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Evolving for the Next Billion (new Season 2) is an English-language podcast about tech and entrepreneurship in the fastest-growing markets in the world, hosted by GGV Capital. In Season 1, called 996, we focused on the movers and shakers of China's tech industry, as well as tech leaders with US-China cross-border perspectives. In the new Season 2, Evolving for the Next Billion, we interview local champions and global giants who are reshaping the lives of the next billion internet users. From Beijing to Bangalore, Sao Paulo to Singapore, you will hear stories about ambition, passion, ingenuity, and resilience.

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    • 4.6, 84 Ratings

Evolving for the Next Billion (new Season 2) is an English-language podcast about tech and entrepreneurship in the fastest-growing markets in the world, hosted by GGV Capital. In Season 1, called 996, we focused on the movers and shakers of China's tech industry, as well as tech leaders with US-China cross-border perspectives. In the new Season 2, Evolving for the Next Billion, we interview local champions and global giants who are reshaping the lives of the next billion internet users. From Beijing to Bangalore, Sao Paulo to Singapore, you will hear stories about ambition, passion, ingenuity, and resilience.

    George and Gaery of Tiket.com: Why We Remain Optimistic for the Travel Industry

    George and Gaery of Tiket.com: Why We Remain Optimistic for the Travel Industry

    This episode is co-hosted by GGV Colleague Dimitra Taslim. It was recorded a while back, so we also caught up with George and Gaery for an covid update in the second part of the podcast.

    In this episode, we have George Hendrata and Gaery Undarsa from Tiket.com. Tiket.com is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency platform in Indonesia. The site offers travel and entertainment related products, including flight tickets, hotel booking, train tickets, car renting and events services. Since August 2011, Tiket.com has become the top agent for Indonesian Airlines and an online partner of Indonesian Railways Company. In 2017, Tiket was acquired by Blibli, an ecommerce site backed by Indonesia's conglomerate Djarum.

    George Hendrata is the CEO of Tiket.com. Prior to joining Tiket.com, he was a business development director at Djarum and chairman of BMJ, one of the world's largest specialty paper companies. George has a Bachelor degree from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Gaery Undarsa is a Co-Founder of Tiket.com. He is currently operating as the Chief Marketing Officer. Before founding Tiket.com, He worked at IBM Canada as an IT Analyst & Developer for 4 years. He graduated from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada with a dual degree in Computing Science and Business.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Garry Tan of Initialized: Saying No to Peter Thiel, Engineer turned Investors, and Betting Against Big Tech

    Garry Tan of Initialized: Saying No to Peter Thiel, Engineer turned Investors, and Betting Against Big Tech

    Today on the show we have Garry Tan, the managing partner of Initialized Capital, a venture firm based in San Francisco he started with the Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Garry is a designer/engineer turned early-stage investor. He was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. He was a cofounder of YC-backed blog platform Posterous (Top 200 Quantcast site, acquired by Twitter in 2012). Before that he was employee #10 at Palantir, where he was a founding member of the engineering team for Palantir's financial analysis product, and also designed Palantir's logo. He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford.
    Garry regularly shares his insights and advice for founders on his Youtube Channel. 
    This episode is cohosted by GGV Colleague Christine Hinton.


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    • 1 hr
    Achmad Zaky of Bukalapak: Why Now is the Best Time to do Startups

    Achmad Zaky of Bukalapak: Why Now is the Best Time to do Startups

    On this episode, we have Achmad Zaky, the founder and former CEO of Bukalapak, one of Indonesia's largest eCommerce site and the newest unicorn in Indonesia. The name Bukalapak means "open a market stall" in Indonesian. It reflects the company's vision of building an online marketplace for SMEs in Indonesia.

    We covered his founder journey as a fresh graduate, empowering small business owners in Indonesia with technology and his view on the evolution of the tech scene in Indonesia for the past 10 years.

    *The conversation was recorded last year when Zaky was still the CEO of Bukalapak. Since January. 2020, he has left the CEO role and started his investment fund Init 6.

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    • 54 min
    Jenny Lee of GGV: Why We Invested in Agora, post-Covid Tech Trends, and Advice for Technical Founders

    Jenny Lee of GGV: Why We Invested in Agora, post-Covid Tech Trends, and Advice for Technical Founders

    As a bonus episode, we also caught up with Jenny, who led GGV's investment in Agora. We covered how she first met Tony, the future GGV was betting on and advice for technical founders.
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    • 27 min
    Tony Zhao of Agora: Building a PaaS Company that Connects Everyone in Real Time

    Tony Zhao of Agora: Building a PaaS Company that Connects Everyone in Real Time

    For this episode, we have Tony Zhao, founder, and CEO of Agora.io. Agora is the only real-time engagement platform designed to cross borders and reach users on low-bandwidth networks and lower-powered devices. It currently serves over 40 billion minutes of voice and video on its network, supporting a wide range of industries including social, gaming, education, IoT, finance, healthcare, enterprise training, and much more.
    As a response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, Agora.io teamed up with New Oriental, one of the largest providers of private educational services in the world to launch the "New Oriental Cloud Classroom," bringing more than one million students into virtual classrooms in just seven days' time.
    Tony is a serial entrepreneur. He founded Agora.io in 2014, with a vision to provide high-quality voice and video as a ubiquitous platform to developers and businesses around the world. Before Agora, he was CTO and board director at http://YY.com/ (NASDAQ: YY), one of the world's first video-based social network and live streaming apps with over 300 million users. He was also a founding engineer at WebEx, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $3.2 billion. 
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    • 49 min
    Cecilia Sun of Miss Fresh: The Economics of Online Grocery in China

    Cecilia Sun of Miss Fresh: The Economics of Online Grocery in China

    This episode is the recording of a private webinar we recently organized for GGV portfolio companies working to improve the supply chain of food in different markets.

    Online grocery is one of the most throat-cutting sectors in China. A study shows that with over 4,000 online grocery companies, only 1% is profitable, 4% can break even, and the overwhelming majority is burning money.

    Miss Fresh is among the rare ones that have survived and thrived after waves of competition. Miss Fresh is China's leading online grocery retailer that offers 1-hour instant delivery services across 16 cities in China, including first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The company has 1,000 distributed micro warehouses that fulfill up to 2,000 orders per day with over 3,000 SKUs. Its GMV tripled during the height of COVID-19 in China.

    Cecilia is a partner and the COO at Miss Fresh. She joined the firm in 2015. Prior to Miss Fresh, she was a private equity investor at Baring Asia, an investment banker at Deutsche Bank. She holds dual bachelor's degrees in economics and statistics, a master's degree in finance from Peking University, and is a member of Forbes 30 under 30 list.

    On the show, we covered the impact of COVID-19 had on the eGrocer business, the innovative model Miss Fresh came up with, and how it competes and collaborates with tech giants in the grocery delivery business.

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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84 Ratings

84 Ratings

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

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