The Asia Tech Podcast welcomed Shiyan Koh, a Managing Partner at Hustle Fund.  Watch the video…it will all make sense.  So many great nuggets came out of this conversation. One of my favorites was, “Great execution meeting high velocity.”
Some of the other great topics we covered:
  • Built a financial services marketplace while living in San Francisco called Nerd Wallet
  • Prior to founding Nerd Wallet, did a tour of the financial services industry including a year working at Bridgewater Associates in Connecticut
  • Getting the right dev team in place and learning how to communicate the customer insight and customer problems effectively
  • Leaving the United States after living there for almost 20 years
  • Joining the Hustle Fund after being an LP in the first fund
  • Traveling around Southeast Asia talking to founders and realizing there was definitely a need for investors that had operating experience
  • The thing you are trying to optimize for in the early stage is learning and the faster you learn the better
  • The Angel Squad and the importance of angel investing
  • One of the goals is to get more women and minorities on cap tables
Other titles we considered for this episode:
  • I Was the Trains-On-Time Person
  • The World Is Incredibly Connected In Ways That You Could Never Expect
  • We Were Figuring Things Out as We Went Along
  • Survival Is a Prerequisite for Success

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