is enterprise eating venture capitial?
We travel today to the West Coast of the United States where it’s becoming increasingly clear that Enterprise Tech is dominating venture capital — where every company is becoming a software company. From retailers to established financial institutions and even health providers, the underlying technology has enabled everything from payments to CRM, information management, and so, much more. But how did we arrive at this inflection point and what next?
never too late to startup: building insurtech
We love rooting for the underdog- but what does it really take to rise despite the odds, as THE underdog? Rosaline Koo founded CXA Group from her living room in 2013 after a storied career with multinationals, with ambitions to transform health benefits for employees. Tune in to her story from risking all her family savings to build her startup; to scaling to over a million users and raising over $50M from the likes of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group, EDBI, Openspace Ventures and more.
asian startups on overdrive - real fundamentals or are we drinking our own kool-aid?
ASIA'S NEXT UNICORN: ZILINGO'S ANKITI BOSE
BIG TECH & THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION WITH RENOWNED INVESTOR, CHRISTOPHER SCHROEDER
This week, we went deep on the Global Entrepreneurial Revolution shaping our future with renowned American investor & entrepreneur, Christopher Schroeder. From the dominance of big tech, to the digital divide to startups rising in the Middle East – we cover it all. […]
VENTURE CAPITALIST VIEW: STARTUPS WINNING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH MICHAEL LINTS
Southeast Asia’s ride hailing giant, Grab is set to go public through the world’s largest SPAC merger, valuing the company at close to $40Bn. Fresh off the announcement, in this episode, we talk about the rise of startups in Southeast Asia, with over 650 million internet users, more than America and Europe combined. Southeast Asia is arguably the most exciting region in the world right now to create disruptive tech companies with more dry powder, higher valuations, the rise of unicorns and imminent exits fueled further by large corporates. […]
SOLD MY STARTUP FOR $780M: THE GOOD, BAD, UGLY
A TIME OF RACIAL RECKONING: CAN VENTURE CAPITAL HEAL ITSELF?
By: Sarah Chen Are we just reading off talking points to pacify the marketplace, placing a bandaid over a deep wound that has been inflicted again and again over the last 400 years; or are we committed to working on real, systemic, institutionalized change? What does this mean for the world of venture which has […]
CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: REAL DEAL OR LIP SERVICE?
Originally posted on LinkedIn October, 2017 Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures hasn’t been shy with his comment that “corporate money is dumb money”. With minimal success stories told in the corporate venture capital (“CVC”) model; this critique has sparked conversations among the business community, and made its ways to the shores of Asia at the recent PE-VC […]
Why more than ever, we need to fuel innovation by women: female- founded/led companies building the post-COVID-19 world
Originally posted on BTB’s Medium as part of our #FemaleFunderFridays series By: Sarah Chen The sentiment on the ground is increasingly grim to say the least, with further extensions of stay-at-home orders across the globe, even amidst protests by locals. COVID-19 has reshaped our view of normalcy and in many ways impacted the way we think about […]
Strategies for navigating COVID-19, Curated by the Lean In Team
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the resources I can make available to others through the work I’m involved in – especially in this time of COVID-19. Please find below, a curated list by Lean In, a group I’m grateful to be part of, empowering women around the world working through this difficult time. […]