“It can be fun to pick on big tech, corporations make big mistakes & they should be held accountable. But we cannot underestimate what big tech has unleashed” – Chris Schroeder
👊🏻 In this episode, you will learn:
1) What it takes to shift from being an intrapreneur to entrepreneur
2) How entrepreneurship has become a global lingua franca
3) Startups thriving across the world and yet a growing digital divide
4) The challenge of big tech and increasing monopoly, can markets self-correct?
5) Landscape of innovation in different regions: the rise of superapps
About Christopher Schroeder
Chris Schroeder is a global venture investor & advisor to tech startups with a keen interest in emerging markets. Chris is the co-founder of Next Billion Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on the next billion digital consumers across global emerging markets, he is a Network Partner for Village Global, an early venture capital fund backed by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Diane Greene, Sara Blakely, Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman and many more exceptional entrepreneurs. He sits on the investment committees of Wamda Capital & Saudi Telecom Ventures and he is on the board of several private and NGO boards. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Chris started out in politics with the George W Bush (Senior) presidential campaign before becoming the CEO of the Washington Post/ Newsweek interactive. In 2005 he co-founded Health Central, a platform that helps people find and share real-life experiences related to their health needs. Health Central was backed by the likes of Sequoia, Polaris Ventures and the Carlyle Group to name a few and was acquired by Remedy Health in2012. In 2013, Chris published the first book on the Middle East & North Africa’s entrepreneurship scene called: Startup Rising — The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East — with a forward by renowned investor Marc Andreessen. Follow him on Twitter.