Tag: Startup Stories

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 319 – Dushyant Verma – CEO at SmartViz – Redefining Precision With AI: A New Age for SME Manufacturing

“We are in a very interesting time where we will see the embrace of technology in a much more rapid rate…We want to be the first in the industry to be delivering a truly autonomous machine vision platform for manufacturing.” – Dushyant Verma

The Asia Tech Podcast engaged with ⁠Dushyant Verma⁠, a co-Founder and the CEO at ⁠SmartViz⁠ to explore the intersection of AI and Manufacturing.

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EP 318 – Sherry Jiang – co-Founder and CEO of Peek – You Just Accept the Variance and You Move On

“It was a bit of a blind bet… if something feels right, I don’t really need a long time to make the decision… I was like, ‘You know what, what do I have to lose?’”

The Asia Tech Podcast welcomed ⁠Sherry Jiang⁠, a co-Founder and the CEO of ⁠Peek⁠. Sherry is no ordinary entrepreneur. She is super bright and filled with an energy that has to be experienced to be believed. Our conversation was so awesome, covered a ton of ground and I had to put an end to it, so that it would not turn into a three-hour episode.

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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 312 – Dominic Schacher – co-Founder at Rently – The Vision for Us Is Making Renting Hassle-Free

In the complex and vibrant Asian metropolises, the process of relocation and finding the right place for you and your family to reside can often feel daunting. The region presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities and addressing them requires an innovative approach.
The Asia Tech Podcast spoke to ⁠Dominic Schacher⁠, a co-Founder of ⁠Rently⁠, as he delves into the intricacies of the Asian real estate market, marked by its chaotic rental processes and procedural intricacies.

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EP 311 – Swapna and Nirmal David – co-Founders at Hobo Interactive – The World of the IP Is Most Interesting For Us

The Asia Tech Podcast really enjoyed its conversation with ⁠Swapna⁠ and ⁠Nirmal David⁠, the co-founders of ⁠Hobo Interactive⁠. In an era where digital interactivity redefines our narrative experiences, Hobo Interactive focuses on bringing high quality visuals and appealing storytelling to games and other interactive experiences. Their journey, woven with the threads of world-building, storytelling, and a risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit, offers a captivating insight into the transformative power of gaming as a storytelling medium.

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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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