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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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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PropTech & South East Asia: Shelli Trung (REACH Australia)

Shelli Trung is the Managing Partner for REACH Australia and Southeast Asia. REACH is a scaleup program for the real estate industry created by Second Century Ventures (SCV), an early-stage technology fund backed by the National Association of Realtors®.

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Proptech, RealTech & Asia: Jonathan Hannam (Taronga Group)

After building a 20 year career across major global markets, including Australia, Sweden, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and China, Jonathan co-founded the Taronga Group of Companies to bring together institutional real estate investment, with technology and innovation.

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A Cynical Look at Silicon Valley

We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters... 2 books that detail the dark side of startup culture, VCs and Silicon Valley.

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PropTech VCs in the Asia Pacific

Is PropTech the next FinTech? Or is the real estate industry not ready to embrace change? I have no idea but here are some Asia Pacific focused PropTech Venture Capitalist Firms (VCs) & accelerators that you might want to check out.

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