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Ventures in the East
59 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep 3: Bridge from Seoul to SF - Blind & Venture Capital in South Korea (with Alex Shin @TeamBlind)
Our guest for this episode is Alex Shin, angel investor, former head of Global Operations at Blind, and co-founder at Hashed – a crypto venture capital fund. From Korean Air nut-rage to Travis Kalanick’s sudden resignation from Uber, Alex shares his story launching the US operations of Blind, a Korean start-up that operates the leading anonymous community app for the workplace.We discussed how the South Korean venture capital landscape has been evolving and drawing lessons from Silicon Valley amidst recent success of South Korean unicorns such as Toss and Coupang.
26 minutes | a month ago
Ep 2: Korean Food Delivery Market (with Jongho Joo - Head of Investment @Woowa Brothers)
Our guest for this episode is Jongho Joo of Woowa Brothers, the largest food delivery marketplace in Korea. We discuss the growth of the Korean market, what areas of the value chain he is most excited about, and differences in customer behavior across Asian markets.
33 minutes | a month ago
Ep 1: Japanese SaaS startup/VC (with Akira @Japan Head of DNX Ventures)
Our guest for this episode is Akira Kurabayashi of DNX Ventures, who has backed some of Japan’s most successful SaaS start-ups. We discussed how Japanese SaaS businesses are meeting the demands of Japan's unique business culture, shifting from a mindset of profit to growth, and finally getting recognition from global investors.
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