Justin shared his career journey in how he progressed from an associate to a partner within one of the well-known venture capital firms in Southeast Asia and explained what he

By |2019-08-04T12:47:36+00:00August 4th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Digital Transformation and Real Estate with Wilma Gerber

In episode 309, Wilma Gerber, the chief operating officer for project and development services in JLL Asia Pacific, joined us for a conversation on digital transformation in the real estate industry. Starting from her work in building technology before the iPhone turned the smartphone mainstream to building the 4G network in India which becomes Reliance

By |2019-07-17T22:56:45+00:00July 17th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Smart Cities Success with Charles Reed Anderson

In episode 308, Charles Reed Anderson joined us to discuss the recent report “Smart Cities Success: Connecting People, Proptech and Real Estate” which he collaborated with JLL. Charles discuss the major findings in the report and examine the role that governments are playing in shaping the concept of smart cities. Continuing the conversation, Charles shares

By |2019-07-14T07:05:19+00:00July 14th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

South China Morning Post and Perspectives on Media with Gary Liu

In Episode 307, Gary Liu, the chief executive officer of South China Morning Post (SCMP), joined us to discuss the vision and mission of the media outlet and offer his perspectives on media across Asia Pacific. We started with Gary sharing his career story and how he came to lead SCMP. He discuss the core

By |2019-06-29T08:08:15+00:00June 29th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

The Tech Cold War with Tim Culpan

In Episode 306, Tim Culpan, columnist from Bloomberg, joined us in a conversation to discuss the tech cold war. Starting from the definition when the event started with US ban on Huawei, Tim explained how the global technology supply chain will be affected in the process from Foxconn, TSMC to Apple. Tim also offered his

By |2019-06-28T13:33:21+00:00June 28th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

The Laws of Human Nature with Robert Greene

In episode 305, Robert Greene, author of the famous “48 Laws of Power”, joined us in a conversation to discuss his latest book “The Laws of Human Nature”. We dived deep in Robert’s background and how he was inspired to write the “48 Laws of Power” and subsequently his other books that led eventually to

By |2019-06-25T22:40:48+00:00June 25th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Xiaopeng Motors and the state of EVs in China with Rui Ma

In episode 304, Rui Ma, co-founder of Transformative Technology Academy and co-host of the Techbuzz China podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss Xiaopeng Motors and extending the conversation to analyse the state of electric cars (EVs) market in China. We dived deep to the origins of Xiaopeng Motors with its legendary founder, He

By |2019-06-23T12:56:40+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

The US Ban on Huawei and Peak Smartphone with Bryan Ma

In Episode 303, Bryan Ma, vice president from IDC joined us to discuss the US ban on Huawei and its implications to the smartphone market across the world. We dived deep to how Huawei will be crippled by being on the US entity list and whether Samsung will make a comeback due to this surprise

By |2019-06-20T13:12:17+00:00June 20th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

The Landing Pad with Austrade & Perspectives on Southeast Asia with Taliessin Reaburn

In episode 302, Taliessin Raeburn, the trade commissioner to Singapore with Australia Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) discuss the landing pad program in Singapore and shared his perspectives on business entry into the highly diverse Southeast Asia market. We began with an introduction to Austrade and the landing pad programs across the world and specifically

By |2019-06-13T10:58:12+00:00June 13th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Tencent Q1 2019 Earnings and Wechat 7.0 with Matthew Brennan

In episode 301, Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a conversation to discuss Tencent’s Q1 2019 earnings and how the latest version of Wechat app is now evolving with the consumers and enterprise.  We discuss the recent Q1 earnings of Tencent and how the company is moving ahead with the obstacle of getting

By |2019-06-08T09:49:21+00:00June 7th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Bernard Leong

In our episode 300, our host Bernard Leong will be interviewed on everything under the sun on Analyse Asia. With the interview conducted by Carol Yin, co-producer of the podcast, Bernard started with a couple of major announcements for Analyse Asia. Next, Bernard answered many interesting questions posed from the audience of the show such

By |2019-05-31T23:37:55+00:00May 31st, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 299: Can we invest into technology companies from China? with James Hull

James Hull, co-host of China Tech Investor podcast and founder of Hullx, joined us to discuss whether we can invest into technology companies from China. We start our conversation with James’ background and how he came to China and work in the realm of investments with different funds and capital groups. James explained how he

By |2019-05-23T13:09:13+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 298: Employee to Entrepreneur with Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski, host of Future Squared podcast and founder of Collective campus, returns to our podcast to discuss his latest book “Employee to Entrepreneur:  How to earn your freedom and do work that matters” and offered his thoughts to how the podcasting movement in Asia Pacific is evolving. We dived deep into why and how

By |2019-05-16T15:35:05+00:00May 16th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 297: Gojek vs Grab – Dawn of the Super App with Jon Russell

Jon Russell, reporter from TechCrunch, joined us in a conversation about the continuing war between Gojek and Grab with the dawn of the super app. We started our conversation on Honestbee’s recent predicament, the growth in series B-D funding for startups across Southeast Asia and Eduardo Saverin’s B-Capital recent raising of 406M for their fund.

By |2019-05-10T09:34:00+00:00May 10th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 296: Disrupting Japan with Tim Romero

Tim Romero, chief technology officer for TEPCO Ventures and host of “Disrupting Japan” podcast, joined us in a discussion on the entrepreneurial technology ecosystem of Japan. We started with Tim’s background and how he built his podcast to discuss startups & innovation in Japan. Subsequently, Tim dived deeper into the current evolution of the Japanese

By |2019-05-04T09:34:20+00:00May 4th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 295: Docdoc & Digital Healthcare in Asia with Cole Sirucek

Cole Sirucek, CEO and co-founder of Docdoc, joined us to discuss the evolution of his digital health startup leading in patient intelligence and shared his perspectives on digital healthcare across Asia. We started from Cole’s early career highlights particularly his time with Temasek and subsequently, the backstory to how Grace Park, his wife and he

By |2019-05-04T01:44:25+00:00April 26th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 294: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation across Asia Pacific with Joyce Yang

Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research is back on the podcast to share an overview of the regulatory landscape for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency across Asia Pacific with China included. She discuss the major misconceptions on the regulation of cryptocurrency and blockchain by governments across Asia Pacific and how startups and major corporations need

By |2019-04-20T08:39:03+00:00April 20th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 293: Insights into Huawei’s recent troubles with Zen Soo

Zen Soo, technology reporter from South China Morning Post (SCMP) and host of Inside China Tech, joins us for a conversation on Huawei’s recent troubles. We begin with Zen’s introduction of her coverage with SCMP, and the interesting story of her podcast. Then Zen dived deep into Huawei’s recent troubles which include the arrest of

By |2019-04-20T05:50:31+00:00April 10th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 292: RHL Ventures & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Rachel Lau

Rachel Lau, managing partner of RHL Ventures joined us in a conversation to discuss their newly formed venture capital firm and discuss her perspectives on venture capital trends in Southeast Asia. Rachel began the conversation with her background and how RHL Ventures is formed under a group of well-established family businesses behind them, their investment

By |2019-04-02T22:19:18+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 291: Vayner Media and Marketing in Asia Pacific with Jeff Nicholson

Jeff Nicholson, chief media officer of Vayner Media joined us in a conversation on the expansion of their business footprint in Asia Pacific and discuss the major trends in marketing and advertising across Asia Pacific, splitting between China and the rest of Asia. Jeff discuss the customer centric focus of Vayner Media and how they

By |2019-03-29T05:11:01+00:00March 29th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 290: Splice Beta and Media in Southeast Asia with Alan Soon

Alan Soon, co-founder and CEO of Splice Media joined us in a conversation about Splice Media and their latest conference, Splice Beta, and offered his perspectives on how the media businesses are now in the transformation mode across Southeast Asia. We discuss the interesting media companies and the non-traditional business models in the media business.

By |2019-03-21T15:09:56+00:00March 21st, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 289: Global Digital Report 2019 with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios joined us in a conversation on the global digital report 2019 and what it has installed for Asia Pacific in 2019. We start with the global trends of the report and zoomed it down to Asia Pacific, with the surprise that growth is still accelerating in the region

By |2019-03-15T10:05:27+00:00March 15th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 288: Asia Tech Podcast & Podcasting in Asia Pacific with Graham Brown

Graham Brown, founder of Asia Tech Podcast and Pitchdeck Asia TV joined us in a conversation about his current focus in the podcasting and video media business and his thoughts on the recent major announcements that shook the podcasting world and its impact to Asia Pacific. We first dived into his background and how he

By |2019-03-10T08:33:17+00:00March 10th, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 287: Binance with Joyce Yang

Joyce Yang from Global Coin Research joined us in a discussion to review Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally, its rapid rise and current lead in the industry. We began the chronological history of the company and  how the founders Zhao Changpeng and He Yi built up the cryptocurrency exchange from 2017 to now the

By |2019-03-03T14:56:55+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 286: The US and China Relationship with James Chau

James Chau, news anchor and editor at China-US Focus and World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador, joined us to discuss the current China and US relationship. We began with his background as a news anchor with Hong Kong TVB, BBC and CGTN (former CCTV news) and discuss his insights from his recent conversation with former US

By |2019-02-21T08:37:31+00:00February 21st, 2019|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

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|