• Jeremy Au (区汉辉) hosts BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech, a global top 10% podcast with 50,000+ monthly listeners. He is an angel investor in 24 startups and leads the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels chapter for Singapore. He volunteers as an adjunct lecturer on entrepreneurship at National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

     

    Jeremy was a VC and Chief of Staff at Monk's Hill Ventures that invested in founders who transformed millions of lives. Jeremy founded and led CozyKin, an early education marketplace to Series A and acquisition by Higher Ground Education. The startup was recognized for winning Harvard Business School's New Venture Competition and the MassChallenge grand prize. Jeremy also cofounded and bootstrapped Conjunct Consulting, an impact consulting platform, to profitability, 100+ clients and thousands of trained impact leaders. He also was a Bain management consultant and an infantry sergeant in Singapore.

    Jeremy is a keynote public speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership and community engagement for thousands across Harvard, Deutsche Bank, Singapore Global Tech Network, Boston SPARK Council, Institute of Policy Studies, Civil Service College and many others. Recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, Prestige 40 Under 40 and LinkedIn Top Voice.

     

    Harvard MBA and UC Berkeley honor degrees in Economics & Business Administration. Jeremy enjoys science fiction, hiking and being a dad of two daughters. Follow Jeremy on LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.

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    Biz Ops & GTM, Terraformation. Investments, Affirm's Founding COO. Duke University alumnus.

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    Jeremy Au and Naveen Samala talked about Jeremy's journey as a VC and entrepreneur. He emphasized the importance of having great mentors, making strategic trade-offs, and embracing risk. He also discussed the evolution of the Southeast Asia's VC landscape, highlighted success stories like Grab...
    In this Tiny Dragon podcast episode with Elaine Ann, Jeremy Au delves into the intricacies of the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. He highlights the region's diversity, pointing out the unique challenges and opportunities presented by different countries within ASEAN. He also discusses various...
    BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech was recently featured by Tech Collective Southeast Asia as one of the must-listen podcasts for tech startups in Asia in 2024. Check out the full article here and the excerpt below.     This was originally featured on Tech Collective Southeast Asia: https:/...
    Jeremy Au and Rachel Wong discussed the value of an MBA in business, the transition from being a founder to a VC, and fundraising challenges. Jeremy shared insights on the seed fundraising process, the importance of valuation, and perspectives on legal terms from both the founder and VC...
    Jeremy Au was recently featured by Backscoop for his Asia Growth Forecast episode with Grace Sai and Ajay Bulusu. He delves into the transition from founder-led sales for startups. He advises against the premature hiring of senior sales personnel, suggesting instead the need for individuals adept...
    In this podcast episode, Grace Sai, Ajay Bulusu, Jeremy Au, and James Gilbert discuss the challenging but crucial transition from founder-led sales to building an effective sales team for a startup. They elaborate on their personal experiences and mistakes made during this process, the importance...
    Jeremy was in Jennifer Ong’s Ctrl+Alt+Career Podcast and talked about Jeremy's childhood and career journey, the startup culture in Southeast Asia, the critical role of understanding local cultures in the region, the power of mentorship, the successes and challenges of tech leadership, and the...
    I joined Eric Chan on Your Grit Story podcast and we explored several topics including the potential impact of generative AI on society, envisioning AI as future best friends, counselors, and teachers, the remarkable pace of technological advancement, reflecting on past and upcoming developments...
    Jeremy Au and Jason Patel discussed the challenges and nuances of entrepreneurship. They talked about 3 key points : 1. Defining Success: Success is subjective. It varies from person to person and isn't solely tied to societal metrics or traditional paths like prestigious universities or...
    In this discussion, Jeremy Au, Prahlad Jaya, Emile Dumont and Edric Poon shared their experiences and challenges in podcasting, particularly on equipment and technical issues. They discussed the importance of investing in quality gear and shared tips on overcoming hurdles like hardware failures...
    In this episode of Empires, Guang Jin Yeo, Cynthia Ding, and Jeremy Au discussed Alibaba's impact on the Southeast Asian markets. Jeremy highlights Alibaba's contributions in advancing e-commerce and fintech, and the significant late-stage financing provided to regional startups. He also...
    Jeremy Au appeared in Analyse Asia and discussed the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia with Bernard Leong.They explore the region's potential for growth, the dynamics of fundraising, podcasting evolution and sci-fi's influence in imagining future societal changes and impactful innovations that...
      Jeremy Au shares his insights on Cambodia's startup ecosystem, his learnings from his diverse career journey, the joys and challenges of parenthood, emphasizing the importance of education and continuous learning and curiosity and learning in both children and adults. Check out the episode...
    In an e27 interview, Jeremy shares his insights on evaluating a startup’s potential through growth trajectory, angel investing myths, managing risks through addressing conflicts and product-market fit and investing approaches during a funding winter.       This article was originally...
    Jeremy Au, Chief of Staff at Monk’s Hill Ventures and host of BRAVE Southeaset Asia Tech podcast, shares valuable insights on successful entrepreneurship and investment. He emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between hard work and intelligence, identifying founders who can deliver on...
    Jeremy Au was recently featured on e27 (Optimatic) for his take on how Southeast Asia companies can survive and thrive in a high-interest-rate environment. Here's what he shared: Many founders are rightfully concerned about how long these tight funding conditions will continue. US interest...
        Jeremy Au talks about his journey through UC Berkeley, Bain, founding 2 startups, and transitioning to VC and angel investing. He shares his perspective on the startup sales downturn and the tremendous impact of sales skills on his success. He also discusses the challenges that startup...
      Jeremy talks about building connections through podcasting and his advice for aspiring podcasters, being involved in the Southeast Asia tech ecosystem, raising capital as a founder vs. as a VC and startup funding in Southeast Asia vs. USA. Check out the podcast episode here and the...
      Jeremy shared about his life growing up, coping with grief through his experiences in the army and restarting his life and career, his journey to UC Berkeley and Harvard and founding two startups, and finally going back to Singapore and transitioning to a VC and an angel investor. Check out...
      BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech was recently featured on Tech in Asia for Jeremy Au and Shiyan Koh's review of the January Capital Report. Check out the episode here and the article below.   We recently shared a visual from January Capital’s annual report on Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem, but...
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