ATP470 – The Asian Startup Ecosystem needs More Conversation, Less Entertainment

ATP470 - The Asian Startup Ecosystem needs More Conversation, Less Entertainment

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The Asian Startup Ecosystem needs More Conversation, Less Entertainment

In this week’s Asia Tech Podcast, we share what we’ve learned from a year of getting out there and traveling around Asia talking to startup founders and investors. How effective are startup events really? Do we really need more demo days and speed dating to grow the Ecosystem or should we focus more on substantive conversations that help Founders and Angels connect the dots in Asia? In this episode, we also share our plans for 2018 and our inaugural podcast round tables which we’ll be bringing to a city near you soon.

Who are the Asia Tech Podcast Hosts?

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Graham D Brown (Tokyo)

The Entrepreneur

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
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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
  • Limited partner at Ardent Capital