Insider’s Guide to VC: Building Venture Backable Startups, Raising Capital in a Downturn and Increasing your Valuation artwork
BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech with Jeremy Au

Insider’s Guide to VC: Building Venture Backable Startups, Raising Capital in a Downturn and Increasing your Valuation

  • S1E18
  • 33:19
  • August 27th 2020

The Insider's Guide to Venture Capital is a podcast series hosted by Chia Jeng Yang, Venture Capitalist, and myself, Jeremy Au, a serial exited Founder.

Chia is a Principal at Saison Capital, a leading FinTech-focused venture capital fund, who has done especially well in emerging markets like Southeast Asia and India. Their direct investments include Grab, Southeast Asia's largest startup and super-app, as well as ShopBack, Southeast Asia's largest shopping and cashback rewards platform. Their limited partner investments include some of the top-performing funds in Southeast Asia, like East Ventures and Beenext, as well as global funds like Quona Capital and Antler

Previously he was the fifth employee for Antler, the leading global pre-team venture builder. He also both invested and launched markets for them in Europe. He was also at Rocket Internet where he helped build out an eCommerce company in Pakistan and Sri Lanka that was bought by Alibaba. On the side, he is cofounder of Shaper Impact Capital, a 60-person platform that helps early stage startups with an impact connect with resources they need for the next stage of growth.

His educational background includes a law undergraduate degree from Cambridge and will be doing his Harvard MBA in the future. He likes indie music, hiking and writes about venture capital at his website, which can be found at www.chiajy.com

Find the show notes and transcript at https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/insider-vc-one

BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech with Jeremy Au

Be inspired by the best leaders of Southeast Asia tech. Jeremy Au is a VC, serial entrepreneur & Harvard MBA interviewing brave founders, investors & rising stars. Build the future, learn from the past & stay human in between. No B.S on success. Get transcripts, startup resources & community discussions at www.jeremyau.com.

New episodes every Monday & Thursday. Looking for more guests from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines & Singapore. Dad, hiking & tea.