Raj comes with a deep background across payments, tech and Web3 in a multitude of roles – operator, investor and consultant. Raj’s Past Experience: Ex CEO, OYO Vacation Homes, a top 3 specialist vacation rental business (fully owned sub of OYO). Ex Global Head of Investments and M&A for PayU, a Prosus Company (Prosus is a leading listed […]
Burak Büyükdemir is a well-known investor, startup ecosystem builder, author, and founder. He is the founder of Etohum, a leading accelerator and seed investor organization in Turkey, as well as the founder of Startup Istanbul and Startup Turkey. Through these programs, he has supported and invested in over 100 startups, providing training, mentorship, and seed […]
Ryo Umezawa is a Partner leading Antler’s expansion into Japan. Prior to Antler, Ryo was a Principal at East Ventures, Japan, an early stage venture capital firm. As a serial entrepreneur, Ryo founded two companies, including AllCoupon Japan (acquired), and was Japan’s country manager for companies such as Tinder, Homeaway (Expedia Group) and Hailo. Ryo […]
#84: Geopolitics and Pakistan’s Economy – What Investors Should Consider with Zayn Venture Capital’s Faisal Aftab
Faisal is a Pakistani-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder & General Partner of Zayn Venture Capital (Formally Zayn Capital), a leading US & Cayman domiciled venture capital fund, investing in early-stage tech ventures in Pakistan. He is considered to be one of the most prolific investors with the most number of notable investment […]
#83: The Materials Revolution, Corporate Venturing, and the Double Bottom Line with Zeon Ventures’ Dennis Clark
Dennis currently serves as Investment Director at Zeon Ventures, a newly-formed, early stage venture capital firm investing across materials, sustainability, climate and health. Zeon Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Zeon Corporation, a global leader in elastomers, polymers, and specialty chemicals. Prior to joining Zeon, Dennis was at Honda for close to a […]
#82: Venturing into China – Insights from a Global Investor on Investment Strategies, Geopolitical Landscape, and Cross-Cultural Challenges with MSA Capital’s Ben Harburg
Ben Harburg is a Managing Partner at MSA Capital, a global investment firm with over $2 billion in assets under management. Mr Harburg also leads MSA Novo, the emerging markets focused franchise of MSA. Ben has significant investment and operations experience in the Greater China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and […]
Mike Jarmuz… or Muzz… is a General Partner at Lightning⚡️Ventures and is focused on investing in Bitcoin companies. His goal is to evangelize and demystify early-stage investing to plebs and whales alike. He is super passionate about educating founders and operators on strategies to fund their projects and believes everyone should invest in technology companies […]
Former investment banker (@ SCB) turned CorpDev (@ RedMart – acq) turned founder & CEO (@ Eatsy) and VP, Growth & Ops (@ CoinMarketCap – acq). Shaun most recently led Spartan Labs, a $100M Web3 venture-building studio. He is excited about solving growth and strategy challenges while building high-performing teams. He has operated through almost […]
Dave joined Facebook in 2007, and worked on Product and Operations at Facebook until 2017. While there, he learned from world class builders, thinkers, and operators how to scale technologies and businesses to billions of users.More recently, he was the CEO of Wavechat, a social audio company.
#78: 6x Startup Founder (Binance Acquisiton, YC W17 Soomgo) & Building a Team from 0-1 with Antler Korea’s Jiho Kang
Jiho built his career working with South Korean tech giant SK Planet and ecommerce unicorn Coupang as lead product manager.