Expara CEO Douglas Abrams on Early-Stage Venture Funding in Southeast Asia


Douglas Abrams is the CEO of Singapore-based venture creation company Expara. They’re involved in teaching and developing entrepreneurship and venture financing with training programs in Southeast Asia. Expara IDM Ventures became one of the first private incubators in Southeast Asia, and now has partners in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Norway. In this […]

Why Singapore VC John Johan Kim Thinks the Future is in Bitcoin

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John John Kim is a Singapore based VC investor who has worked at some big firms such as Goldman Sachs and Mercuria. He talks about his new cross-border venture capital firm Amasia, and what kinds of investments they look for. John also discusses the startup ecosystem in Singapore, including the special government schemes the Singapore […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Semyon Dukach


Semyon Dukach is an angel investor and former professional blackjack player with the MIT Blackjack Team. He currently serves as Managing Director of Techstars in Boston. Semyon has invested in over 70 startup companies as an angel investor, mostly in the Boston area. In this podcast episode, he shares his tips for people interested in […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Keirn O’Connor

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Keirn O’Connor is an emerging markets investor in Southeast Asia and greater China. He was Managing Director at AIM Capital Management, a boutique investment firm that provided capital to companies in Cambodia and Vietnam. Before that he also served as Managing Director of Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), managing their Vietnam fund. In this podcast […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Dean Van Drasek


Dean Van Drasek is Executive Director of Arch Advisory. Throughout his career, he has shifted between law, investment banking, and fund management. He has a long history of working in Asia since first coming over to work in South Korea as a business lawyer in 1988. In this podcast episode, he talks about investment and […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Sergey Gribov


Sergey Gribov is a technology entrepreneur originally from Russia. He has been a founder or top manager in a number of startups over the years in the USA, Russia, and also Israel. He was employee number one at Compugen, and today serves as the Managing Partner at Startup Access. Sergey also sits on the board of […]