Tag: Entrepreneurship

EP 324 – Creating a Canon for Progress: Empowering Global Entrepreneurs with Essential Knowledge – Tamara Winter – Commissioning Editor of Stripe Press

“Well, we think of this catalog as, ideally, a kind of cannon for progress, both in a very sort of explicit sense when it comes to, again, growing the GDP of the internet, making it much easier for people who have very ambitious ideas about a company they want to build to do that, and in an easier way than they might have to do if they were just trying to figure out everything themselves. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.” – Tamara Winter

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EP 323 – Building Businesses and Breaking Barriers: A Global Entrepreneurial Odyssey – Meenah Tariq – CEO of Metric

In this episode of the Asia Tech Podcast, ⁠Meenah Tariq⁠, CEO of ⁠Metric⁠ and an experienced entrepreneur with deep roots in emerging markets, shared her journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Meenah discussed her early introduction to entrepreneurship in Pakistan, beginning with childhood ventures that sparked a lifelong passion for business.

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EP 321 – Understanding SME Pain Points: Strategizing Digital Transformation Across Asian Markets – Christopher Yu – President & CFO at KPay Group

“I think Hong Kong is a very special city. I think the spirit of the people, it’s been a very entrepreneurial city over whatever, 100 plus years…Hong Kong, at the end day also has a good capital markets environment, for fundraising, especially for companies that have good traction and whatnot, I think it’s a great place to track capital.” – ⁠Christopher Yu⁠

The Asia Tech Podcast hosted Christopher Yu, the President and CFO at ⁠KPay Group⁠. Chris shared his journey from investment banking to the entrepreneurial sector, highlighting his transition from a generalist in the corporate realm to embracing more entrepreneurial challenges. It was a really cool conversation.

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EP 320 – From Banking to Breakthroughs: Harnessing AI to Transform Home Services – Jingjing Zhong – co-Founder at Superbench

“I’ve been moving by myself since I was 17… And each time I managed to pull myself up. And each time I managed to build a community around myself. And I think I was doing well in my own definition. So really, I believe any situation I can do well.” – Jingjing Zhong

In a revealing conversation on the Asia Tech Podcast, ⁠Jingjing Zhong⁠, co-founder of ⁠Superbench⁠, shared her entrepreneurial journey and the innovative work her company is doing in the home services industry.

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EP 317 – Ritwik Ghosh and Sauvik Datta – SeedFlex – Bridging the Gap: Redefining Credit for Asia’s Micro Entrepreneurs

The Asia Tech Podcast was joined by the co-founders of ⁠SeedFlex⁠, ⁠Ritwik Ghosh⁠ and ⁠Sauvik Datta⁠.

Ritwik Ghosh’s extensive background in consumer and SME credit, first with Capital One Bank and then with Oliver Wyman, ingrained a deep understanding of credit systems in him, which he further enriched by spearheading Grab’s fintech lending division.

Sauvik Datta’s career spans over two decades in financial services, marked by significant roles at McKinsey, American Express, and Standard Chartered Bank, before his entrepreneurial venture with Validus Capital. His specialization in risk management, credit scoring, and the application of machine learning models for customer underwriting has positioned him at the forefront of financial innovation.

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EP 315 – Nathaniel Yim – Founder at Nila Studios – You Cannot Sell What You Don’t Understand

The Asia Tech Podcast was joined by ⁠Nathaniel Yim⁠, the Founder of ⁠Nila Studios⁠ and a non-executive co-Founder of ⁠Janio Asia⁠. When Nathaniel asserted during our recording, “You cannot sell what you don’t understand.”, it really resonated with me. When you understand your products and their impact on customers, your enthusiasm, confidence, and sincerity shine through naturally.

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EP 314 – Nirali Zaveri – CEO of Friz – We Want to Simplify the Workflow of a Social Media Manager

In this episode of the Asia Tech Podcast, we spoke with ⁠Nirali Zaveri⁠, co-founder and CEO of ⁠Friz⁠, about her transition from a corporate job, to founding a neobank for freelancers to pivoting towards a SaaS platform for marketing tech. Nirali discusses the challenges of scaling her initial venture, the strategic decision to pivot, and the lessons learned from being part of Y Combinator. 

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EP 310 – Rebecca Schwabe – Founder at Saigon A.I. – Pioneering Data Science and AI Innovation in Vietnam

In an enlightening conversation on the Asia Tech Podcast, ⁠Rebecca Schwabe⁠, COO and Founder of ⁠Saigon A.I.⁠, shared invaluable insights into her journey through the tech industry, the evolving landscape of technology in Vietnam, and the unique challenges and opportunities of being an entrepreneur in this rapidly transforming space.

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EP 307 – Neha Mehta – Author of “One Stop” and the Founder of FemTech Partners – How Super Apps Are Transforming Financial Inclusion

The Asia Tech Podcast had a captivating conversation with ⁠Neha Mehta⁠, author of “⁠One Stop⁠” and founder and CEO of FemTech Partners in which she unraveled the complexities and potential of Super Apps in the context of financial inclusion. Her insights shed light on the evolving digital landscape and its impact on society in Asia. The future looks promising, with technology paving the way for more inclusive and efficient financial services.

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EP 300 – Sam Fromson and Stephen Barnham – YuLife and Dai-ichi Life – The Biggest Heart and Seeing Above the Trees

The Asia Tech Podcast was joined by ⁠Sam Fromson⁠, the co-founder and COO of ⁠YuLife⁠, and ⁠Stephen Barnham⁠, the Global Chief Digital and Information Officer at ⁠Dai-ichi Life Holdings⁠.
Sam and Stephen discussed their partnership and the innovative approach they are taking to reimagine the insurance industry. YuLife is on a mission to inspire people to live their best lives everyday. As a 120-year-old life insurance company dominant in Japan, Dai-ichi Life is looking for new growth opportunities to become a leading global insurer.

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