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From GGV Capital, Evolving for the Next Billion interviews local champions and global giants who are reshaping the lives of the next billion internet users. Hosted by GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung. Produced by GGV colleague Rita Yang. Podcasts are released bi-weekly.

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From GGV Capital, Evolving for the Next Billion interviews local champions and global giants who are reshaping the lives of the next billion internet users. Hosted by GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung. Produced by GGV colleague Rita Yang. Podcasts are released bi-weekly.

    Grab’s Super App Playbook

    Grab’s Super App Playbook

    Today’s episode is a rerun of our conversation with Grab’ President Ming almost 2 years ago. If you have been following the news, you probably know that Grab recently announced its plan to go public in the US via SPAC. It is the world’s largest SPAC merger deal up to date and is expected to be the largest IPO by a Southeast Asian company in the US. We’re very fortunate to be part of Grab’s journey since 2014 and it’s truly inspiring to see how consistent the team has been in pursuing its mission. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Binny Bansal: Inside the Success of Flipkart

    Binny Bansal: Inside the Success of Flipkart

    Today on the show we have Binny Bansal. Binny cofounded Flipkart in 2007 and played a pivotal role in scaling it to a market leading e-commerce space which still has so many fundamental customer and supply problems along the way. From a small beginning, Binny along with his friend Sachin Bansal turned Flipkart into a massive online commerce venture that was bought over by Walmart in 2018, for a whopping $16 billion. He's also a prolific angel investor and mentor, with over 30 investments in startups ecosystem in India.
    This episode is co-hosted by GGV Colleague Madhu Yalamarthi. 
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    • 52 min
    Sonny & Christy of Arevo: from MIT Labs to Print Farms in Vietnam

    Sonny & Christy of Arevo: from MIT Labs to Print Farms in Vietnam

    Today we have our first ever husband and wife duos on the show, Sonny Vu and Christy Trang Le from Arevo. Arevo develops technology to enable direct digital additive manufacturing parts for end-use applications in high volume. It makes advances in materials science, 3D printing software, and robotics to automate the production of carbon fiber reinforced polymer structures, otherwise known as CFRP. 
    Sonny is a serial entrepreneur, currently the CEO of Arevo. Previously, Sonny founded various startups including Misfit which was bought by Fossil for $260 million. Before that, he worked at Microsoft Research NLP, under Kai-Fu Lee, and worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics at MIT under Professor Noam Chomsky. Both Arevo and Misfit are GGV portfolio. Christy is the CFO and president of the Vietnam operations for Arevo. Previously, Christy was a country director for Vietnam at Facebook, and before Facebook, she built Misfit along with Sonny. Prior to Misfit, Christy was a consultant at McKinsey and an investment banker at HSBC. She graduated Double First in Economics at Oxford (BA & MPhil) and an MBA from MIT Sloan. 
    This episode is co-hosted by GGV Colleague Dimitra Taslim. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Allon Bloch of K Health: Reimagining Primary Care with AI

    Allon Bloch of K Health: Reimagining Primary Care with AI

    Today on the show, we have Allon Bloch, CEO and co-founder of K Health.

    K Health is America's number one most downloaded medical app with over 4 million users. It uses AI and advanced technology to provide better and more affordable health care. Unlike other symptom checkers that rely on static rules or protocols to give you the best guess at a diagnosis, K was trained on millions of real anonymized medical records to give you more accurate results that are personalized to your situation.

    K Health is a GGV portfolio.Since this episode was recorded, K Health has expanded into Pediatrics to help the whole family access high quality care, 24/7.

    Allon is also a board member and former co-CEO of Wix, and has served as the co-founder and CEO of Vroom. Allon is a partner at Jerusalem venture partners, and spent time as a consultant at McKinsey&Company. He holds a BS in biology from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from Columbia University. He was born and raised in Israel and moved to the US in 1995.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Max Levchin of Affirm: Why I Built Affirm after PayPal

    Max Levchin of Affirm: Why I Built Affirm after PayPal

    Today's episode was recorded back in 2019, way before Affirm became a 27 billion dollar public company, and the BNPL (that is buy now pay later) won over young consumers across the world.

    Before Affirm, Max was known as the co-founder of PayPal, where he designed the company's system to detect fraud. A "fintech nerd", as he called himself and serial entrepreneur, Max shared how Affirm was a product of his guiding principle in life, and how his wife was the voice of reason when defining what was fun for him.

    This episode is co-hosted by GGV managing partner Glenn Soloman and first appeared on Glenn's podcast Founder Real Talk.

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    Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. References to any securities or assets are for illustrative purposes only; such references do not constitute any recommendation to either buy or sell such securities or assets and are not intended to serve as the basis for any investment decision, nor do they constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services. Any information provided by third parties in this content does not reflect the views of GGV Capital and its subsidiaries or affiliates. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon, when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by GGV Capital. Any investment or portfolio company mentioned, referred to, or described is not representative of all investments in vehicles managed by GGV Capital, and there can be no assurance that the investments will be profitable or that other investments made in the future will have similar characteristics or results.

    • 53 min
    Jim Miller of Wayfair: Turning Profitable during COVID-19 | Evolving Ecommerce Ep.3

    Jim Miller of Wayfair: Turning Profitable during COVID-19 | Evolving Ecommerce Ep.3

    Today on the show, we have Jim Miller, CTO of Wayfair. Wayfair is one of the world's largest e-commerce companies that sells furniture and home-goods. Wayfair is not onlyWayfair.com. It also owns Joss & Main, AllModern, Perigold, and Birch Lane. All dedicated to help shoppers quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 18 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. The company generated $9.1 billion in net revenue for full year 2019. It recently turned a profit for the first time since its IPO in 2014.
    Before joining Wayfair, Jim served as the Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Google for almost 8 years. He also spent 7 years as a senior executive at Cisco leading supply chain and logistics, Asia operations, new product introduction, advanced technology, and global operations while the company ramped from $18B to over $40B in annual revenue. Prior to Cisco, Miller was the Vice President of Supply Chain at Amazon and was a key contributor to Amazon's rapid growth into a global company. Jim received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University, an M.S. from MIT, and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
    For the full transcript of the show, go to nextbn.ggvc.com
    Join our listeners' community, go to nextbn.ggvc.com/community

    Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. References to any securities or assets are for illustrative purposes only; such references do not constitute any recommendation to either buy or sell such securities or assets and are not intended to serve as the basis for any investment decision, nor do they constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services. Any information provided by third parties in this content does not reflect the views of GGV Capital and its subsidiaries or affiliates. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon, when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by GGV Capital. Any investment or portfolio company mentioned, referred to, or described is not representative of all investments in vehicles managed by GGV Capital, and there can be no assurance that the investments will be profitable or that other investments made in the future will have similar characteristics or results.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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