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Finding unstoppable founders and enduring platform companies: On Call with Insignia Ventures' Yinglan Tan

On Call with Insignia Ventures

"The most enduring companies are able to essentially create a reservoir for their users..." About the episode For our tenth episode this season, we go back to the first we recorded for our podcast with our founding managing partner Yinglan Tan. His pursuit of the unstoppable founder has led him to where he is today: at the helm of an early-stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia, with a portfolio including technology market leaders in the region like Carro, Payfazz, Janio, and LOGIVAN.  Having supported many successful companies throughout his career, he shares the six characteristics of successful early-stage tech companies and explains the mechanics of building a sustainable technology platform business.  This interview was recorded January this year. Timestamps 00:36 Six characteristics of successful early-stage tech companies; 6:04 Basics of building a platform business; 8:40 Developing a self-sustaining platform;  Music Podcast Intro by Tim Beek (2019) Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019) The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund

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19 May 2020

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[Part 3/3] COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia: On Call with Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, & Yinglan Tan

On Call with Insignia Ventures

 "You want to make sure that you are prepared for the upturn when it comes." About this episode Our pilot episode is the third and final part in a three part recording of Insignia Ventures' first ever webinar, "COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia" held 3rd of April, 2020. The webinar features insights, firsthand experiences and practical advice from Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, and Yinglan Tan on how Southeast Asia's startups can become COVID-proof and post-COVID ready. This part covers concrete fundraising advice for founders, approaches to managing teams and employees, and post-COVID outlooks.  00:35 How should founders approach pitching to investors and the whole process of fundraising these days? (answered by Yinglan and Linh) 06:58 What has the experience been like, from the time that this outbreak came on the news and a lot of government started happening on it? And how have you been managing sort of the work from different countries? (answered by Aaron and Yinglan) 14:58 What is your outlook like for the next few months? (answered by Linh and Yinglan) About our guests Linh Thai Linh has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, and operations. Her prior roles include CEO of Vingroup Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund; Head of Strategy and Operations at VinaCapital, one of the leading asset managers in Vietnam; and Director of Investments at DFJ VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s first venture capital funds.  Prior to joining the dark side, Linh has held marketing and operational roles at internet start-ups, both as a founder and as an early employee. Linh is also one of the main “sharks” during seasons 1 and 2 on the Vietnamese version of Shark Tank. Aaron Tan A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession, Aaron is currently the co-founder and CEO of Carro, a venture backed used car marketplace. Aaron was most recently awarded the ITMA Future IT Leader Award. Prior to Carro, Aaron joined SEA’s leading venture fund - Singtel Innov8 ventures. Aaron was instrumental in the starting of Blk71 – Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem - as well as setting up the firm’s San Francisco operations. He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree, BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. Yinglan Tan Yinglan founded Insignia Ventures Partners in 2017. Insignia Ventures Partners is an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia and manages more than US$350 million from sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments and renowned family offices. Insignia Ventures Partners is the recipient of two back-to-back "VC Deal of Year" awards for Payfazz (2019) and Carro (2018) from the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and its portfolio include many other technology leaders in Southeast Asia. He also serves on the International Board of Stars – Leaders of the Next Generation, the Singapore Government’s Pro Enterprise Panel and is a Board Member at Hwa Chong Institution. Music: Podcast Intro by Tim Beek (2019) Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019) The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund.

19mins

5 Apr 2020

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[Part 2/3] COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia: On Call with Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, & Yinglan Tan

On Call with Insignia Ventures

"Time to show you know your stuff."   About this episode Our pilot episode is the second part in a three part recording of Insignia Ventures' first ever webinar, "COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia" held 3rd of April, 2020. The webinar features insights, firsthand experiences and practical advice from Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, and Yinglan Tan on how Southeast Asia's startups can become COVID-proof and post-COVID ready. This second part covers creative cost-cutting strategies, questions on ecommerce and B2B sales, as well as navigating the various markets in Southeast Asia.  00:42 What are your thoughts on cost cutting and sort of how founders should approach staying lean during this during this time? (answered by Linh) 6:13 What is your general advice for commerce startups? (answered by Linh, Aaron) 11:00 What would be the consideration startups should have, especially if they're looking to drive more adoption and retention these days, considering you have different markets with undergoing different situations and different customer behavior? (answered by Yinglan) 15:56 What is your take on B2B startups in Southeast Asia that are looking to expand internationally? (answered by Linh) About our guests Linh Thai Linh has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, and operations. Her prior roles include CEO of Vingroup Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund; Head of Strategy and Operations at VinaCapital, one of the leading asset managers in Vietnam; and Director of Investments at DFJ VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s first venture capital funds.  Prior to joining the dark side, Linh has held marketing and operational roles at internet start-ups, both as a founder and as an early employee. Linh is also one of the main “sharks” during seasons 1 and 2 on the Vietnamese version of Shark Tank. Aaron Tan A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession, Aaron is currently the co-founder and CEO of Carro, a venture backed used car marketplace. Aaron was most recently awarded the ITMA Future IT Leader Award. Prior to Carro, Aaron joined SEA’s leading venture fund - Singtel Innov8 ventures. Aaron was instrumental in the starting of Blk71 – Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem - as well as setting up the firm’s San Francisco operations. He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree, BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.   Yinglan Tan Yinglan founded Insignia Ventures Partners in 2017. Insignia Ventures Partners is an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia and manages more than US$350 million from sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments and renowned family offices. Insignia Ventures Partners is the recipient of two back-to-back "VC Deal of Year" awards for Payfazz (2019) and Carro (2018) from the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and its portfolio include many other technology leaders in Southeast Asia. He also serves on the International Board of Stars – Leaders of the Next Generation, the Singapore Government’s Pro Enterprise Panel and is a Board Member at Hwa Chong Institution. Music:  Podcast Intro by Tim Beek (2019)  Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019)   The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund.

18mins

5 Apr 2020

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[Part 1/3] COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia: On Call with Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, & Yinglan Tan

On Call with Insignia Ventures

"Be on the lookout for opportunity." About this episode Our pilot episode is the first part in a three part recording of Insignia Ventures' first ever webinar, "COVID-19 Strategies for Startups in Southeast Asia" held 3rd of April, 2020. The webinar features insights, firsthand experiences and practical advice from Linh Thai, Aaron Tan, and Yinglan Tan on how Southeast Asia's startups can become COVID-proof and post-COVID ready. This first part covers their introduction and their takes on Southeast Asia's fundraising landscape in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.  1:15 Linh Thai Introduction 1:54 Yinglan Tan Introduction 2:56 Aaron Tan Introduction 4:33 From your perspective, how have investor appetites in the region changed in terms of (1) industry focus and (2) what investors look for in companies? (answers from Linh, Aaron, and Yinglan) About our guests Linh Thai Linh has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, and operations. Her prior roles include CEO of Vingroup Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund; Head of Strategy and Operations at VinaCapital, one of the leading asset managers in Vietnam; and Director of Investments at DFJ VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s first venture capital funds.  Prior to joining the dark side, Linh has held marketing and operational roles at internet start-ups, both as a founder and as an early employee. Linh is also one of the main “sharks” during seasons 1 and 2 on the Vietnamese version of Shark Tank. Aaron Tan A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession, Aaron is currently the co-founder and CEO of Carro, a venture backed used car marketplace. Aaron was most recently awarded the ITMA Future IT Leader Award. Prior to Carro, Aaron joined SEA’s leading venture fund - Singtel Innov8 ventures. Aaron was instrumental in the starting of Blk71 – Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem - as well as setting up the firm’s San Francisco operations. He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree, BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. Yinglan Tan Yinglan founded Insignia Ventures Partners in 2017. Insignia Ventures Partners is an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia and manages more than US$350 million from sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments and renowned family offices. Insignia Ventures Partners is the recipient of two back-to-back "VC Deal of Year" awards for Payfazz (2019) and Carro (2018) from the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and its portfolio include many other technology leaders in Southeast Asia. He also serves on the International Board of Stars – Leaders of the Next Generation, the Singapore Government’s Pro Enterprise Panel and is a Board Member at Hwa Chong Institution. Music: Podcast Intro by Tim Beek (2019) Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019) The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund.

17mins

5 Apr 2020

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In Asia, Trust Drives New Business Models – Yinglan Tan

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TRUST IS CRITICAL TO BUSINESS in Asian cultures. This constraint to doing business with others has helped drive a new business model that complements perfectly the mobile phone generation of today. Tan Yinglan, Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital, highlights two Asia-centric mobile apps that are leveraging the cultural phenomenon of trust, and building an entirely new business… The post In Asia, Trust Drives New Business Models – Yinglan Tan appeared first on ClarkMorgan.

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