GFA018. Thanks for tuning into episode 18 of Global From Asia – currently in Portland, Oregon visiting some of my advisors in my startup Social Agent Limited, heading up to Seattle tomorrow on this month long road trip! Been a bit eye opening for me back in America after 2 years now, bit of a reverse culture shock.
GFA017. Recording today’s podcast as I am packing up for my USA trip. I’ll be flying from Hong Kong over to San Francisco and taking a road trip around the country with my wife and friend Attila. anyone interested to check out the funny movie trailer I recorded, can do so on Socialagent.me/roadtrip!
GFA016. One of the top questions I get asked is how can Hong Kong companies accept credit cards (Visa / Mastercard) for their online businesses? We know what a headache it is for hong kong merchant account applicants and they are left in the dark. So many are only using Paypal, due to either application processes being tedious and expensive, or just not knowing of a feasible solution. So today my friend Gary Lam helped connect me to Jo Chan, the Founder and President of AsiaPay – the leading merchant services provider for Hong Kong companies.
GFA015. Part 2 of a 2 part series, Jon gets deep into equity financing structure at the seed level, breaking down the 3 main structures when raising startup capital. He also goes over the difference raising money in Hong Kong (Asia) versus USA (Silicon Valley). Take out your notebooks, this is jammed with value and examples.
GFA014. This is a jam packed session about how the Hong Kong startup community spark started and how the first coworking space, BootHK was established. Leading into Jon’s latest venture Makible which has traction and funding – Jon shares the story.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. The next series goes into the 3 structures when raising startup capital.
GFA013. Today is a special one for me, being an alumni of Chinaccelerator program’s 3rd batch where I started Social Agent and met my soon-to-be-wife Wendy, I get to host a “fireside chat” with Todd and Cyril while Todd was in Shenzhen on a roadshow. Applications for their 5th batch are open for another week so check it out and see if you can Apply your startup in their program today!
GFA012. The final part of our special StartMeUp Hong Kong series, we have here with us Tim Draper a world renowned venture capitalist! He’s visiting Hong Kong as the Venture Forum’s keynote speaker, and shares some valuable insights about trends in industries happening around the world, and opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia based companies specifically.
GFA011. As part of the 2nd of a 3 part series, we have here with us Jonathan Medved visiting Hong Kong from Israel. He’s a serial entrepreneur and an amazing speaker and all around fun guy to chat with! He gives us some real advice about how startup communities form, join in together to support each other – and how Israel has become Number 2 in producing innovation after Silicon Valley!