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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.

    Agung of Warung Pintar: How Covid-19 made mom-and-pop shops in Indonesia more open to technology

    Agung of Warung Pintar: How Covid-19 made mom-and-pop shops in Indonesia more open to technology

    If you have followed our show close enough, you probably know that we have a thesis around backing startups that help small retailers to do better. Better supply chains, operation efficiency, payment infrastructures, bookkeeping, etc. This was reflected through the episodes we did with Udaan from India, Telio from Vietnam, and Shihuituan from China. On today's episode, you will hear a conversation we had with one of the startups that are doing this in Indonesia. The first half of the show was recorded in September last year. But we also caught up with the founder a few weeks earlier on how COVID has changed how he saw the business, enjoy!


    The guest for today is Agung Bezharie Hadinego, Co-Founder and CEO at Warung Pintar. The name literally means smart kiosk in Indonesian. It is a micro-retail tech startup aimed to digitalize the street vendors in Indonesia. Launched in January 2018, it currently empowers 3,000 warungs in Jakarta and Banyuwangi, whose income has increased by 41% since adopting the system.

    Agung started Warung Pintar as a special project when he was an investment analyst in a VC firm called East Ventures. He holds a bachelor degree in Intermedia and an MBA from Bandung Institute of Technology.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Hans Tung on Emerging Trends, FoodTech and Advice for his Younger Self

    Bonus Episode: Hans Tung on Emerging Trends, FoodTech and Advice for his Younger Self

    Today's episode originally aired on our previous guest Garry Tan's YouTube Channel. Garry turned the table and interviewed Hans on being a global investor in this day and age, what great founders have in common, and 1 thing he wants to tell his younger self.

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    • 35 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a technology innovator, or just getting started on your entrepreneurial journey - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Hans and the entire GGV team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving organization amidst an ever changing technological landscape, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who have actually innovated on the front-lines themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Jasmine_642 ,

Amazing Show with Great Questions

I love how the show has both in-depth analysis of the business and authentic human story of the people who’re building that. Keep up the good work!

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A friend recommends me to checkout this Podcast, I have been enjoy listening to it and have learned a lot from the first a couple episodes that I listened to. Keep up the great work!

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