Robert Lomnitz has been doing business in Asia for almost 25 years. His experience as an asset manager, investment portfolio builder and advisor lead to his joining and leading the Bangkok Venture Club. The Club aims to aggregate the experience of many local business builders and angel investors into a platform that invests in seed stage businesses and provide real value to those businesses by using the accumulated network of the Club’s members.
We touched on a range of relevant topics in the investment space, including the impact of corporate venture capitalists like SCB’s Digital Ventures, SCG’s AddVentures and the accelerators of the mobile operators in Thailand. How will these actors work together with newer investors like K2 and BVC locally and the other regional micro funds. We also spent a bit of time talking about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Finally, we touched on how to monetize these investments via trade sales, listings and other sources of liquidity.
11 Foreign Entrepreneurs Building Their Startups in Bangkok
A new generation of foreign entrepreneurs are choosing to make Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, their base. While Bangkok has been a relative newcomer to the Asian startup ecosystem, the last 5 years have seen rapid change - including startup-friendly coworking spaces, conferences and the emergence of angel investors. In this feature, we highlight the growing number of foreign entrepreneurs - in industries as diverse as Augmented Reality to Telematics - building their startups in Thailand. ...>> Go to the full episode page