Category Archives: People

Jim Mann details why “engagement” with China failed – Axios

One of my favourite books on China is Jim Mann’s “The China Fantasy” – it continues to look more right by the day.

Here is a recent interview with Jim.

Jim Mann details why “engagement” with China failed – Axios

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Track Record – AVC

I probably link to Fred too much but he is only hitting a nerve with me.

I don’t have a long track record yet – I would say I barely have one but I can very conscientious about that it is being built day by day, deal by deal.

VC is a slow game – especially when it come to building a track record.

I hope to be celebrating some wins but I am sure there will be losses as well.

The learnings from all sides of VC pour in daily. There are the regrets about lost deals – these are the ones that you were in but got away.

There are the regrets about looking back on a deal and realizing that you should have done it another way.

Tons to learn. 

ABL. 

Track Record – AVC

Seed funding in Singapore isn’t dead. Here’s all the proof you need.

Normally behind a paywall but this article is free for the day.

Here is one of my incendiary quotes:

Smith adds: “The meme that there is a stage-specific crunch is usually started by founders who have struggled to raise a round. The truth is that everyone struggles and fundraising for startups or venture funds are never easy.”

Seed funding in Singapore isn’t dead. Here’s all the proof you need.