In this episode, we talk about investing during uncertain times, different cultural mindsets of founders, and the differences in China and Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystems.To discuss more, we speak to Helen Wong, a partner at Qiming Venture Partners. Helen is a veteran in the VC industry, ranked among the top 100 VCs and top 25 female VCs in China in 2018 by Forbes. She has led investments into Akulaku, a new Southeast Asia finance platform, and Jingling Group, a Chinese social eCommerce platform, and was also involved in the investment into Alibaba.[14:33] Helen shares her view on the top characteristics of successful founders and explains why founders experience isn’t equally valued in all industries [21:23] Helen explains differences in founders’ mentalities, based on their cultural background [28:39] Helen shares her view on the rising popularity of social commerce in Southeast Asia, and whether it has the potential to grow in this ecosystemListen to the podcast to discover stories of exceptional people who are playing a key role in building and shaping the next wave of tech.
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