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    Hosted By Jeremy Au

    VC & serial founder (1x sale, 1x bootstrapped). Harvard MBA & UC Berkeley. Adjunct university lecturer on entrepreneurship. Angel investor in 24 startups. Former Bain consultant. Forbes 30 Under 30. Sci-fi nerd & dad of two daughters. The best feeling is coaching good humans to be great leaders.

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    Covering Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand & Beyond

    Co-hosts: Shiyan Koh (Managing Partner, Hustle Fund), Gita Sjahrir (Head of Investments, BNI Ventures), Valerie Vu (Founding Partner, Ansible Ventures), Wing Vasiksiri (General Partner, WV) and Nir Eyal (WSJ Bestselling Author)

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    Monday: Weekly regional tech news with thought leaders. Wednesday: Changemaker interviews. Friday: Bite-sized insights and Q&As. Videos with transcripts released at 6am (Singapore Time) in English, Bahasa Indonesia and (coming soon) Mandarin.

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      David Zhou, Penulis Cup of Zhou & Kepala Hubungan Investasi di Alchemist Accelerator, dan Jeremy Au membahas tiga tema utama: 1. Kepemimpinan Pemikiran di Lembah Silikon: David membagikan perjalanannya dari seorang introvert yang pemalu hingga menjadi seorang pemimpin pemikiran di bidang LP...
        David Zhou, Writer of Cup of Zhou & Head of Investor Relations at Alchemist Accelerator, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Silicon Valley Thought Leadership: David shared his journey from being a shy introvert to becoming a thought leader in the LP & VC space. He talked...
    Sao Lonsdale, CEO & Pendiri LIXIBOX, dan Jeremy Au mendiskusikan tiga tema utama: 1. Perjalanan "Ikan di Dalam Air": Sao bercerita tentang pengalaman keluarganya yang tumbuh besar di sebuah kompleks militer di depan Makam Hồ Chí Minh. Merasakan keinginan untuk menjelajah, ia pindah ke AS saat...
      Sao Lonsdale, CEO & Founder of LIXIBOX, and Jeremy Au discussed three main themes: 1. “Fish In The Water” Journey: Sao shared about her family experience growing up in a military compound in front of the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum. Feeling the desire to explore, she moved to the U.S. as a...
    Dmitry Levit, General Partner Cento Ventures, Shiyan Koh, Managing Partner Hustle Fund, dan Jeremy Au membahas tiga tema utama: 1. Lanskap Investasi 2023 vs. 2024: Dmitry, Shiyan, dan Jeremy membahas laporan Cento Southeast Asia Tech 2023H1 dan mencatat perbedaan antara persepsi malapetaka...
      Dmitry Levit, General Partner of Cento Ventures, Shiyan Koh, Managing Partner of Hustle Fund, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. 2023 vs. 2024 Investment Landscape: Dmitry, Shiyan and Jeremy discussed the Cento Southeast Asia Tech 2023H1 report and noted the discrepancy...
    Jeremy delves into the midlife crisis, distinguishing between dramatic Hollywood portrayals (fast cars, alcohol and irresponsibility) and the quieter, introspective reality many face. Coined by psychoanalyst Elliott Jaques in 1965, the midlife crisis is driven by the realization of mortality,...
    Jeremy menyelidiki krisis paruh baya, membedakan antara penggambaran Hollywood yang dramatis (mobil cepat, alkohol, dan tidak bertanggung jawab) dan realitas yang lebih tenang dan introspektif yang dihadapi banyak orang. Diciptakan oleh psikoanalis Elliott Jaques pada tahun 1965, krisis paruh...
    Rachel Wong, pengacara startup & Pendiri Founders Doc, dan Jeremy Au membahas tiga topik utama: 1. Revolusi AI ChatGPT Hukum: Rachel membahas bagaimana ChatGPT merevolusi profesi hukum dan mengubah cara pengacara berinteraksi dengan klien dan bagaimana mereka menyusun dan mengubah dokumen hukum...
      Rachel Wong, startup lawyer & Founder of Founders Doc, and Jeremy Au discussed three main topics: 1. Law ChatGPT AI Revolution: Rachel discussed how ChatGPT is revolutionizing the legal profession and changing the way lawyers interact with clients and how they draft and amend legal...
      In this discussion, Shiyan Koh, Managing Partner of Hustle Fund, and ​​Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Founders Reviewing VCs: Shiyan reflected on founders conducting due diligence on their funding sources. They discuss the value (and further improvements) of public reference...
      Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “Hooked” and "Indistractable”, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Save Your New Year Resolutions: Nir discussed the nature of January 1 resolutions and the high rate of people abandoning their goals. He attributed this to a...
      Trasy Lou, Cofounder & CEO of Fluid, and Jeremy Au discussed three main topics: 1. Uber & Atome GM Launching Markets: Trasy highlighted the mission-driven culture at Uber, the importance of data-driven decision-making, and the autonomy she had as a GM. Her time as GM at two growth-stage...
    Shiyan Koh, Managing Partner of Hustle Fund, and ​​Jeremy Au covered three main topics: 1. Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment Shifts: Jeremy and Shiyan talked about how GIC conservatively deployed 46% less capital in 2023, and Temasek 53%. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) deployed $31...
    Jeremy Au discussed the psychological impact of unemployment and its deep-seated effects on self-identity. Society often equates jobs with utility, and thus the determination of personal self-worth. Jeremy emphasized the importance of distinguishing between economic value and an individual's...
      Ajay Bulusu, Cofounder of NextBillion.ai, and Jeremy Au discussed three key topics: 1. Google & Grab Mapping Challenges: Ajay shared his mapping build-out at Google and Grab that had to overcome geographic and infrastructural challenges in Southeast Asia - where standardization of data and...
      Gita Sjahrir, Head of Investment at BNI Ventures, and Jeremy Au discussed three main topics: 1. 2023 Bear Market Reflections: Jeremy and Gita touched on the local startup market downturn, the importance of sticking to business fundamentals and good corporate governance to navigate economic...
      Jeremy discusses the stories that we tell ourselves, we tell others, and others tell about us. He contrasts Anthony Bourdain's self-descriptions in the travelogue "Parts Unknown," the posthumous Netflix documentary "Roadrunner" and the unauthorized biography "Down and Out in Paradise," ("I...
    Aaron Fu, VC at Digital Currency Group, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Venture Capital Mission: Aaron narrated his decisions to focus on fintech, venture capital, and emerging markets. He emphasized the importance of aligning professional choices with his personal values, and...
      Valerie Vu, Founding Partner of Ansible Ventures, and Jeremy Au talked about three main topics: 1. 2023 Vietnam GDP Growth Underperformance: Valerie Vu reflected on the challenges faced by Vietnam’s economy in 2023, including 2023's GDP growth of 5.1% being lower than the government target...
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