Monthly Archives: June 2018

Silicon Valley investor Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is raising a new fund – Recode

As a VC myself, this will be interesting to watch.

Silicon Valley investor Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is raising a new fund – Recode:

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Platform Strategies Serve Go-Jek And Line Well In Southeast Asia :: Jungle Ventures

Platform Strategies Serve Go-Jek And Line Well In Southeast Asia:

Grace Xia, a venture investor with Jungle Ventures and former Tencent executive, says that startups aren’t cut out. They can become innovation pipelines to these platform companies. That could even lead to an acquisition by the biggies, which certainly is not unheard of in this fast-emerging tech innovative region.

Finished :: Next book up :: Hit Refresh | Michael Smith Jr. – Apprentice VC

Finished this up on the plane ride.

Overall good but I think the last few chapters were kind of weak.

I think MSFT under Satya is doing well and will continue to do so. Whether or not his broader views, which I think are good, can resonate outside of MSFT and infiltrate the rest of the tech industry remains to be seen.

This stuff with ICE using Azure is a good test of the new Satya/MSFT conscience.

Next book up :: Hit Refresh | Michael Smith Jr. – Apprentice VC

Reddoorz :: Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch 2018 – Skift

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch 2018 – Skift:

REDDOORZ SINGAPORE AN OYO WITH SINGAPOREAN CHARACTERISTICS

Money Raised: Close to $20 million Headline Investors: Jungle Ventures, Susquehanna International Group and InnoVen Capital

Skift Take: Launched in 2015, RedDoorz is a network of budget branded lodging, with more than 500 properties primarily in Indonesia but also in Singapore and the Philippines. Yes, the company is mimicking a model that others pioneered in India. But we bet that its executives, led by co-founder and CEO Amit Saberwal, have the rare skills needed to lead their team of 180 workers in fending off looming competition from Chinese-owned budget hotels.