BRAVE: VC “Lost In Translation”, Drinking From Firehoses, Startup Fraud & Women Founder vs. Masculine Language Norms

May 2023 Newsletter

· Newsletter,Blog,Start-up,VC and Angels,Women

Happy to share that the BRAVE Podcast has continued to grow, and that we’ve hit 1000 followers on our new TikTok channel! Feel free to see Jeremy channel his “Gen Z soul”.

We are hosting our second Phoenix virtual offsite, a curated offsite for founders who are departing their startups and transitioning into the next stage of their professional careers. We will be journaling as a group and hearing an off-the-record panel of former founders who went on to found again, invest or become an executive. Confidential, virtual and pro bono. June 10, 10am-12pm SGT. Feel free to share this event with them on Eventbrite.

Manage Your IT Needs with Esevel, this month’s newsletter sponsor!

Do you manage your own IT for distributed teams in Asia? You know how painful it is. Esevel helps your in-house team by taking tough tasks off their hands and giving them the tools to manage IT effectively. Get help across eight countries in Asia Pacific, which includes onboarding, procurement, device management, real-time IT support, offboarding, and more. Gain full control of all your IT infrastructure in one place with our state-of-the-art platform. Check out and get a demo today. Use our referral code "BRAVE" for three months free!

Popular Interviews

Deep Dives

Community News

The BRAVE founder community had another great hike at the Macritchie Tree Top Walk! We got utterly soaked in the rain on our way back. If you’re a founder who’s interested in applying to join us on our next hike on Sunday, May 28th, please let us know via email.

Congratulations to Milan Reinartz for iVS’ acquisition by ShowHeroes Group! Check out his episode on founder growth, flipping cars and on-the-job CEO learnings.

Ling Yah was on Tech in Asia and talked about her experiments with generative AI as a full-time lawyer and podcaster. Check out her episode on podcast learnings and reflections as a lawyer.

We’d like to congratulate Jane Peh for Pawjourr’s expansion to the US market and being featured on The Straits Times. Check out her episode on marketing misconceptions and founder spousal support.


“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

(Thanks to Sina Meraji for sharing this)


Share the BRAVE Monthly Newsletter

Know anyone who wants to stay in the loop on Southeast Asia tech’s top insights and leaders? Please forward them this monthly newsletter!


Stay Brave!

Jeremy Au