Angela Mackay – Managing Director of The Financial Times APAC

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Managing Director of The Financial Times APAC

I spoke to Angela Mackay today about developments in digital media including podcasting and the growth of video as a platform.  We discussed experimentation in content creation, the current state of advertising, the power of global distribution and partnerships and subscription models versus ad based business.

Angela is the Managing Director and Publisher of Asia Pacific for the Financial Times and also sits on its Global Board.  Hence her views on things financial, business development, and private equity are deeply nuanced and highly valuable.  If you have not already listened to Angela speak, you should…

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10 Inspiring Women Shaping Asia’s Startup Ecosystem

There will come a time when we will stop talking about "female entrepreneurs" and only “entrepreneurs"... but we are not there yet. There is a long way to go. But here in Asia, we are seeing rapid progress. It’s not a shortage of ambition or talent, it’s a shortage of media coverage. It’s all very organizing programs to support female entrepreneurs, but real change happens in the stories we share and tell to the next generation.  The more successful female entrepreneurs we showcase, the mo...
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Scheduled Interviews Coming Soon: Hong Kong

Coming Soon: Max Ward – CEO of OpenPort, Logistics for New Markets

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PUBLISHING: Monday 30th October
Max Ward is the CEO and Co-Founder of OpenPort.  Max is a true logistics expert with deep coding and technology experience and a background building customer value across the full spectrum of supply chain services.  His knowledge of supply chain management is unparalleled and that knowledge becomes more and more important every day.  Max is deeply committed to solving the front to back challenges that the supply chain presents all the way from major shippers to families with two trucks in Sou...
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Coming Soon: Karena Belin – Building Hong Kong’s StartUp Ecosystem

PUBLISHING: Friday 27th October
Karena Belin, Co-Founder of WHub, is a pillar of the Hong Kong Startup scene and passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and fostering the ecosystem. Deeply immersed since 2013, she has taken on engagements as speaker, mentor and judge at events and organisations such as the Chicago Booth GNVC, Google EYE, NexChange (FinTech), IFLR Conference, RISE Conference, Tech Open Air Berlin, Techstars StartupWeekendHK & Startup Next Pre-Accelerator, global Merlin YPO program and Poly U Entreprene...
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Coming Soon: Felix Tan – MD of The FinLab, Corporate FinTech Accelerator

PUBLISHING: Thursday 26th October
Felix is the Managing Director of The Finlab, a corporate FinTech Accelerator which is a joint venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, previously known as Infocomm Investments.  Felix was one of the pioneers of the Singapore startup and internet scene and started building funded companies as far back as 1995.  His two most famous companies were SilkRoute and ECNet, which we discuss at length.  The stories about the founding, growth, funding and ultimate demise of these comp...
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Coming Soon: Damien Ng – Giving Crowdfunded Hardware the Full Retail Experience

PUBLISHING: Saturday 21st October
Damien is one of 3 co-founders for Backers. Based in Hong Kong, Backers is a retail showroom that sells crowdfunded products. One of the biggest challenges facing product designers is consumer knowledge. What do people really want? What works? What doesn’t work? Most designers don’t have the time, know-how or resources to source that insight “in the wild”. Most fly by intuition and their limited echo-chambers of personal networks. That makes producing any new product a high-risk endeavor....
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Published Interviews: Hong Kong

Mike Michelini – Global From Asia

Mike Michelini’s journey started with a hard sell, free seminar on 34th street in Manhattan back in the early 2000’s.  As a Stevens Institute of Technology graduate, Mike was accustomed to technology and was interested in online selling…but the inauspicious beginning did not foretell the success to come.  Realizing that local knowledge and local connections would help someone that was sourcing product from Asia and selling in the United States, Mike had a choice to make.  Do I stay on the con...
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Carson McKelvey – Unpacking the Asian Shopper’s Mindset

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Today we’re going to look at the fast growing retail sector in Asia. Let’s put this into context:  China alone is worth $4.8 trillion ($840 is ecommerce) - that’s  bigger than the US. What are the latest trends we need to be looking out for? To do that I’m joined by Carson McKelvey, Managing Partner Tofugear based in Hong Kong. We’re going to look at the growing need to create a unified experience for Asian shoppers, and the challenges in making that happen.
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Angela Mackay – Managing Director of The Financial Times APAC

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I spoke to Angela Mackay today about developments in digital media including podcasting and the growth of video as a platform.  We discussed experimentation in content creation, the current state of advertising, the power of global distribution and partnerships and subscription models versus ad based business. Angela is the Managing Director and Publisher of Asia Pacific for the Financial Times and also sits on its Global Board.  Hence her views on things financial, business development, a...
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Sunhera Cariappa – The Ultimate Toolkit

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Sunhera is a strategic designer with specialization in designing for social impact. She has managed and lead a variety of projects ranging from organizing global service design workshops to researching healthcare opportunities for chronic disease patients with Philips Design in China. The Ultimate Toolkit integrates her passion for social impact and human-centred design.
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Bay McLaughlin – CEO of Hardware Accelerator BRINC

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Joining us today from Hong Kong is Bay Maclaughin, hardware entrepreneur, angel investor and the man behind the AskBetaBay YouTube series. A big part of the Asian tech ecosystem is Hardware. Bay’s an entrepreneur with a passion for both hardware and growing hardware businesses in Asia. He was a founding team member of Apple’s global SMB channel and founder of their first entrepreneurship channel. He’s the cofounder of BRINC which describes itself as part incubator, part accelerator, part i...
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Jayne Chan – Head of StartupmeupHK

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Jayne Chan is the Head of StartmeupHK at Invest Hong Kong.  StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s initiative aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. They provide information about the startup ecosystem in HK, connecting people to the startup community, host startup events and help foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.
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Arthur Hayes – CEO of BitMex The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange

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Arthur Hayes is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the CEO of BitMEX…The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange is where professional investors come to trade Bitcoin derivatives. Arthur and his partners Ben Delo (COO) and Sam Reed (CTO) founded BitMEX in 2014 and are at the forefront of the CryptoCurrency evolution taking place in the financial markets. We had an interesting discussion about his initial work as a derivatives market maker at traditional trading houses like Deutsch Bank a...
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James Giancotti – CEO of Oddup, The Startup Rating System

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Joining us today in the ATP studio is James Giancotti, the CEO of Oddup. Oddup is a startup rating system that helps investors (and founders) measure startups in buy/hold/sell recommendations. It’s a system familiar to James, who previously worked at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs advising Limited Partners on investments. In this interview we cover a lot of ground, from how startups can improve their investor ratings, how  James himself put his house on the market to build Oddup (later rasing...
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Ashley Galina – Understanding Chinese Consumers and Their Social Media Trends

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Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a leading authority on the Chinese consumer and their social media market. Originally from Vladivostock, Russia, Ashley later lived in the UK, New Zealand, China and now, where she’s based, in Hong Kong. Ashley is fluent in Mandarin, English, Russian and German. Ashley is founder of Chozan, which describes itself as the most comprehensive guide to Chinese Social Media and Alarice, a social media agency aimed at the Chinese market. In this interview Ashley walks u...
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Casey Lau – Head of RISE Asia

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Casey Lau is head of the breakthrough RISE summit in Hong Kong. He’s also EIR Venture Partner for Blue Startups in Honolulu and Co-Founder of Starups HK. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Casey’s been based in Hong Kong for 20 years (he was there when the British lowered the flag and handed it back to the Chinese). A lot has changed since then, especially in the tech startup space. That makes Casey and the RISE summit well positioned to offer a barometer on what’s happening and what’s hot in...
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