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Geeks of the Valley connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today. We discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geeksofthevalley/support

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Geeks of the Valley connects with some of the brightest minds globally, who are leading their respective industries today. We discuss the hottest upcoming industry trends and how their work is affecting the global economy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geeksofthevalley/support

    New Business Models & Investment Opportunities in Asia Pacific with Click Venture's Carman Chan

    New Business Models & Investment Opportunities in Asia Pacific with Click Venture's Carman Chan

    As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.

    Carman began her entrepreneurship journey when she was in university. In order to pursue her passion for the newly emerging Internet, she passed up a fully sponsored PhD from Imperial College to become a serial internet entrepreneur. Carman’s first company, English Street was acquired by HKET(0423.HK), a Hong Kong listed newspaper group. Her second company was merged with Hiiir in Taiwan and and later acquired by FarEasTone (4904.TW).

    Carman is also a best-selling book author for several accelerated learning books. Spending eight years as a tech columnist for IT magazines, she wrote about internet business models and internet marketing.

    After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, her angel fund. With a focus on providing seed to series A financing to technology startups, Click Ventures is differentiated by offering mentorship from entrepreneurs with over twenty years of first-hand experience.

    Click Ventures has grown into a leading investment manager, and two of its funds are featured as Top 5 Seed Fund (Vintage 2003-2015) in the world and Top 4 Funds to Watch by Preqin respectively.

    Click’s current portfolio includes 40+ investments including Spotify.com, Docusign, Palantir.com, Memebox.com, Youappi.com...etc. Due to her deep experience, Carman is frequently invited to speak or serve as a panel member for prestigious events around the world. She has appeared in 10+ countries at high profile events including the Web Summit, Slush, AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum, and Silicon Dragon.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmanchan/
    Website: https://www.clickventures.vc/
    AngelList: https://angel.co/carmanchan


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    • 39 min
    Democratization, Digitization, and Public Policy in Asia Pacific with Ryan Terribilini

    Democratization, Digitization, and Public Policy in Asia Pacific with Ryan Terribilini

    Ryan Terribilini comes from technology and public policy roles at Google and Ripple to study Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. We discuss some of the emerging issues related to internet privacy and surveillance in a world in which we increasingly interact online and in which global finance operates using new technologies. Ryan also explains android ecosystems, bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. Ryan is a member of Pembroke College, Oxford.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanterribilini/


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    • 27 min
    Entrepreneurship through Acquisition with Thomas Street Partner's Sam Krieg

    Entrepreneurship through Acquisition with Thomas Street Partner's Sam Krieg

    Sam is former hedge fund analyst turned nonprofit operator who is from Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from Williams College, Sam worked as investment banker for JP Morgan and as an analyst with Balyasny Asset Management where he focused on midstream oil and gas services. For the last four years, he has managed a nonprofit based in Amman, Jordan that empowers refugee women and girls through sport while he also completed his law and business degree at Stanford University. Sam loves all forms of cheese, downhill skiing, and The Office.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-krieg-26a48b55
    Website: https://www.thomasstreetpartners.com/




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    • 34 min
    Venture Capital Investing in Silicon Valley, today and tomorrow with AiSprouts's Suman Talukdar

    Venture Capital Investing in Silicon Valley, today and tomorrow with AiSprouts's Suman Talukdar

    Suman Talukdar is a venture-backed operator turned investor at AiSprouts.vc, where he is working with entrepreneurs on the next big ideas. With a track record of $7B in exits, with companies including Cloudflare and Anaplan, Suman invests in companies with the traits he's seen make others highly successful. As an investor, his portfolio includes Ripple, Palantir, and Sharetribe -- recent exits include 6d.ai and Apprente. He started his professional career building agent-based enterprise "AI" software. A published author on innovation, Suman has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Computer Engineering from Rice University. He is married, has three children, is an avid tennis player, and enjoys listening to classical music.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stswww/
    Website: https://www.aisprouts.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stswww
    AngelList: https://angel.co/u/stswww


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    • 37 min
    Mandarin Fluency & Business in Asia with Rufe Consulting’s Jamie Rufe

    Mandarin Fluency & Business in Asia with Rufe Consulting’s Jamie Rufe

    Jamie Rufe is a Taipei-based professional and entrepreneur, who is currently getting his Masters in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at National Taiwan Normal University. He's been living in the Chinese-speaking for 10 years (2.5 in China, 7+ in Taiwan), and has 8 years experience working in local Chinese and Taiwanese companies, including 2 years serving as Executive Assistant to Foxconn's Chairman & CEO, Terry Gou. Jamie has been learning Chinese for 15 years and is currently the founder of Rufe Consulting, a Chinese language coaching agency that helps Western professionals learn how to confidently speak basic Chinese in a few months.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-rufe/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyDH-nqRAbO8fYdrmuG29g?view_as=subscriber
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.rufe/


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    • 42 min
    Entrepreneurship & Comedy with Corporate Bro's Ross Pomerantz

    Entrepreneurship & Comedy with Corporate Bro's Ross Pomerantz

    Ross Pomerantz AKA Corporate Bro, is a graduate of Stanford Business School and a professional comedian and content creator. He parodies life as a Silicon Valley salesman with weekly sketch comedy that can be found on Youtube or Instagram @Corporate.bro.


    Website: https://corporatebro.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corporatebro/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealCorpBro
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corporate.bro/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIOK2ypWf84RF1lFiOd9_eg


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    • 32 min

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