I did not realise how big this was. And K-Pop really is the worst thing ever – the music mostly sucks too.
Looks like there are, or will be, some more Crazy Rich Asians in Singapore. Terra has raised $32 million to fuel its vision of creating Project Terra, the next generation of digital money, based on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.
Always scary to see an interview in words.
Always worrying if you are on point or not – I tend to always say what is on my mind and normally I feel pretty good about that.
Let’s see how this one holds up over time.
That time I was in Korea and it was cold.
I will be heading to this today and I am looking forward to meeting killer Korean startups, being cold and eating some Shack Shake – I may have to try one of their new location as well :: https://www.shakeshack.com/location/seoul-south-korea-cheongdam/
I wrote this before about how I am trying to manage my time.
I always get asked as I have transitioned to VC from a product guy, how I feel about VC life. I think most folks are surprised when I tell them it is all good but managing my time is hard. Why? It is easy to get busy with all the stuff we do. Meeting companies, helping portfolio companies, fund management stuff, meeting LP’s and just spending enough time with your own team helping each other improve our craft.
I am not complaining but just highlighting that if I am not careful – I can easily fill up my day and then wonder where my time went.
Regardless, I still feel it is important to meet new people. Recently I was contacted to provide a referral for a former employee of mine. The person asking for the referral also requested a coffee to chat more. I have made time for these coffees and used my trusty admin Evie, Evie is well trained and knows that coffee meetings are 45 mins at a specific location I like, had it all set up in a few emails.
Yesterday I had that coffee. I am glad I did.
I actually got to meet the guy who helped lead the acquistion of Path and who ran the transitional Path engineering team. There were lots of interesting things I learned but not all I can share. Some small tidbits – the transition team was mostly all Koreans who moved to Jakarta, they all eventually moved back, there is one Indonesian engineer still working on Path, and Path is basically dying a slow death.
We enjoyed our chat given my Yahoo/Koprol experience and it reminded me that the “culture of busy” will keep these fun meetings from happening.
Have fun out there!