In case you missed it, we launched our book BRAVE10: The Singapore Edition, and we’re excited to share that we have less than 30 copies left so grab your autographed hardcover now at www.jeremyau.com/book! We have also released an ebook version, which you can find here. Book profits are donated to The Codette Project, a local non-profit helping minority women break into technology.
Most Popular Episodes
Diversity, Inclusion & Building a Better Future with Nurul Hussain & Jeremy Au: Talent is equally distributed, but opportunities are not. They discuss the impact that organizations have on the lives of their employees, fundamental fairness, and “diversity-washing”.
Founder Mission, Values and Gritty Realities with Sandhya Sriram & John Tan: Sandhya, founder of Shiok Meats and SciGlo, shares the reality of being a female Asian founder pioneering the concept of lab-grown meats in Singapore; and John, founder of Doyobi and Saturday Kids, shares his challenges of having an unconventional perspective on education and convincing people to believe in his ambition to change the status quo.
Proud Limpongpan: “Career Zigzags, Crypto & Blockchain Learnings & Bust Cycle Layoffs”: Proud shares the importance of having a great mentor and her transition from being an extreme planner to realizing that life is not a straight path. She also shares how blockchain regulations will shift as the industry grows, the difficulty of having to fire people during a bust cycle, and how earning her Harvard MBA broadened her horizons.
Christophe Forsinetti: “Cambodia Generational Change, Regional Venture Philanthropy & Family Promises”: Christophe shares about Cambodia’s rapid growth thanks to technology – from having no landlines, phones, or infrastructure to 100% smartphone penetration. He also talks about his experience growing up as an African-born French national with Cambodian roots, and his work at LEAP201 where they empower Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Myanmar to address agricultural value chains and improve financial access to the unbanked.
Thibault Couperie Eiffel: “Cofounder Departure Taboos, Lazada & China Inspiration & Influencer Marketing”: Thibault shares his experience joining Lazada during its early days and how it inspired him to found Capssion, an all-in-one influencer marketing platform for eCommerce brands. He discusses how Southeast Asia’s archipelagic topography and the region’s diverse culture have influenced consumer habits and boosted the industry, and the role that China has played in this revolution.
We would like to congratulate Ashwin Purushottam, founder of Gobble on their successful pitch with Iterative (led by Hsu-Ken Ooi). Check out Ashwin’s podcast discussing how market launchers succeed or fail at rapid market expansion.
We hosted a wonderful BRAVE community event hosting the next generation of founders and VCs with the gracious support of AWS and Mark Birch. Check out Mark’s podcast on how to build community and his learnings at Stack Overflow.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami