The Philippines Opportunity: Franco Varona (Managing Partner at Foxmont Capital Partners)

Born in Canada, Franco is one of many overseas Filipinos building successful careers and creating meaningful change back in their home country. As the Managing Partner of Foxmont Capital Partners (the first independent Venture Capital firm in the Philippines), he is a passionate advocate of the Philippine startup ecosystem. Find out more in this podcast episode.

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Meaningful Connections in Vietnam: Denise Sandquist (CEO of Fika)

Born in Vietnam, adopted to Sweden, returned to Vietnam. I chat to Denise Sandquist about her life journey and her reasons for creating Fika (a female-focused AI social & dating app) in Vietnam. Listen more to Denise's story in this podcast episode.

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Indonesia VC Perspectives: Jason Pard (Aksara Ventures)

In this podcast episode, I chat to Jason Pard, Partner at Aksara Ventures, an Indonesian Venture Capital firm looking to back the bold ideas and resolute operators at the edge of breaking out. Listen to this post episode to hear more about Jason.

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Are Australian VCs Investing in Asia?

Are Australian VCs investing in Asia? VC’s often talk about the need for their portfolio companies to go global, but are Australian VCs themselves global? I compile a list of Aussie VCs that have a presence in Asia or have invested in Asian startups.

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Diversity & Inclusion: Sarah Liu (Founder of The Dream Collective)

The Dream Collective was founded in 2012 by Sarah Liu, a passionate advocate for women in leadership and furthering diversity and inclusivity practises in corporate culture to transform the way we work. The Dream Collective is a global leadership consultancy, helping business across Sydney, Shanghai, Melbourne, Tokyo & Singapore build diverse and inclusive workplaces.

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