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The Small Handbook to Asia Cryptocurrency with Joyce Yang
Oct 13 • 38 min
Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research, joined us in a conversation about the Asian cryptocurrency market in Asia with our new host, Carol Yin. Joyce and Carol discussed the recent publication by Global Coin Research (GCR) “The Small Handbook to Asia…
Vertex Holdings and Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Chua Kee Lock
Sep 8 • 39 min
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…
Wavemaker VC and PropertyGuru Group with Steve Melhuish
Aug 22 • 47 min
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…
Leadership and Regional Expansion of DocDoc with Grace Park
Aug 9 • 41 min
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…
Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Justin Hall
Aug 4 • 45 min
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…
Digital Transformation and Real Estate with Wilma Gerber
Jul 17 • 30 min
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…
Smart Cities Success with Charles Reed Anderson
Jul 14 • 24 min
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…
South China Morning Post and Perspectives on Media with Gary Liu
Jun 29 • 30 min
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…
The Tech Cold War with Tim Culpan
Jun 28 • 23 min
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…
The Laws of Human Nature with Robert Greene
Jun 25 • 42 min
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…
Xiaopeng Motors and the state of EVs in China with Rui Ma
Jun 23 • 36 min
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…
The US Ban on Huawei and Peak Smartphone with Bryan Ma
Jun 20 • 43 min
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…
The Landing Pad with Austrade & Perspectives on Southeast Asia with Taliessin Reaburn
Jun 13 • 26 min
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…
Tencent Q1 2019 Earnings and Wechat 7.0 with Matthew Brennan
Jun 7 • 44 min
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…
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Bernard Leong
May 31 • 47 min
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,…
299: Can we invest into technology companies from China? with James Hull
May 23 • 51 min
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…
298: Employee to Entrepreneur with Steve Glaveski
May 16 • 44 min
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…
297: Gojek vs Grab – Dawn of the Super App with Jon Russell
May 10 • 29 min
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…
296: Disrupting Japan with Tim Romero
May 4 • 35 min
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…
295: Docdoc & Digital Healthcare in Asia with Cole Sirucek
Apr 26 • 34 min
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…
294: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation across Asia Pacific with Joyce Yang
Apr 20 • 35 min
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…
293: Insights into Huawei’s recent troubles with Zen Soo
Apr 10 • 22 min
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.…
292: RHL Ventures & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Rachel Lau
Apr 2 • 30 min
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…
291: Vayner Media and Marketing in Asia Pacific with Jeff Nicholson
Mar 28 • 27 min
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…
290: Splice Beta and Media in Southeast Asia with Alan Soon
Mar 21 • 28 min
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…
289: Global Digital Report 2019 with Simon Kemp
Mar 15 • 52 min
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…
288: Asia Tech Podcast & Podcasting in Asia Pacific with Graham Brown
Mar 9 • 50 min
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…
287: Binance with Joyce Yang
Mar 3 • 45 min
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…
286: The US and China Relationship with James Chau
Feb 21 • 50 min
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…
285: The Trade Desk and Digital Advertising in Asia Pacific with Matt Harty
Feb 14 • 35 min
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…
284: Western Union in Asia Pacific & Trends in Fintech with Molly Shea
Feb 9 • 31 min
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…
283: The ByteDance Group with Matthew Brennan
Feb 1 • 31 min
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…
282: Numbers & Narratives China Edition with John Artman
Jan 22 • 32 min
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…
281: The Future is Asia with Parag Khanna
Jan 15 • 36 min
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…
280: Proptech in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson
Jan 8 • 27 min
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…
279: Luckin Coffee vs Starbucks in China with Matthew Brennan
Jan 1 • 26 min
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…
278: State of China and SoftBank in 2018 with Shai Oster
Dec 25, 2018 • 53 min
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…
277: State of Southeast Asia in 2018 with Arnaud Bonzom
Dec 22, 2018 • 46 min
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…
276: How to understand China Technology Companies as an investor with Elliott Zaagman
Dec 13, 2018 • 36 min
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…
275: The Information with Jessica Lessin
Dec 9, 2018 • 30 min
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…
274: How to do an ICO and Kleros with Federico Ast
Nov 30, 2018 • 37 min
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,…
273: Luxasia Group in Asia with Dr Wolfgang Baier
Nov 16, 2018 • 38 min
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…
272: Why Chinese Tech Companies are going IPO this year with Shai Oster
Nov 10, 2018 • 43 min
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…
271: Digital Trends across Southeast Asia and SEA Group with Santitarn Sathirathai
Nov 1, 2018 • 39 min
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…
270: Rise of IoT in China and 5G across Asia with Charles Anderson
Oct 27, 2018 • 35 min
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…
269: Hubspot in Asia and Scaling Companies with J D Sherman
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
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…
268: The Future of Mobility in Asia and Nissan with Vincent Wijnen
Oct 21, 2018 • 30 min
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…
267: Go-Jek in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
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…
266: Jack Ma and Leadership Transition in Alibaba Group with Rui Ma
Sep 29, 2018 • 38 min
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…
265: Entrepreneur First with Alex Crompton
Sep 22, 2018 • 33 min
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…
264: The Billionaire Raj with James Crabtree
Sep 8, 2018 • 37 min
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…
263: Antler with Magnus Grimeland
Aug 30, 2018 • 36 min
Magnus Grimeland, founder and CEO of Antler, joined us in a conversation to discuss the new startup incubator focusing on helping founders in building and scaling their own businesses. Magnus shared his early career story in special forces with the…
262: Douyin in China with Matthew Brennan
Aug 25, 2018 • 27 min
Matthew Brennan from China Channel and co-host of China Tech Talk joined us to discuss the mobile app Douyin aka Tik Tok (for the rest of the world) by Bytedance and why they are poised to be one of the new leading social media platform not just for China…
261: Foxconn and TSMC in 2018 with Tim Culpan
Aug 17, 2018 • 38 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a conversation on the two technology giants from Taiwan: Foxconn and TSMC and how they have evolved for the past three years since 2015. First, Tim started the discussion with Foxconn and the major milestones in the…
260: Pinduoduo & their upcoming IPO in China with Matthew Brennan
Aug 9, 2018 • 23 min
Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk, joined us to discuss Pinduoduo, the three year old social ecommerce company backed by Tencent slated for an IPO this year. We discussed the origins of Pinduoduo and why they…
259: Xiaomi IPO with Tim Culpan
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
Tim Culpan, columnist at Bloomberg joined us to discuss the recent Xiaomi IPO and what it means for Chinese technology companies going public. Tim offered his analyses on Xiaomi and break down their media narrative versus what they are really are and…
258: Meituan Dianping with Liza Lin
Jul 28, 2018 • 30 min
Liza Lin from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss one of the upstart Internet giants from China: Meituan Dianping with their upcoming IPO and described her recent interview with their charismatic founder, Wang Xing and where the company is heading.…
257: The ZTE debacle with Rui Ma
Jul 22, 2018 • 29 min
Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us in a discussion on the recent crisis of the Chinese technology company, ZTE and its implications on the ongoing trade war between US and China. We discussed…
256: WeWork in Southeast Asia with Turochas Fuad
Jul 14, 2018 • 27 min
Turochas “T” Fuad, managing director of WeWork, Southeast Asia joined us for a conversation on his journey as a serial entrepreneur and his current role to expand WeWork across Southeast Asia. We started from his early career with Yahoo! and Skype and…
255: Advertising and Video Landscape in Asia Pacific with Greg Armshaw
Jul 8, 2018 • 37 min
Greg Armshaw, head of sales from Brightcove Asia joined us to discuss the advertising and video landscape across Asia Pacific. We discussed his current work and role in Brightcove within the region and his thoughts on how the digital in Asia Pacific is…
254: Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 with Ben Bajarin
Jul 1, 2018 • 38 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies joined us in a conversation to discuss what happened in the recent Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 and its implications on the development of artificial intelligence, voice assistants and the separation of state between…
253: Why Blockchain is hot again in China with John Artman
Jun 8, 2018 • 27 min
John Artman, editor in chief from Technode and host of China Tech Talk joined us to discuss why blockchain is now hot again in China despite the ban on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges. We discussed the Chinese government’s recent enthusiasm in promoting…
252: Why the Broadcom and Qualcomm deal fell apart with Chirayu Wadke
May 26, 2018 • 14 min
Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm failed. In the second part,…
251: Smartphone, IoT & Mobility Landscape with Chirayu Wadke
May 20, 2018 • 28 min
Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm failed. In the first part, we…
250: China Tech Giants’ Acquisitions & Its Impact to Asia with Jon Russell
May 13, 2018 • 17 min
Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the recent major acquisitions by China…
249: Grab acquires Uber Southeast Asia with Jon Russell
Apr 29, 2018 • 25 min
Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the recent acquisition of Uber Southeast…
248: The State of Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia 2018 with Charles Anderson
Apr 22, 2018 • 22 min
Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) in Asia. In the second part, we discusse the state of low power…
247: Why IoT initiatives fail with Charles Anderson
Apr 15, 2018 • 20 min
Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) in Asia. In the first part, we discussed why most IoT…
246: A Conversation on Technology with Andreas Ehn
Apr 8, 2018 • 40 min
Andreas Ehn, current partner of Approach and former CTO of Spotify, joined us in a conversation on technology and where we are heading in four major areas: artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles and virtual &…
245: Intelligent Island with Ramakrishna Purushotaman
Apr 1, 2018 • 27 min
Ramakrishna Purushotaman, deputy CEO of CIO Academy Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book “Intelligent Island” which he co-authored with Grace Chng, that chronicled the history of information technology development & how it spurred the…
244: What Mike Moritz got wrong about China Startup Ecosystem with Benjamin Joffe
Mar 29, 2018 • 27 min
Benjamin Joffe, partner of HAX from SOS Ventures joined us in a conversation about the evolution of their hardware startup accelerator and discuss what Mike Moritz from Sequoia Capital got wrong and right about China’s technology startup ecosystem. We…
243: From Huawei’s US entry to Wechat’s Future with Juro Osawa
Mar 25, 2018 • 28 min
Juro Osawa, reporter at The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the recent challenges faced by China’s technology giants, Huawei and Tencent. We discussed why Huawei’s deal with AT&T in the US had fallen apart and its implications to other…
242: Cisco and Software & Network Transformation in Asia Pacific with Brink Sanders
Mar 18, 2018 • 39 min
Brink Sanders joined us in an interesting conversation on the footprint of Cisco across Asia Pacific and his perspectives on software & network transformation across Pacific. We discussed Cisco’s coverage across Asia Pacific with their products and…
241: Tryb and Fintech in Asia Pacific with Markus Gnirck & Lien Choong Luen
Mar 15, 2018 • 48 min
Markus Gnirck, CEO and co-founder and Lien Choong Luen, COO of Tryb joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory and evolution of their company, and their recent round of US$30M from Makara Capital. They also discussed their perspectives on the…
240: Fintech in Asia Pacific 2018 with Zennon Kapron
Mar 11, 2018 • 32 min
Zennon Kapron, founder of Kapron Asia and China Fintech joined us to conclude the two part conversation on Fintech in Asia Pacific. In this episode, Zennon continued the conversation on fintech outside of China, starting from the recent aggressive…
239: The Regulation Shift on Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron
Mar 2, 2018 • 24 min
Zennon Kapron, founder & director of Kapron Asia and China Fintech, joined us in a conversation in how the Chinese government’s new regulations are shaping the fintech space in China. We discussed the impact of Wang’lian on digital payments, the reduction…
238: Xero & SaaS in Asia with Alex Campbell
Feb 24, 2018 • 23 min
Alex Campbell, managing director of Xero, joined us in a conversation to discuss the web based accounting software service company in Asia and the state of software as a service (SaaS) in Asia. We discussed the origin of Xero and its current footprint…
237: MyDoc & Digital Healthcare in Asia with Snehal Patel
Feb 18, 2018 • 36 min
Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc joined us in a conversation to discuss the story of his healthcare company and the state of digital healthcare companies in Asia. We discussed the vision and mission of his company MyDoc, and how it has shifted…
236: Ride Hailing Wars 2.0 in China with Eva Xiao
Feb 17, 2018 • 23 min
Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology landscape. In the second part of our conversation, Eva discussed the return of China’s ride hailing wars and…
235: The Wechat World Conference 2018 with Eva Xiao
Feb 11, 2018 • 19 min
Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology landscape. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the recent WeChat World Conference 2018 and…
234: Digital in 2018 Part 2 on Connecting the Next Billion with Simon Kemp
Feb 4, 2018 • 28 min
Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital report in 2018. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed how the next billion will be connected…
233: Digital in 2018 Part 1 on Messaging Apps with Simon Kemp
Feb 3, 2018 • 30 min
Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital report in 2018. In the first part of our conversation, he discussed the key numbers, trends and new data that…
232: Uber China Mafia with Chenyu Zheng
Jan 27, 2018 • 19 min
Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia and their impact to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China after…
231: What makes Digital Experience in China unique? with Chenyu Zheng
Jan 21, 2018 • 29 min
Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia & their impact to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China after merger…
230: Appier & AI with Chih-Han Yu
Jan 13, 2018 • 29 min
Chih-Han Yu, the co-founder and CEO of Appier joined us in a conversation to discuss the journey, team and products behind his company, Appier that focused on artificial intelligence with leading investors from Sequoia Capital to SoftBank Group. We…
229: AI in Asia Pacific with Ayesha Khanna
Jan 7, 2018 • 27 min
Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI joined us in a conversation on the subject of artificial intelligence aka AI. We discussed the key technologies, major applications in fintech and manufacturing and at the same, discussed the major trends on AI dominating…
228: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 2 with Arnaud Bonzom
Dec 31, 2017 • 31 min
Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to conclude our conversation on the state of Southeast Asia in 2017 and what is likely to come in 2018. We discussed the entry of Alibaba and Tencent in Southeast Asia and India which set up the…
227: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 1 with Arnaud Bonzom
Dec 28, 2017 • 32 min
Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to review the state of Southeast Asia in a two part conversation before the closing of 2017. In this episode, we discussed the three major events that rocked Southeast Asia starting with SoftBank…
226: State of North East Asia 2017 with Shai Oster
Dec 26, 2017
Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief at The Information, joined us in a conversation to review the state of North East Asia in 2017. We discussed the five major events: SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the expansion of Alibaba and Tencent into Southeast Asia and India…
225: Tencent’s Gaming Empire & Honor of Kings with Matthew Brennan
Dec 22, 2017 • 33 min
Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk joined us in a conversation to discuss Tencent’s gaming empire worldwide and their third killer app after QQ & Wechat: Honor of Kings. We discussed the recent major happenings from…
224: Nokia Networks, Smart Cities and IoT with Danial Mausoof
Dec 16, 2017 • 28 min
Danial Mausoof from Nokia joined us in a conversation to discuss the company’s current focus in carrier networks, the upcoming 5G networks and Internet of things (IoT) initiatives across Asia. He discussed how Asia businesses and governments are currently…
223: Tata Communications & Perspectives on IoT & Mobility with Anthony Bartolo
Dec 12, 2017 • 39 min
Anthony Bartolo from Tata Communications joined us in a conversation on mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) and their impact on the enterprise level across Asia Pacific. Anthony begin the conversation on his work with Tata Communications and how carrier…
222: The SoftBank Vision Fund with Tim Culpan
Dec 4, 2017 • 32 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the second part of our conversation, Tim covered Japan’s SoftBank US$100B Vision Fund and discussed the mission, vision and structure…
221: The Toshiba Chip Unit Deal with Tim Culpan
Dec 1, 2017 • 26 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the first part of our conversation, he covered the backstory, drama and conclusion to the Toshiba’s chip unit deal and examine why…
220: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 2 with Simon Kemp
Nov 28, 2017 • 38 min
Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia Pacific. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the emerging social media trends that spanned…
219: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 1 with Simon Kemp
Nov 24, 2017 • 23 min
Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia Pacific. In the first part of our conversation, Simon discussed the major trends that have emerged in his…
218: Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific with Xu Haoliang
Nov 23, 2017 • 25 min
Xu Haoliang, Assistant Secretary General for the United Nations and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific joined us in a conversation to discuss sustainable development in the Responsible Business Forum 2017. We discussed how the UNDP are…
217: Brinc, Hardware & IoT in Asia with Bay McLaughlin
Nov 17, 2017 • 27 min
Bay McLaughlin, COO and co-founder of Brinc joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of his company, Brinc and where it is now heading across Asia from China to southeast Asia and other parts of the world. In our conversation, we dived deep…
216: Indian Titans Leadership Crisis with Andy Mukherjee
Nov 10, 2017 • 31 min
Andy Mukherjee from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in a conversation discuss the recent Indian titans leadership crises from the Tata Group & Infosys. We discussed the business structure, key people, background and recent corporate governance troubles behind…
215: Stripe in Asia and the Startup Stack with Piruze Sabuncu
Nov 3, 2017 • 23 min
Piruze Sabuncu from Stripe joined in a conversation to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and how they are helping the startups from Asia to scale to the rest of the world. We discussed their recent one year anniversary celebrations where they…
214: #AskGaryVee & Vayner Media in Asia with Gary Vaynerchuk
Oct 29, 2017 • 29 min
Gary Vaynerchuk is here to discuss his companies: Vayner X and Vayner Media and his insightful perspectives on entrepreneurship and family business. We dived deep into his understanding of social media from US to Asia and how it has evolved, his life…
213: China’s Belt and Road Initiative with Robert Koepp
Oct 27, 2017 • 42 min
Robert Koepp from the Economist corporate network joined us in a conversation to discuss the government of China’s Belt and Road initiative. We discussed the impact of the Belt and Road initiative to the Asian economies and the geopolitical, trade and…
212: Why China bans exchanges & ICOs with Neil Woodfine
Oct 21, 2017 • 42 min
Neil Woodfine, growth manager from Wyre & organizer of Beijing bitcoin meetup joined us in an interesting conversation on bitcoin, blockchain & cryptocurrencies where we examined some of the popular misconceptions of the industry. We discussed why the…
211: Red Hat in Asia & Open Innovation Labs with Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen
Oct 14, 2017 • 22 min
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president & general manager from Redhat, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and their recent launch of their new Open Innovation Labs in Singapore. We discuss how Asian companies are…
210: Lean In Singapore & Women Leadership in Asia with Helen Duce & Uma Balasingam
Oct 10, 2017 • 43 min
Helen Duce and Uma Thana Balasingam from Lean In Singapore joined us to discuss the movement that helps to progress the challenges of women leadership in the workplace. We discussed how Lean In Singapore provide help and coverage to women in their career…
209: The Thailand Startup Ecosystem with Michael Waitze
Oct 4, 2017 • 42 min
Michael Waitze, founding partner of Metaliq & host of Asia Tech Podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss the Thailand startup ecosystem. We discussed the interesting startups, incubators, accelerators and investors in Thailand and explore how the…
208: Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific with Ricky Kapur
Sep 28, 2017 • 37 min
Ricky Kapur, the general manager from the Enterprise Group in Microsoft, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the footprint of the Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific. Ricky discussed how Microsoft is working with companies in Asia, leveraging on their…
207: The Shenzhen Startup Ecosystem with Jan Smejkal
Sep 21, 2017 • 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
Sep 17, 2017 • 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
Sep 13, 2017 • 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
Sep 1, 2017 • 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
Aug 27, 2017 • 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
Aug 23, 2017 • 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
Aug 18, 2017 • 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
Aug 13, 2017 • 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
Aug 11, 2017 • 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
Aug 9, 2017 • 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
Aug 3, 2017 • 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
Aug 1, 2017 • 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
Jul 29, 2017 • 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
Jul 27, 2017 • 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
Jul 20, 2017 • 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
Jul 13, 2017 • 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
Jul 10, 2017 • 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
Jul 1, 2017
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
Jun 24, 2017 • 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
Jun 16, 2017
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
Jun 14, 2017
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
Jun 14, 2017 • 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
Jun 14, 2017 • 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
Jun 14, 2017
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
Jun 14, 2017 • 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
Jun 14, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 13, 2017 • 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
Jun 12, 2017 • 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
Jun 12, 2017
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
Jun 12, 2017
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
Jun 12, 2017 • 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
Mar 22, 2017 • 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
Mar 15, 2017 • 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
Mar 11, 2017 • 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
Mar 6, 2017 • 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
Mar 1, 2017 • 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
Feb 25, 2017 • 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
Feb 22, 2017 • 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
Feb 17, 2017 • 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
Feb 13, 2017 • 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
Feb 8, 2017 • 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
Feb 3, 2017 • 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
Jan 30, 2017 • 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
Jan 25, 2017 • 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
Jan 20, 2017 • 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
Jan 15, 2017 • 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
Jan 9, 2017 • 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
Jan 4, 2017 • 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
108: How can a US tech company succeed in China with Scott Livingston
Apr 23, 2016 • 35 min
Scott Livingston, a senior associate at SIPS, joined us on a discussion starting from a hypothetical question, “What are the requirements do Facebook need to satisfy in order to access into China’s market?”. By navigating through this question, we gain an…
107: Alibaba Cloud in Asia Pacific with Yu Sicheng
Apr 17, 2016 • 24 min
Yu Sicheng, Vice President International, Alibaba Cloud (aka Aliyun) under the Alibaba Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the popular cloud computing services from China and its plan to expand their offerings across the geographies outside…
106: Connectography & Connectivity is Destiny with Parag Khanna
Apr 13, 2016 • 32 min
Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, joined us to discuss & launch his latest book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation” from Asia first. Our conversation began with his new maxim…
105: The Next Billion Initiative for Google with Caesar Sengupta
Apr 10, 2016 • 23 min
Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management from Google joined us to discuss the “Next Billion” initiative for Google, based on present and new ideas to allow the company engage with the next billion users in a mobile first world of Asia Pacific.…
104: Corporate Innovation and 500 Startups with Arnaud Bonzom
Apr 6, 2016 • 27 min
Arnaud Bonzom, the director of corporate innovation from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation on the interesting trend in how major corporations are engaging the startups today. We began with Arnaud’s story from his early days as a trade advisor for…
103: The SingTel Group with Grace Chng
Apr 2, 2016 • 25 min
Grace Chng, senior correspondent of The Straits Times under SPH Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the SingTel Group and its global footprint across three continents. Starting from the history of how the SingTel Group transformed from a…
102: ZhenFund in China with Anna Fang
Mar 29, 2016 • 22 min
Anna Fang, partner and CEO of ZhenFund joined us in a conversation to discuss early stage investment and startup ecosystem in China. We traced her serendipitous route on how she become an early stage investor by working with Xu Xiaoping, a famous super…
101: muru-D by Telstra with Charlotte Yarkoni & Annie Parker
Mar 25, 2016 • 26 min
Charlotte Yarkoni, President of Telstra Software Group &, Annie Parker, co-founder of muru-D, the startup incubator by Telstra joined us in a conversation to discuss the story behind the digital startup accelerator which has expanded across globally from…
100: The Dawn of Augmented & Virtual Reality with Ben Bajarin
Mar 20, 2016 • 42 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us for the special 100th episode to discuss the dawn of the augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology. Starting from an account of his recent trip to Game Developer & VR developer…
99: Understanding China’s Economic Indicators with Tom Orlik
Mar 17, 2016 • 32 min
Tom Orlik, the Chief Asia Economist from Bloomberg and author of the book “Understanding China’s Economic Indicators”, joined us in an interesting conversation in analysing China’s economy and helped us to understand how reliable the economic indicators…
98: The India Startup Ecosystem with Ashish Sinha
Mar 12, 2016 • 20 min
Ashish Sinha, founder of NextBigWhat, joined us for a conversation on the emerging India startup ecosystem. From his origins as a product manager in Yahoo! India to setting up the media site to help India entrepreneurs to gather feedback for their…
97: Winter is coming to Asia with Jon Russell
Mar 8, 2016 • 25 min
Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us for a conversation on whether “winter is coming” for the startup ecosystems across Asia from China, India to Southeast Asia. We started with the continuing war between Uber and their counterparts, Ola, GoJek and Grab…
96: Paytm in India with Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Mar 2, 2016 • 23 min
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO and founder of Paytm joined us for an interesting conversation on his journey with Paytm and his thoughts on the evolving India startup ecosystem. Starting from the early days with One97 in feature phones, Vijay discussed how the…
95: The TSMC Group with Tim Culpan
Feb 27, 2016 • 33 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly, joined us again to discuss the TSMC Group, where they are leading semiconductor foundries for many major companies from Apple, Qualcomm and Intel. We began our conversation with the recent happenings with Foxconn’s…
94: Wechat Ecosystem & Grata.co with Andrew Schorr
Feb 24, 2016 • 30 min
Andrew Schorr, CEO and co-founder of Grata.co, joined us for an interesting discussion to dissect the platform and ecosystem behind Wechat in China. Starting from his journey with building three startups including Grata.co across 11 years in China, he…
93: The Japan Mobile Gaming Market Consolidation with Serkan Toto
Feb 19, 2016 • 25 min
Serkan Toto, co-founder and CEO of Kantan Games JP, joined us to discuss the major trend of consolidation happening in real time within Japan’s mature and sophisticated mobile gaming industry. We discussed the progress of the Nintendo-DeNA deal and where…
92: Dating Industry in Asia & Lunch Actually Group with Violet Lim
Feb 13, 2016 • 44 min
In our Valentine’s day special for 2016, Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of the Lunch Actually Group discussed the major players of the dating industry in Asia and how she built a full stack dating company over the years to matchmake her customers from…
91: BitX, BitCoin and Blockchain in Asia with Marcus Swanepoel
Feb 10, 2016 • 34 min
Marcus Swanepoel, CEO and co-founder of BitX joined us for an interesting conversation on the bitcoin and blockchain industry in Asia. Beginning from his background as a banker to his current stint as a startup founder, he discussed the origins of BitX…
90: Smart Cities in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson
Feb 1, 2016 • 29 min
Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us for a conversation to discuss all things Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities in Asia Pacific. Starting from his observations from the recent…
89: Asia Startup Ecosystems with Kevin McSpadden
Jan 28, 2016 • 35 min
Kevin McSpadden from e27 joined us for a fascinating discussion on the different evolving startup ecosystems across Asia. Starting from Singapore, drawing interesting comparisons from the rise of Hong Kong and the recent startup India initiatives, we…
88: India Startup Ecosystem & SAIF Partners with Deepak Gaur
Jan 20, 2016 • 25 min
Deepak Gaur, managing director of SAIF Partners joined us for a conversation in Delhi, India. Beginning from the early days of venture capital till the recent surge in funding, Deepak shared his reflections on how far the startup ecosystem of India has…
87: From DeNA to 500 Startups in Japan with James Riney
Jan 17, 2016 • 25 min
In this episode, James Riney from 500 Startups Japan discussed his story from an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist. We recapped his first company, Storys.JP, following his role as a principal in DeNA Capital to the Japan fund in 500 Startups. We also…
86: Insurance & CXA Group in Asia with Rosaline Koo
Jan 12, 2016 • 38 min
Rosaline Koo from CXA Group joined us for an interesting conversation on how she is building a digital company focusing on employee benefits and insurance across Asia. We discussed how she started from an interesting background of cybernetics and headed…
85: The OTT Video Market in Asia Pacific with Michael Smith
Jan 6, 2016 • 37 min
In the first episode of 2016, Michael Smith Jr, chief technology officer in HOOQ joined us to give us an overview of the over the top (OTT) video streaming market in Asia Pacific. We discussed the major players in the Asia Pacific market and how they will…
84: The Five Predictions on Asia in 2016 with Sameer Singh
Jan 1, 2016 • 26 min
Starting the new year, Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and our host Bernard Leong discussed the five predictions on Asia technology landscape 2016 in the second part of the two-episodes arc. Building on their earlier conversation on the five…
83: The Five Major Events in Asia 2015 with Sameer Singh
Dec 29, 2015 • 33 min
Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and senior industry analysis manager of App Annie, joined our host in a two episodes arc discussion on the five major events that shook Asia for the year of 2015 and the predictions for the year of 2016. In the…
82: Seedstars World in Asia with Karen Mok
Dec 20, 2015 • 35 min
With Karen Mok, we discussed the initiative & footprint of Seedstars World & her perspectives on startup ecosystems after traveling 15 cities in Asia. The conversation started with her background as a social entrepreneur and how she eventually joined…
81: Semiconductors are eating the world with Ben Bajarin
Dec 15, 2015 • 50 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in an interesting conversation why semiconductors are eating the world. By giving a broad overview of the industry spanning across the globe with a significant presence in Asia with the major…
80: Approach Asia with Lisa Enckell
Dec 9, 2015 • 29 min
Lisa Enckell from Approach joined us for a conversation to discuss their new project Approach. We started with a chat on how she started from a theatre producer and journalist to her previous role as the vice president for marketing in Wrapp working…
79: Hadoop, Cloudera & Big Data with Doug Cutting
Dec 5, 2015 • 22 min
With Doug Cutting, the chief architect of Cloudera and the co-founder of Apache Hadoop, we discussed his journey from a software engineer to a contributor and creator of several open source software which are widely used today. We also deep dived into…
78: Innovation, Global Challenges & Asia Healthcare with Claudia Olsson
Dec 1, 2015 • 27 min
In this episode, Claudia Olsson, founder of several startups (Exponential AB, Stellar Capacity AB and Catalyse Delta Group) and former senior advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on technology and innovation trends joined us for a…
77: Facebook Internet.org, Android One & India with Newley Purnell
Nov 28, 2015 • 41 min
In this episode, Newley Purnell, journalist from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss the recent controversy of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative in India and the implications of the initiative with reference to net neutrality, privacy and security…
76: Quibb & 50-50 Pledge with Sandi MacPherson
Nov 25, 2015 • 39 min
In this episode, Sandi MacPherson joined us to discuss the story on how she started Quibb, a platform for people to share what they are reading at work. From her background working in government on environment and clean tech, she discussed why she has…
75: Braintree in Asia Pacific with Tyson Hackwood
Nov 21, 2015 • 31 min
With Tyson Hackwood, Head of Asia at Braintree (under Paypal), we discussed the footprint of the online payments company in Asia Pacific. Starting from Tyson’s early career in online advertising and premium mobile services in a 2G or WAP world, we…
74: Vizable & Tableau in a Mobile First Asia with Dave Story
Nov 18, 2015 • 39 min
In this episode, Dave Story, VP, Mobile and Strategic Growth at Tableau Software, joined us for a chat to discuss his perspectives on how Tableau is poised to grow in a mobile first Asia with the vision of analytics everywhere, and their new free mobile…
73: On China with Kaiser Kuo
Nov 12, 2015 • 49 min
We interview Kaiser Kuo, the host of Sinica Podcast to discuss China. With a background in East Asian studies and corporate experience from Oilgvy China, Youku to Baidu, Kaiser discussed the challenges of China and how the country has evolved from 1995 to…
72: Monk’s Hill Ventures & Southeast Asia with Ong Peng Tsin
Nov 7, 2015 • 25 min
Ong Peng Tsin, general partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures joined us to discuss his story from an entrepreneur in the US to subsequently moving to China as a venture capitalist. Drawing his experience from Match.com, Interwoven and Encentuate, he offered his…
71: Deep Learning & Baidu Research with Andrew Ng
Nov 5, 2015 • 27 min
Andrew Ng, the chief Scientist at Baidu & head of Baidu Research, joined us for a conversation on the exciting developments in artificial intelligence & deep learning from US to China. Sharing his story and the lessons learnt from his past experiences on…
70: The Foxconn Group with Tim Culpan
Oct 28, 2015 • 47 min
Tim Culpan from Bloomberg in Taipei joined us to discuss the Foxconn Group and how the company rose from a plastic injection moulding company to the largest contract manufacturing company building Apple iPhones and SoftBank Pepper robots. In this…
69: Uber versus Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi with Josh Horwitz
Oct 24, 2015 • 46 min
With Josh Horwitz from Quartz, we discuss the ongoing major war of the four important on-demand taxi hailing apps: Uber, Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi and how these battles between them are now becoming proxy wars between major corporations, investors and…
68: Little Rice – Xiaomi, Smartphones & the Chinese Dream with Clay Shirky
Oct 19, 2015 • 56 min
Within the great firewall of China, Clay Shirky, associate professor from interactive media & arts department in NYU Shanghai and also TED speaker, joined us to discuss his latest book “Little Rice – Xiaomi, Smartphones & the Chinese Dream”. In this…
67: Enterprise Mobility in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson
Oct 16, 2015 • 38 min
Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us in a conversation to discuss all things enterprise mobility in Asia Pacific. We discussed the recent report “Enterprise Mobility in Asia Pacific…
66: How will you measure your life with James Allworth
Oct 11, 2015 • 43 min
James Allworth, co-author of “How will you measure your life” with Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon, joined us in an interesting discussion on the book and his reflections on disruption theory. From discussing motivational factors to why you should not…
65: Tableau in Asia with JY Pook
Oct 10, 2015 • 21 min
Sitting in the Tableau Asia Pacific headquarters, we interviewed JY Pook, the vice president, Asia Pacific for Tableau, a NYSE listed data analytics software company. We start from JY’s early career in data to his current role in Tableau. In the…
64: Spotify in Asia with Sunita Kaur
Oct 6, 2015 • 22 min
Sunita Kaur, managing director, Asia from Spotify joined us for a conversation to discuss the music streaming service and its footprint in Asia. We discuss the current state of Spotify and its value proposition to the customers and the artistes, the…
63: The Rakuten Group with David Corbin
Oct 3, 2015 • 51 min
David Corbin from Tech in Asia, joined us to discuss the Rakuten Group, one of the fascinating Internet company in Japan. Starting from a chronological perspective, we analysed the company based on major milestones from how they started from an ecommerce…
62: Product Hunt with Ryan Hoover
Sep 29, 2015 • 31 min
Ryan Hoover, co-founder & CEO of Product Hunt, joined us for a conversation. From sharing his background to the origins of Product Hunt, Ryan shared the story in how Product Hunt has managed to grow since its early days and establish its credibility as…
61: SparkLabs & Startup Hubs with Bernard Moon
Sep 23, 2015 • 33 min
With Bernard Moon from Sparklabs Global Ventures and SparkLabs accelerator, we discuss their recent report “Global Technology Trends and Startup Hubs 2015” and its implications to technology startups in this year. We start with Bernard’s journey as a…
60: Air Travel in Asia with Paul Papadimitriou
Sep 18, 2015 • 58 min
With Paul Papadimitriou from Intelligencr and the host of two podcasts (Digital Loop and Layovers), we discuss the air travel and aviation industry in Asia. We started our conversation from his international relations roots and how he came to Asia and…
59: China’s Five Year Plan and Huawei with Kitty Fok
Sep 13, 2015 • 38 min
With Kitty Fok (Country Manager, China) from IDC, we discuss the Chinese government’s five year plan specifically on their ambitions on technology, innovation and digital infrastructure for the next 5 years. In the same conversation, we analyse Huawei,…
58: Building Relationships thru LinkedIn in Asia with Vicky Skipp
Sep 8, 2015 • 21 min
We interviewed Vicky Skipp, Head of Sales Solutions in Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn. From Vicky’s experience in sales from Adobe to LinkedIn over the past 15 years and building her own personal board of directors to guide her career journey, we…
15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide
Sep 6, 2015
Bernard and Justin talk all things India and cars with the ever exciting Prasoon, CTO of FirstRide. Prasoon lends great advice to young entrepreneurs looking for problems to solve: look at what annoys you in your own life! India’s burgeoning middle class…
57: Innovation in Asia Banking with Neal Cross
Sep 5, 2015 • 23 min
Neal Cross, the Chief Innovation Officer from Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) shared the story behind how DBS kickstarted its innovation efforts both internally with the bank and externally with the startup ecosystem from Singapore to Hong Kong. He…
15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa
Sep 1, 2015
In an exciting chat, Bernard and Justin talk with Marigold and Tom, the founders of Bakipa. As we learned in the show, Bakipa stands for Babies, Kids and Parents as the marketplace caters to all three! In this revealing discussion, Marigold talks about…
56: SMART Nation and Singapore Start-up Ecosystem with Steve Leonard
Aug 30, 2015 • 27 min
Steve Leonard, deputy executive chairman of IDA Singapore joined us in an interesting conversation on the SMART Nation initiative in Singapore & his thoughts on the startup ecosystem. Our discussion began with his reflections from an illustrious career in…
15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe
Aug 28, 2015
In the inaugural episode of 15 minutes, Bernard and Justin talk to Don Phan, founder and CEO of Taembe.com (ta-um-bey). The trio discuss the the evolution of e-commerce in Vietnam, a key factor in Taembe’s success. Don also provides insight about…
55: From Alphabet to Uber and 1 Year on with Sameer Singh
Aug 26, 2015 • 52 min
Sameer Singh, our first guest on the podcast, joined us to discuss all things business and technology from Alphabet to Uber. We began instead with an interview our host of the show, Bernard on his reflections on the first year of Analyse Asia to the…
54: Twittamentary & China’s Media Landscape with Tan Siok Siok
Aug 22, 2015 • 47 min
Tan Siok Siok, CEO of Kinetic One and a notable documentary film-maker who made Twittamentary in 2012 entirely with social media and crowdsourcing, joined us for a conversation on how she has managed to make interesting documentaries from China to US.…
53: Mapping the networks in Asia with Parag Khanna
Aug 19, 2015 • 35 min
Parag Khanna, CEO & founder of Factotum, global strategist and TED speaker joined us for a fascinating conversation about mapping the different networks from logistics to infrastructure in Asia. Drawing his background in international relations with his…
52: The Vietnam Startup Ecosystem with Anh-Minh Do
Aug 15, 2015 • 42 min
Anh-Minh Do from Tech In Asia joined us for a discussion on all things start-up and venture capital in Vietnam. We discussed the current local major players within the ecosystem, the top three venture firms and the important people who you must get to…
51: The SoftBank Group with David Corbin
Aug 12, 2015 • 41 min
David Corbin from Tech in Asia joined us for an in depth discussion on SoftBank, one of the most exciting companies in Asia. We started with the organizational structure of the company and offered some perspectives on her charismatic founder, Masoyoshi…
50: A Tribute to Satoru Iwata & Nintendo’s Future with Serkan Toto
Aug 7, 2015 • 27 min
Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games, joined us to give a tribute to Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo who has just passed away at the age of 50. We discussed his legacy in Nintendo and the contributions that he has made to the company and also to the console…
49: The Shortest Interview with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital
Aug 2, 2015 • 11 min
In this episode recorded during the RISE Conference, we got the shortest interview in our podcast history with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital. In this episode, Jenny Lee discussed how she started in venture capital and offered her perspectives on start-up…
48: Decoding the Asia Landscape with Jamie Metzl
Jul 26, 2015 • 36 min
Jamie Metzl, currently a senior advisor to Cranemere LLC & a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, joined us to dissect the economical and geopolitical landscape of Asia. Drawing from his illustrious career and experience in foreign relations and…
47: App Annie in Asia with Yu Junde
Jul 23, 2015 • 30 min
Yu Junde, Vice President, Asia Pacific from App Annie joined us to discuss the footprint of App Annie in Asia Pacific. Starting from the origins of App Annie and how the company went from Beijing to San Francisco, Junde shared why Asia is the most…
46: Smartphones, Watches & Bubbles in China & India with Ben Bajarin
Jul 18, 2015 • 51 min
Ben Bajarin from Techpinions and Creative Strategies joined us again to discuss the different market dynamics for smartphones in China and India, the recent debate on Apple Watch sales based on non-sequitur numbers, and the hot technology bubble…
45: The Rise Conference 2015 with Mike Harvey
Jul 15, 2015 • 19 min
With Mike Harvey, head of strategic communications from Web Summit, we discuss “behind the scenes” for the upcoming Rise Conference 2015 in Hong Kong and his thoughts on the Asia digital landscape. We hear the story of why they decide to bring the…
44: The China Ecosystem with William Bao Bean of SOS Ventures
Jul 13, 2015 • 44 min
William Bao Bean, partner of SOS Ventures and Chinaccelerator, joined us on Analyse Asia to discuss how their accelerator and venture fund spurred the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China. We discussed the interesting companies under his portfolio, how they…
43: All on Mobile with Benedict Evans
Jul 8, 2015 • 46 min
Benedict Evans, partner from Andreessen Horowitz, is here to discuss all things mobile, beginning from the different approaches from Google and Apple to dominate the next phase of the mobile ecosystems, with new perspectives arising from his questions on…
42: Lazada vs MatahariMall in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya
Jun 30, 2015 • 34 min
In this episode, Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial.net discussed the fierce competition on ecommerce in Indonesia between two powers: Lazada (Rocket Internet) vs MatahariMall (Lippo Group). What are the implications to the whole Indonesia ecommerce…
41: The 500 Mobile Collective with Edith Yeung of 500 Startups
Jun 26, 2015 • 39 min
Edith Yeung from 500 Startups joined us for a chat on all things mobile and an overview of the mobile landscape all over the world. Drawing from her career experience with Dolphin and BiztechDay, she explained her investment thesis: how it continued to…
40: Is there a bubble in Asia? with Sameer Singh
Jun 24, 2015 • 45 min
Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net, also a long time recurring guest, joined Bernard for an awesome discussion on post Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2015, and how some of the announcements from the two major conferences of the year will impact Asia as a…
39: Alibaba’s World with Porter Erisman
Jun 19, 2015 • 33 min
Porter Erisman, the author of “Alibaba’s World” and filmmaker of “Crocodile in the Yangtze”, joined us to offer an insider’s perspective to the early days of Alibaba, now the largest ecommerce company in the world. We discussed the interesting period of…
38: Messaging Apps, Games & Platforms with Jan Dawson
Jun 16, 2015 • 32 min
Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & a regular contributor of Techpinions joined us on the podcast to offer a broad perspective on how the messaging apps in Asia are operating as platforms and ecosystems against their western counterparts. In the same…
37: All on Uber in Asia with Josh Horwitz
Jun 13, 2015 • 44 min
Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss all things Uber in Asia. From how Uber ramp up their operations to their recent troubles with regulation in Asian markets, we analysed how they are shaping up against their Asian competitors in China, India &…
36: Venture Capital Asia with Michael Dempsey of CB Insights
Jun 8, 2015 • 34 min
With Michael Dempsey from CB Insights, we decipher the trends that are shaping venture capital investments across Asia for 2014 and look at the current movement this year. We also discussed the verticals: ecommerce and on demand mobile apps; the major…
35: All about Wechat with Charlie Custer
Jun 3, 2015 • 49 min
Charlie Custer, editor of Tech In Asia joined us to talk on everything about Wechat by Tencent, the most popular messaging app in China by one of the top Chinese internet companies and why Facebook and Snapchat are now focused on cloning it for the…
34: The Rise of China Smartphone Makers with Bryan Ma
May 31, 2015 • 53 min
We interview Bryan Ma, Vice President for IDC’s Asia Pacific client devices research group to have an insightful discussion on three interesting topics: (a) the rise of the chinese smartphone makers and where they are heading with a short discussion on…
33: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 3 – The Asian Cars Edition
May 25, 2015 • 46 min
Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury…
32: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 2 – Apple in Asia & Luxury
May 22, 2015 • 36 min
Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury…
31: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 1 – New Market Disruption
May 19, 2015 • 36 min
Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury…
30: Twitter in Asia Pacific with Aliza Knox
May 17, 2015 • 30 min
Aliza Knox, the managing director for online sales for Asia Pacific (APAC) & Latin America (LATAM) joined us for an interesting to discuss Twitter’s footprint in Asia Pacific. Aliza offer insights to how twitter is used in Asia Pacific from all walks of…
29: Founder Institute & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Jeff Paine
May 12, 2015 • 23 min
Jeffrey Paine, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures and director of the Founder Institute (FI), Singapore sits down with us to discuss the story behind Founder Institute in Asia and the state of venture capital in Southeast Asia. He start his story…
28: Airbnb in Asia with Jia Jih Chai
May 9, 2015 • 23 min
Chai Jia Jih (aka JJ Chai), managing director of Airbnb, Southeast Asia and India sits down to discuss the story of Airbnb in Asia from how they started in a diverse market and gradually build themselves into one of the important players in travel and…
27: The Lean Hardware Startup with Cyril Ebersweiler
May 2, 2015 • 32 min
Cyril Ebersweiler, the founder of HAXLR8R & venture partner of SOSventures, joins us to discuss the lean hardware startup in Asia and the metrics that investors look at to evaluate a hardware startup. He shares with us the concept of the lean hardware…
26: The Nintendo and DeNA Deal with Serkan Toto
Apr 11, 2015 • 40 min
Serkan Toto of Kantan Games is back on the podcast to discuss the mega deal between Nintendo and DeNA which created a dent in the gaming space for 2015. We discussed the pre and post press conference, speculated the motivation in what pushed Nintendo to…
25: The Apple Watch Conundrum in Asia with Sameer Singh
Apr 3, 2015 • 48 min
Sameer Singh from Tech-Thoughts is back for an interesting discussion with Bernard Leong on the three major topics which dominate the Asian technology and business landscape. Discussing in depth the Apple Watch conundrum, they explained why there are…
24: The Risk Driven Business Model with Serguei Netessine
Mar 28, 2015 • 35 min
Professor Serguei Netessine (@snetesin) joined us to discuss his book “The Risk Driven Business Model” (co-written with Karan Girotra). In the discussion, he explained the theme of the book in coming up with the four key questions that will define any…
23: Hardware 101 with Bunnie Huang
Mar 22, 2015 • 53 min
Bunnie Huang (@bunniestudios), founder of Bunnie Studios and Kosagi, joined us to chat about building hardware companies in Asia. From his early experience in hacking the XBox and Chumby to his recent open hardware projects: Safecast Geiger Counter…
22: The Firefox Browser & Mobile OS with Gen Kanai
Mar 18, 2015 • 27 min
Gen Kanai, @gen joined us here to discuss the Mozilla footprint in the form of Firefox browser and mobile OS in Asia during the FOSS Asia 2015 conference. We discuss the new features of Firefox browser with the new Firefox hello adopting the web RTC…
21: MaGIC & Malaysia with Cheryl Yeoh
Mar 14, 2015 • 32 min
Cheryl Yeoh (@cherylyeoh) the CEO of Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) joins us to discuss her current project to support, enhance and accelerate the startups in Malaysia and scale them regionally towards the Southeast Asia market.…
20: All about LINE with David Corbin
Mar 4, 2015 • 37 min
David Corbin (@CorbinDB) from Tech in Asia joins us for a deep dive discussion on one of the most exciting messaging apps in Asia: LINE. We discuss the origins of LINE, analyse how LINE has successfully build up different revenue streams and grow users in…
19: The Mobile-First Era in Asia 2015 with Ben Bajarin
Feb 25, 2015 • 45 min
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joins us in this episdode to discuss the important questions dominating mobile in the dynamic and vibrant Asian market and what matters in 2015: How does the mobile-first Asia look like in 2015? Can Apple…