ATP320 – The Latest Trends in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and ICOs
In this week’s Asia Tech Podcast we walk through the latest trends in the Initial Coin Offering space. Asian companies like OMISE who initially raised $25 m have seen the market valuation of their issued coin rise to over $600 million in a matter of weeks. What is behind this incredible rise in valuations? Do ICOs now represent a valid option for Asian startups seeking funding without having to either issue equity or entertain venture capitalists?>> Go to the full episode page
ATP310 – Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in Asia
In today’s episode of Asia Tech Podcast we talk about the latest trends in the bleeding edge of AR and VR technology. With Google, Apple and Facebook all throwing their Virtual and Augmented Reality hats into the ring, what are the prospects for this growing sector in Asia? We discuss the impat of AR and VR impact on education, gaming, medical tourism and travel in Asia.>> Go to the full episode page
ATP30 – The best startup conferences in Asia (and how to get the most out of them)
Which are the best conferences to attend in Asia if you're a startup investor or founder? With so much choice in the startup event space, it can be difficult to work out which conference or event you should invest your time in. In this episode of Asia Tech Podcast, we discuss what's going on in the Asia startup conference space. We also share advice on how to get the most out of your time at a conference, what (and who) to avoid, and how to network like a pro.>> Go to the full episode page
ATP29 – The 6 Most Exciting Startup Ecosystems in Asia
We’re packing our bags and hitting the road to find out what’s hype and what’s real in Asia’s burgeoning startup city. Starting end of August we’ll be visiting 6 startup cities that aren’t Silicon Valley but are full of entrepreneurial hustle, bright ideas and a sense of change.>> Go to the full episode page
ATP28 – What Makes a Great StartUp City in Asia?
In today’s episode of Asia Tech Podcast we share an in-depth look into some of the hottest cities in Asia to startup your business.
How do they compare both within Asia and to outside alternatives (e.g. Silicon Valley?) We walk through each city and discuss the startup culture, access to capital, technological infrastructure, cost of living and coworking spaces.
ATP27 – BlockChain, CryptoCurrencies, Ethereum and Initial Coin Offerings ICOs
So much to talk about in the cryptocurrency space!
Everyone seems to be aware that BTC prices have soared in recent months, but is this indicative of a maturing market or just hype?
In today’s Asia Tech Podcast we look at what’s happening beyond the currency tokens, and how developers are building out the blockchain as well as using Initial Coin Offerings to fund new ventures.>> Go to the full episode page
ATP26 – Dave McClure: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Dave McClure: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.
Dave McClure, Founder of 500 Startups, announces he’s stepping down this week on the back of a series of sexual harassment allegations. Not a big surprise! Rather than dissect the news, we’re going to look at this in the light of the recent episodes we broadcast on female entrepreneurs. How does the startup world’s macho culture inhibit female founders? What good will come of this news long term?>> Go to the full episode page
ATP25 – What does the $13.7bn Amazon Wholefoods deal mean for Asia?
What does the Amazon Wholefoods deal mean for Asia?.
The recent mega deal announcing Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market in the US has profound implications for E-Commerce both in the US and Asia. In this episode, we discuss the deal, what it means for e-commerce globally and also who in Asia - Alibaba, Flipkart, Rakuten, ZoZoTown, Snapdeal, Lazada etc.. can stand up to Amazon?>> Go to the full episode page
ATP24 – Connecting the Dots as an Investor in Asia
This week we're talking about The life of a startup investor and advisor in Asia. The life of a startup investor and advisor in Asia,
As investors we get to see a diversity of ideas and people every day. We learn new things constantly related to so many topics…We want to cover some of the things that we come across every day.
In this episode we’ll talk about:
TripAlly, SocialGiver, YDIN, Uteeni and Real Estate throughout the Continental US.
Here are some the startups Michael is working with, featured in this show (background on each by Michael):
1) Met SocialGiver co...>> Go to the full episode page
ATP23 – Female Entrepreneurs in Asia Part 2
Featuring Vicki Chen, Nikki Assavathorn and Roshni Mathani. Following on from last week's episode on Female Entrepreneurs in Asia, we're back to showcase more inspiring case studies. Last week we started talking about some of the prominent female entrepreneurs / founders /ecosystem participants and builders in Southeast Asia. In the middle of recording last week’s episode it occurred to us that there simply was not enough time in one episode to discuss all of the important women in this category. So here's part 2!>> Go to the full episode page