Angel Investing, Cryptocurrency and data from our 2017 ATP Power Rankings
There are only 10 weeks left in the year, so let’s take a quick look at where we are with our Asia Tech Podcast project. We’ve recorded 167 podcast episodes, of which we’ve produced 113. While we averaged 4 episodes a week, the bulk of the content came in the last 3 months when we started ATP Stories and announced the Tour.
This week we’re looking at the latest data from our 2017 ATP Power Rankings 2017 – your votes on who and what has contributed most to the Asian Startup Ecosystem this year. On the individual front an early shout out to Bay McLaughlin, Casey Lau, Kyle Ellicott, William Bao Bean and Gregory Prudhommeaux who are leading the individual Award for contribution at this early stage. We also discussed the remaining Award categories including Best City which is a straight shoot between Singapore and Hong Kong so far.
This week we also launch our new vertical podcast – ATP Angels Angels is a weekly show where Michael interviews Angel Investors in Asia, kicking off with our friend Ned Phillips, CEO of Bambu. In today’s episode, Michael shares some insights into the first batch of investors interviewed, as well as what he hopes to learn from this podcast series moving forward.
We also touched on an upcoming vertical – ATP Cryto. Crypto aims to cover all things Blockchain, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency. Warning: this podcast may get a little technical so don’t expect a 101. Crypto will be a podcast for crypto entrepreneurs about crypto entrepreneurs.
Graham D Brown is an entrepreneur, published author with 15 years experience in mobile telecommunications and investor based in Tokyo. After exiting his telecoms business, he retired at 40, and has spent the last 5 years traveling world with family. As a former financial advisor and startup CEO, Graham now advises founders on their growth strategy. Graham is also an endurance athlete & Ironman triathlon finisher.
Entrepreneur & investor
Retired at 40, 5 years traveling world with family
Endurance athlete & Ironman triathlon finisher
Published author with 15 years experience in mobile telecommunications
Michael I Waitze (Bangkok)
The Venture Capitalist
Michael I Waitze is one of South East Asia's best known private equity investors and advisors. Michael is a limited partner at Ardent Capital, based in Bangkok. He is a former senior trader with 25 years experience at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie, Citigroup and UBS Securities. Michael is now an active startup mentor, angel investor and advisor to VC funds across South East Asia.
Senior trader with 25 years experience at Macquarie, Citigroup, UBS Securities, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley
Startup advisor & angel investor across South East Asia