Project Alpha HCMC


We had a great show in Manila and submissions are open. Submit your decks soon – they don’t stay open for long.

Next stop is Vietnam :: Project Alpha

If you plan on attending – sign up soon.

Also, check the list of stuff for the winners. We just added a Stripe deal!



I never got this part about VC

It’s pretty simple.

– Respond to emails – even cold ones can get a reply

– Follow up on warm leads

– Be transparent about the process and honest about the answer. If it is not gonna happen then just tell the founder early. They appreciate it.

– It’s okay not to invest and sometimes founders think if they get connected to you that you are somehow obligated but just be clear and responsive.

Being open and kind is pretty easy to do.

(LINK) UOB CEO sees South-east Asia as ‘haven’ from trade war

Still one of my fav banks in the region.

United Overseas Bank (UOB) is betting South-east Asia will shield it from the escalating trade war between the US and China, distancing itself from the approach of its two main rivals that have expanded their focus to Hong Kong and the mainland. . Read more at The Business Times.
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Book :: The Messy Middle

Finally finished up The Messy Middle.

Enjoyed it, took some notes and more than a few screen shots.

The book is very short chapters which is cool but also means it is easy for me to put it down and then sometimes I take a few days to pick up.

The books is sectioned into three parts – Endure, Optimize, and Finish.

I also loved the middle gray section that was all about product management.

Anyways – good book. Check it out.

(LINK) After Uber flop, Go-Jek says it doesn’t need ride-hailing to profit – Nikkei Asian Review

Interesting. So when will they turn on other stuff in the expansion markets?

TOKYO — Go-Jek aims to build pockets of profit in its food delivery and finance, CEO Nadiem Makarim said, arguing that the Indonesian startup does not…
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