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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.

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital GGV Capital

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    • 4.6 • 96 Ratings

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.

    Jixun Foo of GGV Why We Led Grab’s Series B (rerun)

    Jixun Foo of GGV Why We Led Grab’s Series B (rerun)

    Hi, everyone. Today’s show is a rerun as our portfolio company Grab is officially listed on Nasdaq today. We thought it would be cool to bring back the interview we recorded with GGV’s managing partner Jixun Foo back in 2019. He shared how he first met Grab’s founder Anthony, the parallel between Grab and Didi and why he decided to lead Grab’s Series B while it was still GrabTaxi. Enjoy! 


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    • 23 min
    1 MILLION downloads! You are invited to be on the 100th Episode!

    1 MILLION downloads! You are invited to be on the 100th Episode!

    Hi, listeners! Our podcast Evolving for the Next Billion has passed the 1 million downloads milestone, thanks to your continuing support from all over the world! And we’re approaching the 100th episode for the show. To celebrate this humble but exciting achievement with our listeners, we would love to feature you in the upcoming episode 100! 

    Tell us your name, where you live and your proudest achievement over the past 2 years! Describe that pivotal moment when you realize you’ve grown - as a founder, a friend, or as a person. 

    You can submit by emailing the recording directly to nextbn@ggvc.com. 
    A mobile phone recording would do but make sure you record in a quiet place. 

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    • 48 sec
    Ralf Wenzel of JOKR: Return of Lifetime is much more important than Return of Investment

    Ralf Wenzel of JOKR: Return of Lifetime is much more important than Return of Investment

    Today on the show, we have Ralf Wenzel, founder and CEO of JOKR. JOKR is a global platform for instant grocery and retail delivery at a hyperlocal scale. It delivers all sorts of product within 15 minutes of purchase, including groceries, drugs, pharmaceuticals, and exclusive local products that are not available in regular supermarkets. JOKR is a GGV portfolio.
    Previously, Ralf was a managing partner for SoftBank Group, where he spent a lot of time in LatAM. Before that, Ralf was the Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at Delivery Hero, one of the leading global online food delivery and ordering platform across more than 30 countries. Ralf sold his last startup, Foodpanda to Delivery Hero. He was the founder and CEO of Foodpanda, which contributes to the book of food delivery businesses globally today. Furthermore, Ralf built out Skrill or Paysafe, which is one of the leading global online payment companies in Europe and served as the Chief Operating Officer before. Lastly, Ralf has been supporting the other founders over the last 15 years and has been an active angel investor through his own vehicle, Tocororo ventures.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dane Atkinson of Odeko: My Lifelong Mission in Empowering Small Businesses with Tech

    Dane Atkinson of Odeko: My Lifelong Mission in Empowering Small Businesses with Tech

    Today on the show, we have Dane Atkinson, CEO, and Founder of Odeko. Odeko is a hidden platform supporting thousands of Coffee shops with the technology once only held by the public giants. It uses AI and automation to provide a single source of supplies that is loaded into stores in the closed hours, and consumer apps making all cafes easily discoverable and accessible and soon a host of other building bricks. Odeko is a GGV portflio.
    Dane is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at the age of 18. Since then, he has built a successful career running tech companies, mostly in the SMB tech space, such as Squarespace, SumAll, and Odeko. Dane was the CEO of Squarespace from 2007 to 2011. He also serves as a board member, mentor, and advisor to numerous other companies.
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    • 51 min
    Stefan Kalb of Shelf Engine: Combating Food Waste with Data Science

    Stefan Kalb of Shelf Engine: Combating Food Waste with Data Science

    Today on the show we have Stephen Kalb. Stefan Kalb is the CEO and co-founder of Shelf Engine. Kalb co-founded Shelf Engine in 2016 to address the global food waste pandemic he experienced first-hand with grocers. Prior to Shelf Engine, Kalb spent 7 years as the CEO of Molly’s, a healthy grab-and-go food company he started in 2009. While Kalb grew the company to more than 400 regional retail locations, food waste was eating into Molly’s bottom line. Hungry for a solution, Stefan and Shelf Engine co-founder Bede Jordan developed a model to considerably improve perishable food forecasting. After successfully cutting Molly’s food waste in half, Kalb and Jordan quit their day jobs to launch Shelf Engine with a mission of transforming the food supply chain by helping grocery stores reduce waste and increase sales through intelligent forecasting. Today, Shelf Engine has nearly 200 employees and manages orders for leading grocers at thousands of locations nationwide. Shelf Engine is a GGV portfolio.
    For opportunities at Shelf Engine: https://www.shelfengine.com/careers/
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    • 47 min
    Timo and Andre of Next Gen Foods: Blitzscaling Plant-based Chicken from Inception to Global Brand in 2 years

    Timo and Andre of Next Gen Foods: Blitzscaling Plant-based Chicken from Inception to Global Brand in 2 years

    Today on the show we have Timo Recker and Andre Menezes, co-founders of Next Gen Foods, a Singapore-based food tech company that's harnessing the power of plant proteins to create the most delicious and satisfying food imaginable. Next Gen Foods is a GGV portfolio.
    A serial entrepreneur, Timo comes from a life-time background in the food space. Before Next Gen Foods, Timo founded German-based LikeMeat, where he was responsible for the successful conceptualization, growth, and expansion of the brand into ten European countries, with products sold through 15,000 supermarkets.
    A Brazilian native, Andre has lived and worked in many countries. He served as General Manager of Country Foods Singapore, the largest meat distributor and processor in the country, as well as the company responsible for scaling Impossible Foods from a newcomer on the scene, to a household name in the region.
    For the full transcript of the show, go to nextbn.ggvc.com
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

If you’re currently an investor, entrepreneur, or want to be one in the future than this podcast should be part of your weekly content diet. With global insights that you simply can't find anywhere else, Evolving for the Next Billion is a truly incredible resource!

rogeryuuu ,

Great Source for learning new opportunities

I’ve been following GGV podcast for few years. Very insightful and highly recommended!

lecomdeuvirtu ,

Great Podcast for Founders

This podcast is one of the best resources for Asian and emerging markets founders.

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