Geeks Of The Valley

Geeks Of The Valley

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Geeks of the Valley connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today. We discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geeksofthevalley/support


A Global VC’s Framework on Tech Investments & Why AI Automation Matters Now with T Fund’s Jay Zhao
Oct 11 • 49 min
As an entrepreneur-turned-VC, Jay is a Partner at T Fund (fka TCL Ventures), a global CVC arm by TCL Corp, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Jay is also responsible for helping define TCL’s strategic roadmap as well as…
The “Impossible Foods of Seafood” with Kuleana’s Jacek Prus
Sep 27 • 35 min
Growing up an enthusiastic meat eater in Texas, Jacek watched Earthlings during his philosophy bachelors which sent him down a path of animal activism. After a few years of militantly promoting veganism, he pivoted to help animals through a…
New Business Models & Investment Opportunities in Asia Pacific with Click Venture’s Carman Chan
Sep 22 • 38 min
As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.…
Democratization, Digitization, and Public Policy in Asia Pacific with Ryan Terribilini
Sep 6 • 27 min
Ryan Terribilini comes from technology and public policy roles at Google and Ripple to study Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. We discuss some of the emerging issues related to internet privacy and surveillance in a…
Entrepreneurship through Acquisition with Thomas Street Partner’s Sam Krieg
Aug 31 • 34 min
Sam is former hedge fund analyst turned nonprofit operator who is from Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from Williams College, Sam worked as investment banker for JP Morgan and as an analyst with Balyasny Asset Management where he focused on midstream oil…
Venture Capital Investing in Silicon Valley, today and tomorrow with AiSprouts’s Suman Talukdar
Aug 24 • 37 min
Suman Talukdar is a venture-backed operator turned investor at AiSprouts.vc, where he is working with entrepreneurs on the next big ideas. With a track record of $7B in exits, with companies including Cloudflare and Anaplan, Suman invests in companies…
Mandarin Fluency & Business in Asia with Rufe Consulting’s Jamie Rufe
Aug 17 • 42 min
Jamie Rufe is a Taipei-based professional and entrepreneur, who is currently getting his Masters in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at National Taiwan Normal University. He’s been living in the Chinese-speaking for 10 years (2.5 in China, 7+ in…
Entrepreneurship & Comedy with Corporate Bro’s Ross Pomerantz
Aug 10 • 32 min
Ross Pomerantz AKA Corporate Bro, is a graduate of Stanford Business School and a professional comedian and content creator. He parodies life as a Silicon Valley salesman with weekly sketch comedy that can be found on Youtube or Instagram @Corporate.bro.…
Remote VC Investing & Startup Funding with Newchip’s Keagan Wernicke
Aug 2 • 23 min
Keagan Wernicke is the Chief Operating Officer at Newchip. Newchip is the #1 remote accelerator with a special focus on helping founders raise money. A founder, marketer, and serial entrepreneur, Keagan also currently owns a boutique marketing agency,…
Global Family Office Investing with Giampaolo Parigi, Chairman SFO
Jul 19 • 48 min
Giampaolo Parigi is a London-based venture capitalist, merchant banker, serial entrepreneur, and chairman of a single family office with 30 years of international track record on the primary and secondary markets. As a deal-maker, he ha invested and…
Funding Female-Led Startups in APAC with Her Capital’s Tanya Rolfe
Jul 12 • 22 min
Tanya founded the Ladies Investment Club in Singapore in 2017. Eager to enter the world of venture, she established a team of 40 female investors providing hard to access funding to female founders. Tanya has a track of building investor teams to provide…
Investing in Malaysia & APAC with Ficus Venture Capital’s Rina Neoh
Jul 6 • 39 min
Rina is a serial entrepreneur and Asian thought leader in the fields of startup incubation and acceleration, angel investments, venture capital funding, entrepreneurship education, startup ecosystem development, social enterprises, micro-entrepreneurship,…
The Digital Asset Regulatory Space and Neobanks with Gravitas International’s Malcolm Tan
Jun 29 • 34 min
Malcom is the Chairman and General Counsel of Gravitas International, Founder and CEO of Gravitas.Financial (Challenger Bank), and Managing Director of his own firm Malcolm Tan Chambers LLC, amongst other companies, Malcolm Tan is an established…
From Academia to Edtech: A Hong Konger’s Journey with Polygence’s Jin Yun Chow
Jun 22 • 25 min
Jin is an entrepreneur and scholar currently based in Stanford, California. Along with her co-founder Janos Perczel, she started Polygence, an Ed-Tech company that offers project-based research mentorship to students around the world. Jin graduated from…
The Future of Blockchain & Fintech in APAC with Rio DeFi’s John Patrick Mullin
Jun 15 • 35 min
John Patrick Mullin is a FinTech entrepreneur, blockchain expert, and educator living in Hong Kong. He started his career in investment banking having worked at Guotai Junan Securities in Shanghai, China. He then was a founding team member and Managing…
Quantitative VC Investing and a Path to Personal & Professional Growth with Nuno Goncalves Pedro
Jun 8 • 46 min
Nuno Goncalves Pedro is the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, the first ever quant early-stage VC firm in the Bay area, focused on consumer and enterprise software, with investments in App Annie, Gusto, Rubrik, Enish (IPO), Virta Health,…
Social Impact Initiatives and Global Startup Ecosystems with Byeonghun Kim
Jun 1 • 28 min
Byeonghun Kim (BK) is a Social Entrepreneur, Engineer, Founder of EcoMake, and Founder of Elwasta. Developer of startup ecosystems, he has traveled to various entrepreneurial communities around the globe to pursue his vision of decentralizing startup…
The Future of Silicon Valley and the Internet of Value with Gumi Cryptos Capital’s Miko Matsumura
May 25 • 67 min
Miko Matsumura is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptos, a US $30M venture capital fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. He is also an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He…
One Hundred Days of Solitude with Jonathan Lopez
May 18 • 30 min
Jonathan was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, where he developed a strong entrepreneurial spirit that has led him to seek opportunities around the world. At age 18, he moved to Montreal, Canada, traveling out of his hometown for the first time ever.…
Investment Opportunities in Energy & Other Beaten Down Sectors: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
May 11 • 33 min
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns. As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world’s largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns…
Africa’s Man of Steel with Samir Jezzini
May 4 • 29 min
Samir Jezzini is a Business Consultant, Private Wealth Manager, founder of Higbos Holdings, and founder of Estate Token Trust. Coming from a wealth and investment management background and looking through the eyes of the successful, he offers an intricate…
Doing Deals Responsibly in A Crisis with 1982’s Scott Krivokopich
Apr 27 • 43 min
1982 Ventures is a Singapore based VC firm focused on investing in early stage fintech start-ups in Southeast Asia. We have experience leading and executing fintech deals in the region. Our focus makes us the first port of call for fintech founders and…
A “Glimpse” into the Future with Akash Raju
Apr 20 • 29 min
Akash Raju is the Co-Founder and CEO of Glimpse, a startup enabling product placements in the real world. He is a Purdue graduate where he led many startup initatives and has past experience at companies like Microsoft and Tesla. Contact:…
COVID-19 & The Future Economy: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
Apr 12 • 29 min
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns. As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world’s largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns…
Behind The Blockchain: Michael Catt’s Journey into maturing the crypto industry
Feb 10 • 25 min
We sat down with Michael Catt, founder of the University of Kansas Blockchain Institute. He currently is a business development associate at Nebula Ventures, a fin-tech and property tech accelerator fund based in New York City. He shares his story of how…
Women in Entrepreneurship in Asia Pacific
Jan 20 • 24 min
Icey Jiang was a TEDx speaker, a venture capitalist, a former engineering student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a strategic thinker, she is a curious and creative individual with a passion for emerging technology. With an entrepreneurial…
PropTech with Bluenest?
Jan 6 • 26 min
Jeff is the Co-founder and CEO of Bluenest Pte Ltd. Jeff brings significant venture building experience from his early days contribution in Lazada and Zilingo . He worked on commercial strategy, new market expansion and growth in both ecommerce B2C and…
Introduction: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
Dec 23, 2019 • 30 min
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns. As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world’s largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns…
Coinstreet Partners
Nov 11, 2019 • 27 min
We sat down with Samson Lee, the CEO of Coinstreet Partners,a Digital Asset & Wealth Management Asset Tokenization Exchange Platform. The firm enables the next generation of decentralized full-integrated investment banks. He shares his story and impact of…
How to break into Venture Capital? Latest Startup Trends & Entrepreneurship Advice
Sep 23, 2019 • 24 min
We sat down with Keegan McNamara, who is a Student Venture Partner at Contrary Capital. He shares his story and impact of how he broke into the Venture Capital world. We also discuss the types of innovative projects and trends he’s seen and advice on how…
Welcome to the Geeks of the Valley Podcast
Sep 2, 2019 • 2 min
The “Geeks of the Valley” Podcast connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today, to discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy. LinkedIn:…