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Geeks Of The Valley

Geeks Of The Valley

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Geeks of the Valley connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today. We discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy.
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#03: The MikoBits Show: The Graph Protocol Decentralized Blockchain Data Query with Tegan Kline
Miko is a General Partner with Gumi Ventures, a US $30M investment fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin. Miko ignited his passion for open source software 25 years ago as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems. Since then he has been building open source software startups in Silicon Valley including raising over $50 million in venture capital for developer platform companies such as Gradle and financial infrastructure companies like Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, and Db4O. He is an advisor in successful startups like Celsius (CeFi Lending), Idle Finance (DeFi Yield Aggregator), Pundi X (Payments), and KEYLESS (ID infrastructure). He has been an investor with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits and blockchain firm Pantera Capital. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. Miko’s mission is to promote increased transparency, equality, inclusion, innovation and lower cost financial infrastructure through open source. Website: https://www.mikobits.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikoBits LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikomatsumura/
34:52
May 5, 2021
#49: Diving into Wall Street & 95+ Hour Work Weeks with WSO's Patrick Curtis
Patrick Curtis is the Chief Monkey and Founder of Wall Street Oasis, the largest community focused on careers in finance with courses ranging from financial modeling to private equity interviews. He grew up near Boston and went to Williams College before working in investment banking for two years at Rothschild in New York and Private Equity at Tailwind Capital for four years. After getting his MBA from Wharton in 2010, Patrick has worked full time for over a decade on Wall Street Oasis. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickmanningcurtis/ Website: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/
32:05
May 3, 2021
#48: The Wapistani Effect & Domiciled Funds with Sarmayacar's Rabeel Warraich
Rabeel is the Founder and CEO of Sarmayacar, the leading VC firm in Pakistan, and a Kauffman Fellow. He currently serves on the boards of Bykea, Dawaai, ProCheck and Patari. Prior to his return to Pakistan in 2018, Rabeel spent a decade in London, working as Vice President of private equity at GIC (Singapore's sovereign wealth fund), after starting his career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley.  Rabeel graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was also the President of the International Students Association for two years. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rabeel-warraich-572a5714 Twitter: https://twitter.com/rabeelwarraich
36:30
April 19, 2021
#47: Cap Table Health with Golden Gate Ventures' Michael Lints
Michael Lints has over 20 years of experience helping innovative businesses obtain the resources, insights, and expertise they need in order to be successful. Michael has been a startup operator, investor, and mentor, and is currently a Partner at the Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures. He joined the firm in 2013 and is currently leading growth venture efforts, which include LP fundraising and portfolio management for Golden Gate Venture's investments at Series B and beyond. Michael’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2000 when he co-founded an IT managed services startup in Europe that was acquired by a large data and telecom company six years later. In 2007, Michael founded a venture fund focused on Dutch small- and medium-sized enterprises to help them with capital financing, business development, and strategy. During the same period, he was invited to join the Economic Development Board Rotterdam as Vice Chairman. In that role, he launched the Young Economic Development Board where he brought together a highly influential Dutch network to develop a sustainable framework for public-private relationships that increased local business investment while leveraging the public infrastructure. Michael has helped support firm and portfolio-level priorities that have spanned fundraising, capital allocation, and corporate development. He has helped to raise over USD $60M for Golden Gate Ventures and its portfolio companies, including helping to raise later stage rounds from external investors as well as leading two early strategic acquisitions. Outside of work, sport is an essential part of Michael’s life. He is a former member of the Dutch karate team and the former ambassador for Treknology (Trek bikes distributor in Singapore). Michael actively participates in Ironman 70.3 races and marathons. He is also passionate about social justice and uses sport as a vehicle to raise awareness for important issues such as civil rights, economic opportunity, and education. Besides sport, Michael is an active writer and writes articles regarding life, balance, and venture capital on michaellints.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mhlints/ Article: https://medium.com/adversus/i-am-exhausted-and-want-you-to-know-why-961f0932c742
10:16
April 10, 2021
#46: Investing in Asia-Pacific with Golden Gate Ventures' Michael Lints
Michael Lints has over 20 years of experience helping innovative businesses obtain the resources, insights, and expertise they need in order to be successful. Michael has been a startup operator, investor, and mentor, and is currently a Partner at the Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures. He joined the firm in 2013 and is currently leading growth venture efforts, which include LP fundraising and portfolio management for Golden Gate Venture's investments at Series B and beyond. Michael’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2000 when he co-founded an IT managed services startup in Europe that was acquired by a large data and telecom company six years later. In 2007, Michael founded a venture fund focused on Dutch small- and medium-sized enterprises to help them with capital financing, business development, and strategy. During the same period, he was invited to join the Economic Development Board Rotterdam as Vice Chairman. In that role, he launched the Young Economic Development Board where he brought together a highly influential Dutch network to develop a sustainable framework for public-private relationships that increased local business investment while leveraging the public infrastructure. Michael has helped support firm and portfolio-level priorities that have spanned fundraising, capital allocation, and corporate development. He has helped to raise over USD $60M for Golden Gate Ventures and its portfolio companies, including helping to raise later stage rounds from external investors as well as leading two early strategic acquisitions. Outside of work, sport is an essential part of Michael’s life. He is a former member of the Dutch karate team and the former ambassador for Treknology (Trek bikes distributor in Singapore). Michael actively participates in Ironman 70.3 races and marathons. He is also passionate about social justice and uses sport as a vehicle to raise awareness for important issues such as civil rights, economic opportunity, and education. Besides sport, Michael is an active writer and writes articles regarding life, balance, and venture capital on michaellints.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mhlints/ Article: https://medium.com/adversus/i-am-exhausted-and-want-you-to-know-why-961f0932c742
30:23
April 5, 2021
#45: The Methodologies to be Successful in Work and in Life with IOL's Eric Sim
With over 2 million followers on Linkedin, Eric Sim, CFA, is one the most followed thought leaders on career and life skills. Eric is the founder of Institute of Life (www.iol.life) whose mission is to train young professionals to be successful at work and in life. Previously when he was based in Hong Kong, Eric served as a managing director at UBS Investment Bank and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science of Technology. Today, he teaches at Queen’s University (Canada) and Renmin University in Beijing. A sought-after keynote speaker, Eric has spoken in London, Beijing, Bahrain and New Delhi but these days he is hosting rooms on Clubhouse app.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simeric/ Website: http://iol.life/
23:36
March 21, 2021
#44: The Billion Dollar Fund for Women with Beyond The Billion's Sarah Chen
Sarah Chen’s career spans across venture capital (VC) and innovation, in Asia and the US. She is Co-Founder of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women and Beyond The Billion. Previously, she pioneered a corporate venture capital unit within $13Bn publicly traded Asian conglomerate, Sime Darby, investing in later-stage biotechnology companies. Since then, she has been at the forefront of multiple-million cross border investments, structuring and executing commercialization plans for her portfolio companies. Named Forbes 30 Under 30, she is a recognized speaker and adviser on VC/innovation and women in leadership, having been featured among others on Der Spiegel, the Wall Street Journal, and at the United Nations.  Sarah currently sits on multiple boards including 131 & counting, a bipartisan effort backed by Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight to fete the unprecedented number of women serving in the House and Senate in the US and encourage more qualified women to run for office; and Lean In Malaysia, which she co-founded, a platform accelerating women into leadership, recognized as the voice of credibility for professional women issues in Muslim- majority Malaysia. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons.) from King’s College London. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahchenglobal/ Website: http://www.sarah-chen.com/ Company Website: https://beyondthebillion.com/
37:53
March 7, 2021
#02: The MikoBits Show: DeFi on Tezos with Arthur & Kathleen Breitman
Miko is a General Partner with Gumi Ventures, a US $30M investment fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin. Miko ignited his passion for open source software 25 years ago as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems. Since then he has been building open source software startups in Silicon Valley including raising over $50 million in venture capital for developer platform companies such as Gradle and financial infrastructure companies like Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, and Db4O. He is an advisor in successful startups like Celsius (CeFi Lending), Idle Finance (DeFi Yield Aggregator), Pundi X (Payments), and KEYLESS (ID infrastructure). He has been an investor with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits and blockchain firm Pantera Capital. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. Miko’s mission is to promote increased transparency, equality, inclusion, innovation and lower cost financial infrastructure through open source. Website: https://www.mikobits.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikoBits LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikomatsumura/
42:17
March 1, 2021
#43: Venture Investing Wisdom with NEA's Ben Narasin
Ben Narasin is a Venture Partner at NEA. A prolific entrepreneur and highly regarded early-stage investor with three decades of company-building expertise, Narasin has focused on emerging technologies and new markets throughout his investment career. With a portfolio comprising key early successes in some of today’s fastest growing sectors, such as fintech, digital marketplaces, mobile and connected devices. His overarching focus in seeking new investments is, in his words, “to find founders who make me say wow.” Narasin is a 25-year entrepreneur and 10-year early-stage investor. His knack for spotting emerging trends led him to make seed investments in companies like Dropcam, Lending Club, TellApart, Kabbage and Zenefits. Before NEA, Narasin most recently served as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures, and was previously with TriplePoint Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s seed funding investment activities. Like many of NEA’s partners, Narasin’s path to investing is rooted in entrepreneurship. He founded several consumer companies before launching his investing career, including Fashionmall.com, one of the first e-commerce companies, which he founded in 1993 and led to a successful IPO in 1999. Narasin frequently writes and speaks about technology and investing, as well as food and wine, a lifelong passion. He holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennarasin/ Website: https://pitch-ben.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNarasin
36:25
February 22, 2021
#42: Investing Along the Z-Axis with Airbus Ventures' Lewis Pinault
Dr. Lewis Pinault is an Airbus Ventures Partner based in Tokyo, managing Airbus Ventures’ activities in the Asia Pacific region. Advising and supporting Airbus innovation projects for over a decade, Lewis also designed and led incubator and innovation centers for the UK Government’s Digital Catapult, EDS, Shell, and others, building from his own mid-career experiences as a NASA researcher trying to link startups to large corporates. Previously, Lewis was a Financial Institutions Partner at Coopers & Lybrand in Singapore and Hong Kong, beginning his early consulting career at The Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo. His lifelong passions for exploring the oceans and space seeking the most advanced technologies available first brought him to Asia as an engineer and corporate planning analyst with Nihon Kokan. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science degree at MIT, completed an MSc at London School of Economics as a Fulbright Scholar, and was a NASA Space Grant Fellow at the University of Hawaii, where he completed his juris doctorate in international law and planetary geophysics. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewispinault/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lewispinault Astra's Launch: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/02/rocket-startup-astra-to-go-public-astr-via-spac-at-2point1b-valuation.html
42:52
February 7, 2021
#41: Special Situation Funds & Venture Investing with Vulpes Investment Management's Field Pickering
Field has spent over a decade in Singapore investing across South East Asia. Field is the Head of Venture and Impact Investing at Vulpes Investment Management. In April 2020, in the heart of the ‘first wave’ of COVID-19, Field quickly raised a Special Opportunities Fund to invest in venture backed companies as valuations came off and venture investing slowed, while other venture investors contemplated how COVID-19 would affect their ability to invest and their current portfolio companies’ performances. He joined Vulpes in 2015 and in addition to his investing responsibilities, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the fund manager licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Field serves on the Board of Patamar Capital, the largest impact investment fund in South East Asia, and is the founding partner of Seed Myanmar, both of which are managed by Vulpes. Field is also a Board member of PactSafe, an Indianapolis based SaaS business and the global leading platform for clickwrap agreement management and e-signatures. Field graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of San Francisco School of Law. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/field-pickering-2767b34/
25:46
January 24, 2021
#40: VC Investing in Blockchain, Crypto, & CBDC's with Electric Capital's Avichal Garg
Avichal is a successful serial entrepreneur with executive experience at Google and Facebook, which acquired his previous company. At Facebook he was Director of Product Management for the Local product group. Avichal is an investor in companies such as Airtable, Boom Supersonic, Color Genomics, Cruise, Figma, Newfront Insurance, Notion, Nova Credit, Threads, and others. Electric Capital is a venture firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, blockchain based businesses, fintech companies, and marketplaces. Electric Capital and its founders have invested in crypto companies such as Anchorage, Bitwise, Celo, Coda, Coinbase, Derivadex, Mobilecoin, Oasis, and NEAR. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avichalgarg/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/avichal Website: https://avichal.com
44:19
January 10, 2021
#01: The MikoBits Show: DeFi Lending with AAVE's Stani Kulechov
Miko is a General Partner with Gumi Ventures, a US $30M investment fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin. Miko ignited his passion for open source software 25 years ago as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems. Since then he has been building open source software startups in Silicon Valley including raising over $50 million in venture capital for developer platform companies such as Gradle and financial infrastructure companies like Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, and Db4O. He is an advisor in successful startups like Celsius (CeFi Lending), Idle Finance (DeFi Yield Aggregator), Pundi X (Payments), and KEYLESS (ID infrastructure). He has been an investor with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits and blockchain firm Pantera Capital. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. Miko’s mission is to promote increased transparency, equality, inclusion, innovation and lower cost financial infrastructure through open source. Website: https://www.mikobits.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikoBits LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikomatsumura/ 
55:17
January 9, 2021
#39: 10 Life Principles with PWC Crypto's Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters. Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence) and a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for having graduated with the highest grades of the university. With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series. Henri was recently named by Onalytica as the #1 most influential individual on Finance globally on LinkedIn out of 50k+ individuals working at the top professional services and management consulting firms in the world. Chambers Global named Henri the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award. Henri’s latest book “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI and Crypto on Financial Services” published by Palgrave Macmillan, was ranked as one of Amazon’s global top 10 best-sellers in financial services and was recognized as one of the “Best FinTech Books of All Time” by Bookauthority. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henriarslanian/ Website: https://www.henriarslanian.com Crypto Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/cryptocapsules FinTech Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/fintech-crypto-capsules 10 Life Principles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WssJOlrRDxM
09:36
January 4, 2021
#38: 2021 Crypto Predictions with PWC Crypto's Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters. Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence) and a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for having graduated with the highest grades of the university. With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series. Henri was recently named by Onalytica as the #1 most influential individual on Finance globally on LinkedIn out of 50k+ individuals working at the top professional services and management consulting firms in the world. Chambers Global named Henri the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award. Henri’s latest book “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI and Crypto on Financial Services” published by Palgrave Macmillan, was ranked as one of Amazon’s global top 10 best-sellers in financial services and was recognized as one of the “Best FinTech Books of All Time” by Bookauthority. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henriarslanian/ Website: https://www.henriarslanian.com Crypto Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/cryptocapsules FinTech Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/fintech-crypto-capsules 2021 Predictions: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-money-10-crypto-predictions-2021-henri-arslanian/?trackingId=6Xz3eudG5ET9cJK%2B8gWZBw%3D%3D
07:17
December 28, 2020
#37: Institutionalization of Cryptoassets & CBDC's with PWC Crypto's Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters. Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence) and a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for having graduated with the highest grades of the university. With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series. Henri was recently named by Onalytica as the #1 most influential individual on Finance globally on LinkedIn out of 50k+ individuals working at the top professional services and management consulting firms in the world. Chambers Global named Henri the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award. Henri’s latest book “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI and Crypto on Financial Services” published by Palgrave Macmillan, was ranked as one of Amazon’s global top 10 best-sellers in financial services and was recognized as one of the “Best FinTech Books of All Time” by Bookauthority. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henriarslanian/ Website: https://www.henriarslanian.com Crypto Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/cryptocapsules FinTech Capsule: https://www.henriarslanian.com/fintech-crypto-capsules
45:01
December 21, 2020
#36: Growth Equity Prospecting & CVC Investing with HSBC Ventures' Ore Adeyemi
Ore Adeyemi is the Managing Director and Head of Strategic Innovation Investments at HSBC. Ore is based in Silicon Valley, leading investment efforts for HSBC’s Corporate Venture Capital arm, Strategic Innovation Investments (SII). The SII team invests in companies globally that are strategically aligned with HSBC in order to drive innovation and adoption of technologies across business lines. Some sample SII investments include Crowdstrike (IPO), Kyriba (acquired), Openfin, Menlo Security, Quantexa etc. Prior to SII, Ore was an Investment Director within HSBC Principal Investments (PI) focussing on private equity investments, and managing HSBC’s global portfolio of co-investments alongside leading global buy-out firms.  Ore has also worked within HSBC's Investment Banking Group on the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) team, where he executed a wide range of M&A transactions across several sectors and geographies.  Prior to joining HSBC, Ore worked for firms such as Dubai Holding / Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Hewlett Packard across functions such as strategy, research & development, product development etc. Ore has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and also received a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ore-adeyemi-8a0a49/ Website: https://www.ventures.hsbc.com/
29:15
December 6, 2020
#35: A COVID-19 Warning from WallStreet's Einstein, Peter Tuchman
Peter Tuchman is a born and bred New Yorker fueled by espresso and an insatiable curiosity. He attributes his keen sense of fashion to his mother who stressed the importance of good ties. To this day, Hermes is the only brand of tie Peter wears in her loving memory. Tuchman’s first endeavor after college was a jazz record store and African art gallery on Carmine Street in New York City. Two years later he sold the record store and took a job working in Africa for a Norwegian oil company. On returning to New York, Peter got a job as a clerk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It didn’t take long for Tuchman to become a broker with a Wall Street career that’s taken him from the crash of 1987 to the boom of the 90’s and beyond. Thirty-five years later, there’s still no place he’d rather be. Peter’s passion for the market coupled with his distinct features and animated persona have made him the most iconic trader at the New York Stock Exchange and the most photographed man on Wall Street.  Tuchman’s resemblance to Albert Einstein in conjunction with his eccentric personality means he is recognized by thousands and has earned him the moniker “Einstein of Wall Street." LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-tuchman-18816329 Twitter: https://twitter.com/einsteinowallst Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/einsteinofwallst Website: https://www.einsteinofwallst.com/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tuchman
02:31
November 22, 2020
#34: A Day in the Life of a NYSE Floor Trader with WallStreet's Einstein, Peter Tuchman
Peter Tuchman is a born and bred New Yorker fueled by espresso and an insatiable curiosity. He attributes his keen sense of fashion to his mother who stressed the importance of good ties. To this day, Hermes is the only brand of tie Peter wears in her loving memory.  Tuchman’s first endeavor after college was a jazz record store and African art gallery on Carmine Street in New York City. Two years later he sold the record store and took a job working in Africa for a Norwegian oil company. On returning to New York, Peter got a job as a clerk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It didn’t take long for Tuchman to become a broker with a Wall Street career that’s taken him from the crash of 1987 to the boom of the 90’s and beyond. Thirty-five years later, there’s still no place he’d rather be. Peter’s passion for the market coupled with his distinct features and animated persona have made him the most iconic trader at the New York Stock Exchange and the most photographed man on Wall Street.  Tuchman’s resemblance to Albert Einstein in conjunction with his eccentric personality means he is recognized by thousands and has earned him the moniker “Einstein of Wall Street." LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-tuchman-18816329 Twitter: https://twitter.com/einsteinowallst Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/einsteinofwallst Website: https://www.einsteinofwallst.com/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tuchman
54:43
November 22, 2020
#33: アジア圏におけるベンチャー投資について(ベンチャーキャピタリスト彦坂雄一郎)
彦坂雄一郎 経歴 ゴールドマンサックス証券にてキャリアをスタートさせ、約9年間の在籍中にはクレジット商品の証券化、様々なアセットクラス(債券、デリバティブ、株式、金利)のトレーディングに従事。大学時代に航空宇宙やテクノロジーを学び、興奮を覚えた事をきっかけに、ディープテックのスタートアップの世界に飛び込み、VR・AI・ロボティクスのスタートアップ企業においてCOOを勤める。2019年にエアバスベンチャーズにストラテジックアドバイザーとして参画。主にアジア圏における投資に従事。 慶應義塾大学理工学部卒業、東京大学大学院経済学研究科において金融工学を専攻及び修了。 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuichiro-hikosaka-063994117/ Forbes: https://forbesjapan.com/articles/detail/33105 BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54232563 Website: https://airbusventures.vc/
27:33
November 15, 2020
#32: Asia Pacific Investments with Venture Capitalist Hikosaka Yuichiro
Yuichiro started his career at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo, where he spent 9 years covering credit derivative securitization, and trading multi-asset classes including corporate bonds, derivatives, equity and interest rate products. Building on his early education and excitement for aerospace and related technologies, he then moved to the deep tech venture world, becoming Chief Operating Officer of deep-tech startups in virtual reality, AI and Robotics. In 2019, Yuichiro joined Airbus Ventures as a Strategic Advisor in 2019, principally supporting Airbus Ventures’ activities in the Asia Pacific region. Yuichiro earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Keio University and his Masters degree in Economics and Financial Engineering from the University of Tokyo. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuichiro-hikosaka-063994117/ Forbes: https://forbesjapan.com/articles/detail/33105 BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54232563 Website: https://airbusventures.vc/
22:31
November 9, 2020
#31: Removing Bias by a Poker Investing Strategy with Loyal VC's Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan is a Managing Partner of the Loyal VC, founded in 2018. The Loyal Startup Index Fund has invested in 125+ companies, in 30+ countries while delivering top quartile financial returns, thanks to its network of 300+ expert advisors. Loyal is the fund Kamal wished he had available during his 20 year career as an entrepreneurial CEO, and 15 year career as an angel investor. It draws on Kamal's experience and network built in 7 years as a Global Director with the Founder Institute accelerator, and an alumni association president with INSEAD, where he earned his MBA, after an undergrad degree in engineering physics. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kamalhassan Website: https://loyal.vc/
36:52
October 25, 2020
#30: A Global VC’s Framework on Tech Investments & Why AI Automation Matters Now with T Fund's Jay Zhao
As an entrepreneur-turned-VC, Jay is a Partner at T Fund (fka TCL Ventures), a global CVC arm by TCL Corp, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Jay is also responsible for helping define TCL’s strategic roadmap as well as corporate's M&A and partnerships. Previously, Jay was a Senior Director / Partner at Walden Venture Capital, one of the pioneer venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, with a global presence in Asia and Israel. Prior to Walden, Jay was a Principal at Granite Ventures (ex- H&Q venture group), a premier San Francisco based VC firm that manages over $1 billion AUM. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayzhaolinkedin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jzhaos Newsletter: https://nexttrillion.substack.com/ Website: http://www.tfund.capital/
49:05
October 11, 2020
#29: The "Impossible Foods of Seafood" with Kuleana's Jacek Prus
Growing up an enthusiastic meat eater in Texas,  Jacek watched Earthlings during his philosophy bachelors which sent him down a path of animal activism.  After a few years of militantly promoting veganism, he pivoted to help animals through a market-oriented approach. This led him to attain an MBA in entrepreneurship and build the ProVeg Incubator, an accelerator exclusively for plant-based and cultured food startups. He is now the founder of Kuleana, the Impossible Foods of seafood. Their first product is plant-based raw tuna. Kuleana recently graduated from Y-Combinator and just closed their seed round. They are currently hiring so if you think you’ve got what it takes to improve the oceans and our health, reach out! Website: kuleana.co LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacekprus/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kuleanafood Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kuleana.seafood/
35:49
September 27, 2020
#28: New Business Models & Investment Opportunities in Asia Pacific with Click Venture's Carman Chan
As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist. Carman began her entrepreneurship journey when she was in university. In order to pursue her passion for the newly emerging Internet, she passed up a fully sponsored PhD from Imperial College to become a serial internet entrepreneur. Carman’s first company, English Street was acquired by HKET(0423.HK), a Hong Kong listed newspaper group. Her second company was merged with Hiiir in Taiwan and and later acquired by FarEasTone (4904.TW). Carman is also a best-selling book author for several accelerated learning books. Spending eight years as a tech columnist for IT magazines, she wrote about internet business models and internet marketing. After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, her angel fund. With a focus on providing seed to series A financing to technology startups, Click Ventures is differentiated by offering mentorship from entrepreneurs with over twenty years of first-hand experience. Click Ventures has grown into a leading investment manager, and two of its funds are featured as Top 5 Seed Fund (Vintage 2003-2015) in the world and Top 4 Funds to Watch by Preqin respectively. Click’s current portfolio includes 40+ investments including Spotify.com, Docusign, Palantir.com, Memebox.com, Youappi.com...etc. Due to her deep experience, Carman is frequently invited to speak or serve as a panel member for prestigious events around the world. She has appeared in 10+ countries at high profile events including the Web Summit, Slush, AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum, and Silicon Dragon. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmanchan/ Website: https://www.clickventures.vc/ AngelList: https://angel.co/carmanchan
38:48
September 23, 2020
#27: Democratization, Digitization, and Public Policy in Asia Pacific with Ryan Terribilini
Ryan Terribilini comes from technology and public policy roles at Google and Ripple to study Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. We discuss some of the emerging issues related to internet privacy and surveillance in a world in which we increasingly interact online and in which global finance operates using new technologies. Ryan also explains android ecosystems, bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. Ryan is a member of Pembroke College, Oxford. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanterribilini/
27:55
September 7, 2020
#26: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition with Thomas Street Partner's Sam Krieg
Sam is former hedge fund analyst turned nonprofit operator who is from Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from Williams College, Sam worked as investment banker for JP Morgan and as an analyst with Balyasny Asset Management where he focused on midstream oil and gas services. For the last four years, he has managed a nonprofit based in Amman, Jordan that empowers refugee women and girls through sport while he also completed his law and business degree at Stanford University. Sam loves all forms of cheese, downhill skiing, and The Office. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-krieg-26a48b55 Website: https://www.thomasstreetpartners.com/
34:22
August 31, 2020
#25: Venture Capital Investing in Silicon Valley, today and tomorrow with AiSprouts's Suman Talukdar
Suman Talukdar is a venture-backed operator turned investor at AiSprouts.vc, where he is working with entrepreneurs on the next big ideas. With a track record of $7B in exits, with companies including Cloudflare and Anaplan, Suman invests in companies with the traits he's seen make others highly successful. As an investor, his portfolio includes Ripple, Palantir, and Sharetribe -- recent exits include 6d.ai and Apprente. He started his professional career building agent-based enterprise "AI" software. A published author on innovation, Suman has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Computer Engineering from Rice University. He is married, has three children, is an avid tennis player, and enjoys listening to classical music. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stswww/ Website: https://www.aisprouts.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stswww AngelList: https://angel.co/u/stswww
37:23
August 24, 2020
#24: Mandarin Fluency & Business in Asia with Rufe Consulting’s Jamie Rufe
Jamie Rufe is a Taipei-based professional and entrepreneur, who is currently getting his Masters in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at National Taiwan Normal University. He's been living in the Chinese-speaking for 10 years (2.5 in China, 7+ in Taiwan), and has 8 years experience working in local Chinese and Taiwanese companies, including 2 years serving as Executive Assistant to Foxconn's Chairman & CEO, Terry Gou. Jamie has been learning Chinese for 15 years and is currently the founder of Rufe Consulting, a Chinese language coaching agency that helps Western professionals learn how to confidently speak basic Chinese in a few months. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-rufe/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyDH-nqRAbO8fYdrmuG29g?view_as=subscriber Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.rufe/
42:47
August 17, 2020
#23: Entrepreneurship & Comedy with Corporate Bro's Ross Pomerantz
Ross Pomerantz AKA Corporate Bro, is a graduate of Stanford Business School and a professional comedian and content creator. He parodies life as a Silicon Valley salesman with weekly sketch comedy that can be found on Youtube or Instagram @Corporate.bro. Website: https://corporatebro.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corporatebro/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealCorpBro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corporate.bro/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIOK2ypWf84RF1lFiOd9_eg
32:00
August 10, 2020
#22: Remote VC Investing & Startup Funding with Newchip's Keagan Wernicke
Keagan Wernicke is the Chief Operating Officer at Newchip. Newchip is the #1 remote accelerator with a special focus on helping founders raise money. A founder, marketer, and serial entrepreneur, Keagan also currently owns a boutique marketing agency, Moonshot Marketers, that helps founders run paid SEM & social ads, and craft marketing strategies. He started his entrepreneurial career right out of college and sold his first company, GroupThreads, an e-commerce platform, in 2017. Website: https://launch.newchip.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keaganwernicke/
23:44
August 3, 2020
#21: Global Family Office Investing with Giampaolo Parigi, Chairman SFO
Giampaolo Parigi is a London-based venture capitalist, merchant banker, serial entrepreneur, and chairman of a single family office with 30 years of international track record on the primary and secondary markets. As a deal-maker, he ha invested and advised on transactions in five continents and over seventy-five countries across many different industry sectors and served on the board of directors of financial institutions both in Europe and the USA where he was nearly ten years in Silicon Valley as a VC. He regularly advises institutionals including sovereign wealth funds and banks and raises capital for privately-held and public companies all over the world from deep tech start-ups to large multinationals and governments, primarily in finance, infrastructure, advanced logistics, energy, mining, technology and agribusiness investments. He has been the first to nose-dive private equity style investments to structure greenfield infrastructure developments in the Emerging Markets in the CIS, SE Asia, China and South Africa. Giampaolo is a published author and often invited by leading universities in the USA and Europe and international conferences worldwide as a keynote speaker on topics of finance, venture capital and private equity. Giampaolo speaks English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Dutch, Russian, Norwegian.  Website: https://www.giampaoloparigi.com  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/giampaoloparigi
48:11
July 19, 2020
#20: Funding Female-Led Startups in APAC with Her Capital's Tanya Rolfe
Tanya founded the Ladies Investment Club in Singapore in 2017.  Eager to enter the world of venture, she established a team of 40 female investors providing hard to access funding to female founders. Tanya has a track of building investor teams to provide the right combination of skills required to support founders. Tanya has invested in 6 startups during the 2.5 years she managed the Ladies Investment Club and sits on multiple advisory boards. She has experience of working within portfolio companies and pivoting businesses.  Prior to founding the Ladies Investment Club, Tanya had a 15-year legal career at some of the world’s largest law firms. Tanya spent 7 years in Real Estate legal teams before moving into M&A legal management at both Simmons & Simmons and Norton Rose Fulbright in London. Tanya’s strengths lie in identifying exceptional talent, building strong business relationships with startup founders, without compromising her judgement and applying logic to solving problems. Contact: Tanya@hercapital.vc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyarolfe/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HerCapital_vc Website: https://www.hercapital.vc
22:52
July 13, 2020
#19: Investing in Malaysia & APAC with Ficus Venture Capital's Rina Neoh
Rina is a serial entrepreneur and Asian thought leader in the fields of startup incubation and acceleration, angel investments, venture capital funding, entrepreneurship education, startup ecosystem development, social enterprises, micro-entrepreneurship, and technology-enabled businesses. She is a hands-on entrepreneur with a proven track record in setting up and accelerating startup enterprises with technology or social focus.  As a Co-Founder and Board Director of FICUS Venture Fund, Rina was instrumental in launching the first Shariah-compliant investment company in Malaysia that upholds highest standards of ethical practice.  Rina is also a Board Member of the Malaysian Trade (MATRADE) Commission, where she participated in crafting and executing Malaysia’s export promotion strategy in line with the government’s Industry 4.0 Economic Agenda.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rinaneoh/ Website: https://www.ficusvc.com
39:53
July 6, 2020
#18: The Digital Asset Regulatory Space and Neobanks with Gravitas International's Malcolm Tan
Malcom is the Chairman and General Counsel of Gravitas International, Founder and CEO of Gravitas.Financial (Challenger Bank), and Managing Director of his own firm Malcolm Tan Chambers LLC, amongst other companies, Malcolm Tan is an established Singaporean lawyer-entrepreneur with extensive experience in the construction, telecommunications, engineering, retail, IT and financial industries. Trained and still practising as a lawyer, Malcolm is also skilled in litigation, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. He previously held legal counsel positions in both global and regional capacities across the Asia-Pacific region, MENA, and North America. He published a book last year on “How to ICO/ITO – Legal and Regulatory Framework in Singapore” and has already, and is still advising over 80 companies who have already, or are intending to ICO/ITO in Singapore and around the world, with clients from the UK, Malta, Russia, Ukraine, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, etc. Many clients are also in the midst of licence applications in Singapore for Payment Services Act licences, and/or other types of regulated licences such as Recognised Market Operators, Commodities, Precious Metals etc. In the ICO, IEO, STO, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space, Malcolm has done regulatory reviews and consulted with multiple governments, and is frequently a speaker and thought leader for DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) and ICO and Cryptocurrency regulations and law. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmtan/
34:10
June 29, 2020
#17: From Academia to Edtech: A Hong Konger's Journey with Polygence's Jin Yun Chow
Jin is an entrepreneur and scholar currently based in Stanford, California. Along with her co-founder Janos Perczel, she started Polygence, an Ed-Tech company that offers project-based research mentorship to students around the world. Jin graduated from Princeton University as the Valedictorian of the class of 2017, and she went on to Stanford to pursue a PhD in Comparative Literature. She is currently taking a break from her studies to work full-time on Polygence. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jin-yun-chow-stanford/ Email: jin@polygence.org Featured Articles: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/04/28/jin-yun-chow-named-valedictorian-grant-storey-selected-salutatorian https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/05/26/other-words-valedictorian-chow-finds-connection-purpose-language-and-life-princeton https://www.polygence.org/blog/2 https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2097656/hongkonger-who-tutors-prisoners-gets-top-ivy https://kempton.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/2017-princeton-valedictory-address-jin-yun-chow/ https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/06/06/2017-valedictory-address
25:18
June 22, 2020
#16: The Future of Blockchain & Fintech in APAC with Rio DeFi's John Patrick Mullin
John Patrick Mullin is a FinTech entrepreneur, blockchain expert, and educator living in Hong Kong. He started his career in investment banking having worked at Guotai Junan Securities in Shanghai, China. He then was a founding team member and Managing Director of trade.io a cryptocurrency exchange and advisory firm based in Hong Kong. He then set up the Asian business operations, for Tritaurian Capital, a US broker-dealer. He's currently an advisor for Rio DeFi, a leading Decentralized Finance company based in Hong Kong. As an educator, he has spoken at leading universities across the world, including Harvard, London Business School, and Peking University. Additionally, John is a mentor for Entrepreneur First, a leading, deep-tech accelerator and LongHash, a global blockchain accelerator. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-patrick-mullin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jp_mullin009?lang=en
35:50
June 15, 2020
#15: Quantitative VC Investing and a Path to Personal & Professional Growth with Nuno Goncalves Pedro
Nuno Goncalves Pedro is the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, the first ever quant early-stage VC firm in the Bay area, focused on consumer and enterprise software, with investments in App Annie, Gusto, Rubrik, Enish (IPO), Virta Health, DraftKings, among others. He is also the venture partner at Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware and consumer investments, with investments in companies such as Ring (Sold Amazon), Spin (Sold Ford), Zipline, among others. He is the co-founder and co-host of decipheredshow.com and the creator of the “Rejection & Adversity as a path to Growth” methodology (https://bit.ly/3badkvb). Nuno has served and continues serving as a board member, advisor and coach to various start-ups, corporations and non-profits in the US, Europe and Asia. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuno-goncalves-pedro-69732a/ Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpM1BBZavE&feature=emb_title
46:08
June 8, 2020
#14: Social Impact Initiatives and Global Startup Ecosystems with Byeonghun Kim
Byeonghun Kim (BK) is a Social Entrepreneur, Engineer, Founder of EcoMake, and Founder of Elwasta. Developer of startup ecosystems, he has traveled to various entrepreneurial communities around the globe to pursue his vision of decentralizing startup resources and venture opportunities to underdeveloped areas of the world. As a 22-year-old entrepreneur, he shares his insights on starting businesses in the US and developing startup communities in Greater Europe and South Korea.  Contact: bhun.kim98@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/byeonghun/
28:53
June 1, 2020
#13: The Future of Silicon Valley and the Internet of Value with Gumi Cryptos Capital's Miko Matsumura
Miko Matsumura is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptos, a US $30M venture capital fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. He is also an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He has been a keynote speaker at dozens of blockchain conferences around the world. He is also cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin, Miko participated in the first wave of the Internet as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems and is now fully engaged in Internet of value. With 25 years of enterprise software marketing experience in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in venture capital for Open Source startups such as Gradle, Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, Db4O. He has invested in open source money, advising successful startups like Celsius ($2B in loans), Pundi X (global point of sale devices), Refereum ($30M Gamer Affiliate Marketing),  WiFiCoin (wifi Sharing), Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a well known speaker at many bitcoin and blockchain events. Website: https://www.miko.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikomatsumura/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikocryptos Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikojava
01:07:04
May 25, 2020
#12: One Hundred Days of Solitude with Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, where he developed a strong entrepreneurial spirit that has led him to seek opportunities around the world. At age 18, he moved to Montreal, Canada, traveling out of his hometown for the first time ever. In Canada, he embraced an identity of a global citizen, learning several languages and traveling to 60+ countries. During his Bachelor’s at McGill University, he was also able to intern at the United Nations in Ecuador and study abroad in the Netherlands and Australia. Subsequently, he was chosen as a Schwarzman Scholar to complete a Master’s degree at Tsinghua University. Currently, he resides in Beijing, China and works at Bytedance as a Content Strategy Manager for a key SaaS product (http://www.larksuite.com/). Simultaneously, he has taken on a few education consulting projects and public speaking trainings; commercialized Colombian coffee in China; closed a few international commodity trade/import & export deals; invest in real estate in Colombia; and continue to travel the world. He aims to become an entrepreneur and investor; an inspirational figure and leader; a philanthropist; and a Colombian diplomat. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanlopez-ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanlopez.ca/
30:27
May 18, 2020
#11: Investment Opportunities in Energy & Other Beaten Down Sectors: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns.  As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world's largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns publishes 3 newsletters. Today’s Top 3 Trades offers technical analysis on 3 CME/ICE commodity/index futures or spot FX markets (with coverage for 2 markets from a designated asset class(es) for each weekday as seen in the Watchlist), plus the top trade idea for the day from any asset class.  All 3 markets covered are selected based on their likelihood to exhibit trend reversal or continuation during the week that begins on the day of coverage, based on technical analysis and news flow.  For instance, Monday coverage is on 2 Agris (and potentially 1 Index), while Tuesdays are devoted to 2 Indices (and potentially 1 Soft).  Equities & ETFs is the most recently launched weekly newsletter providing technical analysis on monthly and weekly charts of 25 industry leaders and ETFs either at/near 5 plus year lows or which offer high dividend yields.  Crypto Weekly Outlook covers crypto industry fundamentals and technicals/fundamentals Sundays on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
33:46
May 11, 2020
#10: Africa's Man of Steel with Samir Jezzini
Samir Jezzini is a Business Consultant, Private Wealth Manager, founder of Higbos Holdings, and founder of Estate Token Trust. Coming from a wealth and investment management background and looking through the eyes of the successful, he offers an intricate insight on the best business strategies and most lucrative investments in Africa and the region. With almost a decade of experience within the large continent, he has executed on marketing and business development strategies successfully. Scrupulously studying and evaluating the economic fundamentals of the markets has allowed him to make informed and rewarding decisions in short and long-term investments. Contact: sj@higbosholdings.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samir-jezzini-a02751121/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamirJezzini Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samir.jezzini/
29:32
May 4, 2020
#09: Doing Deals Responsibly in A Crisis with 1982's Scott Krivokopich
1982 Ventures is a Singapore based VC firm focused on investing in early stage fintech start-ups in Southeast Asia.  We have experience leading and executing fintech deals in the region.  Our focus makes us the first port of call for fintech founders and first money in.  Our local networks provide us exclusive deal flow, on-the-ground insights and access to decision makers. 1982 Ventures is investing in and supporting the best founders to positively impact the future of financial services in Southeast Asia. For more information visit: https://1982.vc/. Scott is the Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures. He is responsible for setting the investment and deal execution strategy and manages overall operations. He previously was a Principal at tryb Group and led the Investments team. He led investments into First Circle, leading digital SME lender in the Philippines, Asia Collect, a regional digital debt collection services, and supported the team in a growth equity deal, Chinsay, global enterprise technology SaaS. Prior to joining tryb in December 2016, Scott worked as Director and Office Head for Moore Stephens, leading corporate finance and CFO services practice, in Shanghai. At Moore Stephens, Scott worked closely with EU- and US-based boards and financial sponsors to manage financial operations for their investments in Asia, providing investment planning, restructuring and transaction support, while serving as regional finance head for 22 companies. Scott started his career in New York with PwC. He worked in PwC’s Fixed Income and Credit Group where he worked with investment banks and portfolio managers on fixed income derivatives. He has extensive experience modeling fixed income derivatives and other sophisticated credit products. He graduated with a degree in Finance and Investments from Baruch College and is a Certified Management Accountant. Scott has previously served as Board Treasurer and Executive Committee member for the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. In his free time, Scott enjoys assisting social entrepreneurs with finance and accounting issues, volunteered for Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and has been a lecturer at kanthari.org’s India campus since 2013. Contact: scott@1982.vc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skrivokopich/
43:03
April 27, 2020
#08: A "Glimpse" into the Future with Akash Raju
Akash Raju is the Co-Founder and CEO of Glimpse, a startup enabling product placements in the real world. He is a Purdue graduate where he led many startup initatives and has past experience at companies like Microsoft and Tesla. Contact: akash@tryglimpse.com LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/akash-raju Twitter: http://twitter.com/akashraju4
29:41
April 20, 2020
#07: COVID-19 & The Future Economy: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns.  As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world's largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns publishes 3 newsletters. Today’s Top 3 Trades offers technical analysis on 3 CME/ICE commodity/index futures or spot FX markets (with coverage for 2 markets from a designated asset class(es) for each weekday as seen in the Watchlist), plus the top trade idea for the day from any asset class.  All 3 markets covered are selected based on their likelihood to exhibit trend reversal or continuation during the week that begins on the day of coverage, based on technical analysis and news flow.  For instance, Monday coverage is on 2 Agris (and potentially 1 Index), while Tuesdays are devoted to 2 Indices (and potentially 1 Soft).  Equities & ETFs is the most recently launched weekly newsletter providing technical analysis on monthly charts of 20 industry leaders and 5 ETFs either at/near 5 plus year lows or which offer high dividend yields.  Crypto Weekly Outlook covers crypto industry fundamentals and technicals/fundamentals Sundays on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
29:20
April 12, 2020
#06: Behind The Blockchain: Michael Catt's Journey into maturing the crypto industry
We sat down with Michael Catt, founder of the University of Kansas Blockchain Institute. He currently is a business development associate at Nebula Ventures, a fin-tech and property tech accelerator fund based in New York City. He shares his story of how he first discovered cryptocurrency on Coinbase to eventually helping to secure a $2 Million Dollar research grant from Ripple's $50 Million Dollar Grant Program to expand blockchain research efforts and bridge the knowledge gap between university students and the curriculum. Learn more about Nebula Ventures https://nebulaventures.com/ & KU Blockchain Insitute https://kublockchain.com/.  Contact: mcatt@nebulaventures.io  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcatt/
25:30
February 10, 2020
#05: Women in Entrepreneurship in Asia Pacific
Icey Jiang was a TEDx speaker, a venture capitalist, a former engineering student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  As a strategic thinker, she is a curious and creative individual with a passion for emerging technology. With an entrepreneurial spirit, an agile and forward-thinking by nature, and an appreciation for digital tools that resolve every day problems, she uses her spare time taking on a proactive role in community services and contributing to the technology startup ecosystem in Hong Kong. Last year, Icey was selected by Google as a Women Techmakers Scholar representing Hong Kong within Asia Pacific. She was also invited by the Australian government to foster STEM and entrepreneurship by women in APAC economies. She is currently actively engaged with her own startup community INNOGIRLS, and her mission is to empower more female youth to excel in innovation and entrepreneurship through design thinking. She likes “Learn the rules like a pro, break them like an artist.” Contact: ruijie.jiang.ij@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iceyjiang/
24:59
January 20, 2020
#04: PropTech with Bluenest?
Jeff is the Co-founder and CEO of Bluenest Pte Ltd. Jeff brings significant venture building experience from his early days contribution in Lazada and Zilingo . He worked on commercial strategy, new market expansion and growth in both ecommerce B2C and B2B space. Prior to his stint in internet ventures, Jeff was working with ERA Realty as a Marketing Director.  Contact: jeff@bluenest.sg LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-lim/
26:22
January 6, 2020
#03: Introduction: Tradable Patterns with Darren Chu
Darren Chu, CFA, is the Founder of Tradable Patterns.  As seen on Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset, Interactive Brokers and Inside Futures, and downloaded daily by the world's largest asset manager and 4 of the 10 largest hedge funds by AUM, Tradable Patterns publishes 3 newsletters. Today’s Top 3 Trades offers technical analysis on 3 CME/ICE commodity/index futures or spot FX markets (with coverage for 2 markets from a designated asset class(es) for each weekday as seen in the Watchlist), plus the top trade idea for the day from any asset class.  All 3 markets covered are selected based on their likelihood to exhibit trend reversal or continuation during the week that begins on the day of coverage, based on technical analysis and news flow.  For instance, Monday coverage is on 2 Agris (and potentially 1 Index), while Tuesdays are devoted to 2 Indices (and potentially 1 Soft).  Equities & ETFs is the most recently launched weekly newsletter providing technical analysis on monthly charts of 20 industry leaders and 5 ETFs either at/near 5 plus year lows or which offer high dividend yields.  Crypto Weekly Outlook covers crypto industry fundamentals and technicals/fundamentals Sundays on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
30:03
December 23, 2019
#02: Coinstreet Partners
We sat down with Samson Lee, the CEO of Coinstreet Partners,a Digital Asset & Wealth Management Asset Tokenization Exchange Platform. The firm enables the next generation of decentralized full-integrated investment banks. He shares his story and impact of the STO industry on Blockchain and regulations surrounding it today.  Email - sl@coinstreet.partners Website - www.coinstreet.partners  LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsonlee/
27:01
November 11, 2019
#01: How to break into Venture Capital? Latest Startup Trends & Entrepreneurship Advice
We sat down with Keegan McNamara, who is a Student Venture Partner at Contrary Capital. He shares his story and impact of how he broke into the Venture Capital world. We also discuss the types of innovative projects and trends he’s seen and advice on how to support your ideas. You can reach Keegan at keegan@contrarycap.com and learn more about his project at https://aloud.fyi. Follow him at keeganm.org and @keegan_mcnamara on Twitter!
24:47
September 23, 2019
#00: Welcome to the Geeks of the Valley Podcast
The “Geeks of the Valley” Podcast connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today, to discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/geeks-of-the-valley/ Website: https://geeksofthevalley.com/
02:40
September 2, 2019