Ned Phillips, CEO of Bambu joins us again from Singapore to discuss his experiences and views on Angel Investing. Prior to founding Bambu , Ned started angel investing in startups in Asia. While having a decent process in place to make investments is important, Ned feels like he can determine whether or not he will angel invest in an early stage company by trusting his gut and knowing within the first five minutes of meeting the founder. Ned and I talked a lot about investment strategy, sector focus and whether it makes more sense to invest alone or in the syndicate format. Ned takes the same passion for knowledge and insight he has for company building into the Angel Investing arena. Having a discussion with him on this topic was quite interesting indeed.
6 Entrepreneurs Redefining the $100 Billion Fintech Market in Asia
The Asian fintech market was worth $100 billion in 2017. Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo compete to lead, even surpassing global fintech capitals of London, New York and Silicon Valley. With the emergence of large groups of middle class consumers combined with advanced payment systems, Asia is poised to become a global leader in fintech. From insurance to cryptocurrency to financial trading, we interview 6 Startup Founders who are redefining fintech in Asia today. Featuring: Ned Phillips,Mich...>> Go to the full episode page
ATP Angels is a new podcast aimed at Angel Investors in the Asian startup ecosystem. Every week, host Michael Waitze interviews leading Angel Investors about their experience and investment strategies.
Our goals with the ATP Angels Podcast:
Share the latest trends and insights from Asia's startup tech ecosystem
Help Angel Investors and Startup Founders learn from each other's successes and failures
Build a network of Angel Investors in Asia using our private ATP Angels Linkedin Group (access to podcast guests only)
Marcus Ellison – Angel Investor, Founder CEO at VentureMark
Marcus Ellison is consumed with learning and innovating. He is not bound by existing rules nor others’ perceptions of what is and is not possible. Marcus believes that life is a system that needs to be figured out an approaches things in terms of experiments. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs and even went so far as to design his own major while he was in college. His first business, started while still in college, was an internet radio station that played Jazz music. He also built...>> Go to the full episode page
Rajesh Sehgal is a seasoned and well rounded investor, spending over 17 years working at Franklin Templeton India. Working with Dr. Mark Mobius since 1999, who managed the Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton, helped shape his investment philosophy and inculcated a sense of rigorous investment discipline and deep portfolio optimization knowledge. Applying this to his angel investments for the last decade has given him an edge that other Angel investors would love to emulate. Mr. Se...>> Go to the full episode page
Rina Neoh has more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial world. With a solid foundation in BS Computer Science and a keen business sense acquired through an overseas MBA, Rina has delivered multi-million dollar returns from small business enterprises, which she has incubated, coached, invested in or promoted. Rina’s years of investing experience has taught her many things, not the least of which is that the ability to work with someone is paramount. Relationsh...>> Go to the full episode page
Steven Liew – Angel Investor, Mentor, Entrepreneur and co-Founder of Cosmic Cafe
Steven Liew is accomplished on many levels and yet humble in his desire to continue learning and improving. This helps make him perfect a fabulous partner for his co-Founder and wife Devin Tan. Together, via an entity they have dubbed ‘Cosmic Cafe’, they mentor and invest in startups. They help entrepreneurs turn their ideas and visions into successful companies.
Steven and I talked about Angel Investing and how all of his combined experience and business exposure has allowed him to exce...>> Go to the full episode page
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