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207: The Shenzhen Startup Ecosystem with Jan Smejkal - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 21 • 32 min
Jan Smejkal, China & Asia Pacific community director of Startup Grind joined us to discuss the Shenzhen startup ecosystem in China. He provided an comprehensive overview of the interesting startups, incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms…
206: Carousell & Scaling in Asia with Marcus Tan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 17 • 29 min
Marcus Tan, co-founder and president of Carousell joined us in a conversation on his company which he co-founded and where it is heading after their series B round with leading investors such as Rakuten Ventures & Sequoia Capital. We discussed the humble…
205: Qtum Foundation from China to Global with Patrick Dai - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 13 • 27 min
Patrick Dai, co-founder & chairman of Qtum foundation joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory behind Qtum Foundation. We discussed the mission and vision of Qtum as a open source blockchain project emerging from China and now armed with a…
204: Myth Busters, the China Edition with John Artman - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 1 • 44 min
John Artman, editor in chief for Technode and host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us to debunk the narratives on China that has been propagated from different parts of the world. We began with his story and how he came to China. In our discussion, we…
203: Weibo is not Twitter of China with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 27 • 27 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel & host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us on a discussion on Sina Weibo and why it is not the “Twitter” of China. We discussed the origins, the products, revenue & business models in Weibo, and how it was spun off from…
202: Japan Startup Ecosystem in 2017 with James Riney - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 23 • 20 min
James Riney from 500 Startups, Japan joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of Japan startup ecosystem. We discussed where the 500 Startups Japan fund is now, some interesting tidbits on what is happening with the ecosystem there, and his…
201: Cherubic Ventures & Taiwan Startup Ecosystem with Tina Cheng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 18 • 29 min
Tina Cheng from Cherubic Ventures joined us in a conversation about the firm’s investments across the region from Greater China to US. We discussed the mission, vision and management team behind Cherubic Ventures and discuss how they looked at founders &…
200: Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 13 • 37 min
Our host, Bernard Leong is on the hot seat for this special 200th episode to be interviewed by Charles Reed Anderson. Bernard discussed his day job, his time in Singularity University at Silicon Valley last year and work achievements to date. In the same…
Special Episode: BAT in Southeast Asia with Bernard Leong on China Tech Talk - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 11 • 53 min
Before the special episode 200, we have a special episode from China Tech Talk hosted by John Artman from Technode & Matthew Brennan from China Channel where our host Bernard Leong was recently chatting about the entrance of Baidu, Alibaba & Tencent in…
199: Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong with Alan Chan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 9 • 32 min
Alan Chan joined us in a conversation to discuss his firm, Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong and offer his perspectives on the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He shared his investment thesis & his insights in how he work with the startups as an investor. Last but…
198: Samsung Electronics in 2017 with Jan Dawson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 3 • 22 min
Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research, host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech narratives of the technology giants in Asia & the Korean chaebol: the Samsung Group. In the second of the two…
197: Tech Narratives with BAT & Softbank in Asia with Jan Dawson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 1 • 29 min
Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech narratives of the technology giants in Asia & the Korean chaebol: the Samsung Group. In the first of the two…
196: Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact on Asia with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 29 • 24 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the major announcements from Apple WWDC 2017 and how…
195: Google I/O and its impact to Asia with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 27 • 28 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the first part, we discussed the major announcements arising from Google I/O 2017 with the focus on…
194: Bitcoin and Blockchain in China with John Riggins - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 20 • 20 min
John Riggins from BTC Media joined us in a conversation on the latest happenings of bitcoin and blockchain in China. We discussed the chronology in how bitcoin became mainstream in the Chinese technology ecosystem. John also shared the major players in…
193: Reliance Jio in India with Navkendar Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 13 • 23 min
Navkendar Singh from IDC India joined us on a discussion about the up and rising telco, Reliance Jio in India. We discussed the mission, vision, business structure of the company and its relation to the Reliance Group conglomerate in India, and how they…
192: Asian Airlines in Crisis & Rise of China Aviation with Paul Papadimitriou - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 10 • 41 min
Paul Papadimitriou, host of Layovers podcast & founder of Intelligencr, joined us in a conversation to discuss the crisis of Asian airlines and the rise of China aviation. We discussed why the top Asian airlines such as Cathay Pacific & Singapore Airlines…
191: The Taiwan Startup Stadium & Ecosystem with Holly Harrington - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 1
Holly Harrington, general manager from Taiwan Startup Stadium joined us on a conversation about the Taiwan startup stadium & ecosystem. We discussed the mission and role of Taiwan Startup Stadium with entrepreneurial ecosystem in Taiwan, the up and coming…
190: Nintendo & Smartphone Gaming in Japan 2017 with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 24 • 23 min
Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Japan, joined us in a conversation to discuss Nintendo’s progress and the smartphone gaming space within Japan in 2017. We began with a conversation on Nintendo’s recent forays with mobile gaming, the surprise success of…
189: Corporate Innovation in Asia Pacific with Steve Glaveski - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 16
Steve Glaveski, founder of Collective Campus & host of the FutureSquared podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss corporate innovation in Asia Pacific. We discussed the concept of corporate innovation and how companies from Asia Pacific are thinking…
188: The Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem with Jay Kim - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14
Jay Kim, host of the Jay Kim show & author of “Hack Your Fitness”, joined us to discuss the chronology of the rise of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He discussed the chronology of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and how it has transformed into a vibrant…
187: Toutiao with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14 • 25 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a fascinating conversation on Toutiao, one of the new emerging mobile apps focused on AI and their applications in news and information. We discussed the chronology, product & services and business models…
186: BAT from China to Silicon Valley with Liza Lin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14 • 24 min
Liza Lin, technology reporter from Wall Street Journal joined us in a conversation on the three important technology giants of China: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, aka the BAT and their influence from China to Silicon Valley. We discussed their ongoing…
185: SeedPlus & Venture Capital with Michael Smith & Tiang Lim Foo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14
Michael Smith Jr and Tiang Lim Foo, partners from Seedplus joined us in a conversation to discuss their recent closing of US$20M for their fund and where they are heading next. We also chatted about their daily lives as venture capitalists, how they…
184: Competing Against Luck with Karen Dillon - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14 • 21 min
Karen Dillon, one of the authors from the book “Competing against Luck” joined us in a conversation to discuss the “jobs to be done” framework and why it is important about customer choice and innovation in disruption theory. She also discussed how…
183: The Apple Supply Chain in Asia with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14 • 28 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in an interesting discussion to shed a light on Apple’s supply chain in Asia. We discussed Apple’s recent Q2 2017 earnings and its impact to Asia, the tight schedule in how Apple and their suppliers such as…
182: Salesforce and Innovation in Asia Pacific with Rob Wickham - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 27 min
Rob Wickham, Regional Vice President, Innovation and Digital Transformation, from Salesforce joined us to discuss the footprint of the company and their recent published report on innovation in Asia Pacific. We discussed the major priorities and…
181: Ant Financial with Zennon Kapron - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 29 min
Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the Ant Financial, one of China’s largest finance companies. We discussed their vision, mission, leadership & financial services after their spinoff from Alibaba Group.…
180: The Upstarts with Brad Stone - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 34 min
Brad Stone, senior executive editor of Bloomberg LP and author of his new book, “The Upstarts”, joined us for a discussion on the back story of Uber and Airbnb and their evolution in the sharing economy. Brad shared his impressions of Cheng Wei, founder…
179: The Pulse of Livestreaming in China with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 29 min
Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined us in a conversation on the pulse of live-streaming in China. We discussed the business structure & supply chain of livestreaming companies within China, the chronology on how the whole business have…
178: The Evolution of Wechat Ecosystem with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 22 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed their international strategy, the competition for the attention of wechat users by brands and…
177: The Wechat Ecosystem – Growth, Ads & Payments with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 23 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a two part conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the potential slowdown of Wechat users growth, their main revenue drivers, advertising…
176: Smartphones and Demonetisation in India with Navkendar Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 13 • 33 min
Navkendar Singh from IDC joined us for an interesting discussion on the coverage of smartphones brands and the impact of the demonetisation event in India. We covered the profile of the typical India smartphone user and their usage patterns. We discussed…
175: The Tipping Point for IoT in Asia with Charles Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 12 • 22 min
Charles Reed Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us for a conversation to discuss the tipping point on Internet of Things (IoT) that is converging in Asia. We discussed how Asian governments are currently changing their smart cities…
174: GE Digital in ASEAN with Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 12
Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng from General Electric, ASEAN joined in a conversation to discuss the footprint and coverage of GE across Southeast Asia. We discuss how General Electric have been working to help traditional industries in digital…
173: Perx & the future of SaaS in Asia with Anna Gong - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 12
Anna Gong, CEO of Perx Technologies joined us in a conversation on how she has transform the mobile rewards company from a consumer to an enterprise mobile loyalty platform embedded with AI and where it is heading. She discussed the coverage of Perx…
172: 4PL Logistics & Entrepreneur Mentoring with Paul Bradley - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 12 • 29 min
Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor…
171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Mar 22 • 28 min
Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor…
170: Bicycle Sharing in China with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Mar 15 • 26 min
Eva Xiao from Tech in Asia joined us in a conversation about the exciting phenomenon of bicycle sharing startups happening now in China. Eva provided a comprehensive overview of the bike-sharing space and explained why it has suddenly heated up. We also…
169: Digital Data and Trends in Asia Pacific with Simon Kemp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Mar 11 • 30 min
Simon Kemp, the founder of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social joined us to discuss the recent published report “Digital Data and Trends in Asia Pacific”. He discussed the objectives, methodologies and intended audience of the report and…
168: Tesla and the Jesus Car with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Mar 6 • 30 min
Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the final…
167: The Apple Anomaly & Narrative with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Mar 1 • 42 min
Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the…
166: Modular Revolution and Startup Strategy with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 25 • 37 min
Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the first…
165: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 2 with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 22 • 27 min
Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the second part, we discussed how the Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent axis are going global, and…
164: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 1 with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 17 • 26 min
Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the objectives, methodologies and key…
163: Artificial Intelligence with Carolina Milanesi - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 13 • 24 min
Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & Internet of things. In the second part, we discussed artificial intelligence, Internet of things and how the major…
162: Huawei in 2016 with Carolina Milanesi - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 8 • 24 min
Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & Internet of Things. In the first part, we discussed Huawei, the leading hardware technology giant from China on their…
161: Post CES 2017 Part 2 with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Feb 3 • 24 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. In the 2nd part of the conversation, we dived deeper into the themes that Ben has summarized…
160: Post CES 2017 Part 1 with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 30 • 26 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. We discussed the major themes which have emerged from the show: the developing television…
159: Are Asia Telcos dumb pipes? with Grace Chng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 25 • 35 min
Grace Chng, author of “Intelligent Island” & former correspondent of SPH, joined us to provide a broad overview of the telecommunications industry across Asia and whether the telcos are just dumb pipes in Asia Pacific or evolving with new business models…
158: Wechat Mini Apps with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 20 • 35 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel and a well-known expert on Wechat joined us for an in-depth discussion on the recent launch of the Wechat mini-apps or programs, the philosophy behind them with interpretations on Allen Zhang, the founder of Wechat and…
157: Musical.ly with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 15 • 22 min
Eva Xiao, China reporter for Tech In Asia joined us to discuss an interesting video and entertainment company from China, Musical.ly and how it has skipped the domestic market and built a massive following from US, Europe and rest of the world with an…
156: Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia Pacific with Charles Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 9 • 22 min
Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us in a conversation on lower power wide area networks aka WANs in Asia Pacific and its significance to smart cities & Internet of things. Charles dissect the three major players: NB-IoT,…
155: 5 Predictions for Asia in 2017 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jan 4 • 19 min
Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong offer their five predictions to what will rock the Asia landscape in 2017 and examine side events that hit the road ahead after a turbulent and unpredictable 2016. We discuss: (a) Softbank’s gambit…
154: The 5 Major Events in 2016 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 29, 2016 • 26 min
Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong discuss the five major events which rocked the Asia landscape in 2016: (a) Softbank’s acquisition of ARM for US$32B, (b) Pokemon Go, (c) Uber and Didi’s deal in China, (d) the Indian unicorn startups…
153: Cloudera in Asia & the 4th Industrial Revolution with Amr Awadallah - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 23, 2016 • 27 min
Amr Awadallah, the chief technology & co-founder of Cloudera joined us in a conversation on the data and analytics platform’s footprint in Asia. We began with his story from how he moved from Cairo, Egypt to Silicon Valley in the US, and how he eventually…
152: Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific with Vincent Loy - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 21, 2016 • 28 min
Vincent Loy, partner in financial Crime & cyber leader from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joined us in a conversation on the trends in cybersecurity, financial crime & anti-money laundering across Asia Pacific and the implications of technology in fintech.…
151: The LeEco Group with Wang Boyuan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 17, 2016 • 21 min
Wang Boyuan from Technode & TechCrunch China joined us in an interesting discussion the LeEco Group. He began with the vision, mission and team behind the company and break down the intriguing web of business structures within the group. Last but not…
150: Brinc & Shenzhen Hardware Ecosystem with Bay McLaughlin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 13, 2016 • 27 min
Bay McLaughlin joined us in a conversation to discuss Brinc, the hardware accelerator in Hong Kong he co-founded that leverages on the Shenzhen ecosystem. He shared how Brinc selects founding teams and helps hardware startups to scale, and their latest…
149: Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 10, 2016 • 31 min
Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the state of fintech in China. We discussed the different verticals within the fintech sector from digital payments, peer to peer landing to wealth management. He…
148: The South Korea technology startup ecosystem with Eva Yoo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Dec 5, 2016 • 32 min
Eva Chaewon Yoo from Technode joined us in a conversation to discuss the South Korea technology startup ecosystem. She offered a comprehensive overview in how one can navigate the startup ecosystem from Seoul to Pusan, the five booming startup verticals,…
147: Twilio in Asia and Product Management with Patrick Malatack - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 28, 2016 • 22 min
Patrick Malatack, vice president of product management from Twilio joined us in a conversation to discuss the footprint of the communications platform company in Asia Pacific. We discussed the various products and services of Twilio and how they have…
146: Singularity University Labs and The Heretic with Pascal Finette - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 23, 2016 • 34 min
Pascal Finette joined us for a conversation on the story behind Singularity University Labs and how they work startups with exponential technologies focusing on different global grand challenges out there. We also discussed his new book “The Heretic” and…
145: An Uncertain Technology World with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 18, 2016 • 17 min
We conclude with the second part of our conversation with Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions. We examined the uncertain future of different technologies from wearables, VR & AR and home automation after the smartphone platform. We also…
144: The October Surprises from Google, Apple & Microsoft with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 13, 2016 • 41 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two parter conversation about the ongoing trends of technologies globally. We began the first conversation on the October announcements that emerge from Google, Microsoft and Apple, and…
143: Alibaba vs Amazon in Southeast Asia with Jon Russell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 8, 2016 • 27 min
Jon Russell from TechCrunch who broke the two big stories on Lazada’s acquisition of Redmart and Amazon’s foray into Southeast Asia starting with Singapore next year, joined us on a conversation to discuss the backstory behind the event. We discussed the…
142: PALF and EdTech Startups in Asia with T T Nguyen Duc - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Nov 3, 2016 • 36 min
T.T. Nguyen Duc, Head of Asia for Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) joined us for a conversation on the coverage of their funds focusing on education (or edtech) startups globally. She shared with us the investment thesis of PALF & how they evaluate…
141: Reflections on China with Kaiser Kuo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Oct 30, 2016 • 37 min
Kaiser Kuo, co-founder & host of the Sinica Podcast and formerly from Baidu, joined us to share his reflections on China after 20 years of stay and how he has changed from living within the Great Firewall of China to observe the middle kingdom from the…
140: Greylock, Mozilla & Blitzscaling with John Lilly - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Oct 27, 2016 • 20 min
John Lilly, partner at Greylock in Silicon Valley and former CEO of Mozilla joined us for an interesting conversation about his current stint as a venture capitalist, and the backstory of how the team from Mozilla orchestrated the onslaught against…
139: Live-streaming in China with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Oct 18, 2016 • 35 min
Eva Xiao from Tech In Asia joined us in a discussion on the live-streaming ecosystem within China and debunked the major misconceptions by western media on the phenomenon itself. We dived deep to the major live-streaming apps, the business models for the…
138: Xpressbees & Logistics in India with Amitava Saha - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Oct 13, 2016 • 23 min
Amitava Saha, co-founder and CEO of Xpressbees joined us in an interesting conversation on the story of his company and shared his perspectives on the state of logistics in India. We began a discussion of how Xpressbees has evolved from Firstcry which he…
137: Map of the Money in Southeast Asia with Arnaud Bonzom - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Oct 7, 2016 • 29 min
Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us for a conversation on the launch of his recent project, “Map of the Money” version 4 jointly with Florian Cornu. We discussed the ongoing trends in venture capital and fundraising across Southeast Asia from how…
136: With Friends Like These, Who needs Enemies Edition with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 24, 2016 • 27 min
Continuing from our first discussion, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net and our host analysed the changing alliances in both the transportation and gaming industry where allies within the space turn to rivalries in two interesting cases: Google versus…
135: The Apple iPhone 7 Event with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 16, 2016 • 26 min
Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us for a two parter conversation on the recent major events in technology & their impact in Asia. In this episode, we discussed the recent announcements which came out of the Apple iPhone 7 event and their…
134: The Open India Market Onslaught with Newley Purnell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 12, 2016 • 22 min
Newley Purnell from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss his current coverage on the India startup & technology ecosystem. We examine the day of reckoning for the India startup unicorns and their challenges from both funding and competition from US…
133: SeedPlus in Southeast Asia with Michael Smith - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Sep 2, 2016 • 31 min
Michael Smith aka Smithy, now partner of Jungle Ventures and their new fund, SeedPlus. We discussed the backstory in how the fund is assembled, the key people from LPs to partners and their investment thesis. We examined the broader Southeast Asia market…
132: The Alliance and Blitzscaling with Chris Yeh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 29, 2016 • 33 min
Chris Yeh from Wasabi Ventures joined us for a conversation on the future of employee & employer management and technology enabled blitzscaling. We discussed the book “The Alliance” which he co-authored with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha and how the…
131: Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 24, 2016 • 31 min
Christoper Lochhead joined us in the podcast to discuss his new book “Play Bigger” (co-authored with Ramadan, Peterson and Maney) during my stay here in Silicon Valley. We discussed the concept of category kings and why the modern tech startups and…
130: The Future of Xiaomi with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 21, 2016 • 21 min
Eva Xiao from Technode continued our discussion on Xiaomi, focusing on what kind of company that Xiaomi truly is, and the current challenges they are facing to justify their US$45B valuation. We discussed the company’s recent failures to hit their 100M…
129: Xiaomi – Team, History & Products with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 17, 2016 • 25 min
Eva Xiao from Technode joined us in a two parter episodes on one of China’s top unicorns: Xiaomi. We traced the history of the company starting from the founders of the company, most notably Lei Jun and Bin Lin, and how they managed to bring in top talent…
128: The Uber and Didi deal with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Aug 9, 2016 • 30 min
Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss the Uber and Didi deal in China and analysed the fallout that will impact the anti-Uber alliance. We discussed the potential reasons to why Uber sell their China business & operations to Didi and made a deal…
127: Pokemon Go with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 27, 2016 • 29 min
Serkan Toto joined us for a conversation to discuss the global phenomenon of Pokemon Go. We discussed the backstory of the creator behind this new sensational game, Niantic Labs and the backers behind the game maker from Google to Nintendo. We discussed…
126: The SoftBank Group 2016 Edition with David Corbin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 20, 2016 • 31 min
David Corbin from Tech in Asia returns to our podcast to discuss the three major events that rocked the SoftBank Group in the past few weeks. We reviewed the departure of Nikesh Arora, the rapid divestments of SoftBank’s stakes in Alibaba, Gungho and…
125: Beijing Makerspace & Indiegogo in China with Joanna Wei - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 18, 2016 • 22 min
In this episode, Joanna Wei, co-founder of Beijing Makerspace, an angel investor & evangelist for Indiegogo China. We discussed how the maker movement in China was inspired, begun and then progressed for the past 5 years. Joanna also shared with us how…
124: Connecting with Youth in Asia with Patrick Rona - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 12, 2016 • 34 min
Patrick Rona, chief digital officer in Asia Pacific from the McCann World Group, joined us on an interesting conversation about connecting with youth in Asia. Drawing from the McCann World Group’s recent study “Your Toughest Audience? Connecting with…
123: Jingdong or JD dot com with Wang Boyuan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jul 4, 2016 • 22 min
Wang Boyuan from Technode and TechCrunch China joined us for a conversation on Jingdong or JD dot com. We discussed the backstory behind this company and the key people behind the 2nd largest ecommerce company in China. He also explained the different…
122: Red Hat & Open Source in Asia with Harish Pillay - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 23, 2016 • 33 min
In this episode, Harish Pillay, Head of Community and Architecture from Red Hat joined us for a conversation to discuss on the footprint of the open source enterprise software company across Asia. We discussed how Red Hat has evolved from a free Linux…
121: Smartkarma and Fintech in Asia with Raghav Kapoor - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 19, 2016 • 34 min
Raghav Kapoor, CEO & co-founder of Smartkarma joined us for a conversation on his company and a broad conversation on fintech in Asia. Drawing from his experience and background in finance, Raghav talked about the origins of Smartkarma and his vision to…
120: LINE IPO & SoftBank’s divestments with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 14, 2016 • 23 min
Serkan Toto from Kantan Games joined us for a conversation on the three recent events that impact the mobile gaming market from Japan to the rest of world. We analysed the progress of Nintendo’s new mobile games with the impact of the new Apple app store…
119: From Newsroom to Digital Media in Asia with Alan Soon - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 10, 2016 • 42 min
Alan Soon from the Splice Newsroom and Rockstart Accelerator joined us in a conversation about the media business in Asia. Drawing his experience from the media business media from Bloomberg, CNBC to Yahoo!, Alan offered his perspectives on how the media…
118: The State of IoT in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 6, 2016 • 26 min
Charles Reed Anderson from IDC joined us to discuss the state of Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia Pacific. We started with the analysis of the IoT market maturity index across China, India and the rest of Asia Pacific, and dissected how Asian companies…
117: Why Apple Invest in Didi with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Jun 1, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode, Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us in a conversation to dissect why Apple has invested in China’s largest ride hailing app, Didi Chuxing and the implications for Uber in their plans to conquer China & the rest of the world. We move beyond…
116: Mashable in Asia with Michael Kriak and Gwendolyn Regina - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 27, 2016 • 23 min
Michael Kriak & Gwendolyn Regina from Mashable joined us for a conversation on Mashable.com and its recent strategy on video & expansion to Asia. We discussed how Mashable has built out a global media platform with their proprietary technology and strong…
115: Singapore Startup Ecosystem & Asia Funding Trends with Arnaud Bonzom - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 22, 2016 • 36 min
Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups continued our conversation on his two interesting reports (prior to the 500 Corporations report which we discussed earlier) that focus on the Singapore startup ecosystem and the funding trends across Asia Pacific. We…
114: Will Apple’s Asia & Car strategy work? with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 18, 2016 • 35 min
Continuing our discussed from the last episode, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net analysed the recent Apple Q1 2016 earning and challenged the notion whether Apple’s Asia (India and China) and their rumoured car strategy will bring them back to growth.…
113: Facebook vs Asia Messaging Apps with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 14, 2016 • 27 min
Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us in to reflect on the major themes that has been ongoing in the technology space from messaging apps to self driving cars. In the first part, we discussed the recent Facebook F8 announcements on their new…
112: The Baidu Group with Cate Cadell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 10, 2016 • 29 min
Cate Cadell, editor in chief from Technode at Beijing joined us in this episode to discuss the Baidu Group, China’s largest search engine & maps and part of the BAT axis in China. In our conversation, we discussed Baidu from the perspective of the…
111: Wither Rocket Internet? with Jon Russell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 5, 2016 • 29 min
Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us to discuss Rocket Internet’s 1B exit to Alibaba & its impact to ecommerce & funding cycles in Southeast Asia. We dissected the implications from the Lazada exit and the continuing movement of Rocket Internet spinning…
110: Tencent and WeChat with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
May 2, 2016 • 23 min
In the final of the two parter episodes, we continue our conversation with Eva Xiao from Technode on the Tencent Group, specifically focusing on WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China. Eva dissected how WeChat is the platform for other popular…
109: Tencent and QQ with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
Apr 27, 2016 • 20 min
Eva Xiao from Technode joined us for a two parter discussion on one of the BAT companies: Tencent. We dived deep into the holding company behind the two successful messaging apps in China: QQ & Wechat. In this first part of 2 episode arc, we discussed the…