56 episodes

The Masters of Cashflow podcast is dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital in South East Asia. Andrew Senduk interviews the leading VCs and Angel Investors on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.

The Masters Of Cashflow Andrew Senduk

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The Masters of Cashflow podcast is dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital in South East Asia. Andrew Senduk interviews the leading VCs and Angel Investors on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.

    #56: Steve Melhuish, Wavemaker Impact - Green Tech Investing and The Future Of The Earth

    #56: Steve Melhuish, Wavemaker Impact - Green Tech Investing and The Future Of The Earth

    Steve is an investor, advisor, and award-winning tech entrepreneur with 28 years of building businesses in Asia and Europe. This includes scaling teams from 2 to 1,500 people, raising over $400M in funding, M&A deals, and investing in and mentoring green-tech start-ups. He’s passionate about entrepreneurship, climate change, and social equality. In 2007, Steve co-founded PropertyGuru out of personal frustration, and set out to increase transparency and “empower consumers to make confident property decisions”. He led the business as CEO for the first 10+ years, growing it from scratch into a proptech unicorn used by 50 million people in 5 countries, with 1,400 staff, and took it public on New York Stock Exchange (“PGRU” NYSE ticker). Steve serves on the board.

    Steve founded Planet Rise in 2019 to help companies tackle climate change and social inequality, using tech to achieve impact at scale. He’s invested in and advises 17 Asian green-tech start-ups in clean energy, clean water, clean air, sustainable food, circular economy, sustainable finance, migrant worker rights, and women-led enterprises. In 2021, Steve co-founded Wavemaker Impact, South East Asia’s first VC climate-tech venture builder, with the goal of reducing 10% of global carbon emissions. We are developing a portfolio of 100x100 ventures (climate-tech businesses with the potential to mitigate 100MT emissions and generate $100M revenue each), working with seasoned entrepreneurs.



    Steve has supported the development of South East Asia’s start-up ecosystem over the last 16 years – as an angel investor (~30 start-ups), mentor, and VC (Wavemaker Partners / Wavemaker Impact), focused on sustainability tech. Steve is a member of the Asian Venture and Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Top Tier Impact (TTI). He is also a sponsor/mentor/judge for HabitatForHumanity’s Sheltertech affordable housing accelerator, Capitaland’s Sustainable Buildings accelerator, and Temasek Foundation’s global The Liveability Challenge. Steve supports charities including FoodBank, Asia Startup Network (low-income families), and LightHouse (migrant workers).



    Previously, Steve invested in and then led ComiAsia, a Singapore mobile content start-up. Previously, he founded Business2Profit in Europe to help enterprises to innovate and start-ups with scaling. Prior to this, Steve held leadership roles in the tech sector for 10 years, his last position was director of a $500 million turnover business at Cable & Wireless helping internet, content, emerging telco, and mobile players.



    In 2007, Steve was awarded the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of contributions to entrepreneurship in Singapore. He is a keynote speaker and is regularly interviewed by media on start-up, venture investing, and sustainability topics.

    Read more about Wavemaker Impact here https://wavemakerimpact.com/ or connect with them on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/company/wavemaker-impact/. You can connect directly with Steve on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevemel/.

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    • 32 min
    #55: Jeep Kline, MrPink VC - Impact Investing and Social Change Across The Globe from Latin America to South-East Asia

    #55: Jeep Kline, MrPink VC - Impact Investing and Social Change Across The Globe from Latin America to South-East Asia

    Jeep Kline is a seasoned venture capitalist, a senior executive at Intel and pre-IPO technology companies, a World Bank economist, and a faculty at UC Berkeley with more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Her multi-industry career paths are threaded together in one big theme: global impact. She believes that “financial returns are necessary but not sufficient; impact returns are also required”. This has been the guiding principle of her career that yields positive results across multiple industries and economies.


    As a venture investor, Ms. Kline co-founded a venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology companies in Latin America where she remains a Founding Partner. Previously, she was an Operating Partner at a venture fund investing in 60+ early-stage high-growth companies across U.S. and Canada. Some of the portfolio companies include SpaceX (unicorn), AirBnB (IPO), Lyft (IPO), and You.com (pre-IPO). Recently, she founded SeaSky Lab, an organization that brings knowledge and resources from Silicon Valley to Asia for tech entrepreneurs.


    As an operating executive, Ms. Kline is the current President of AHEAD Medicine – a life science company using machine learning for cell analysis – holding 6 global IPs. Prior to AHEAD Medicine, she was a senior executive at Intel Corp., where she pioneered, launched, and scaled the company’s first Android-based tablet device globally. Ms. Kline was also an economist at The World Bank Group, where she supported Ministries of Finance in emerging markets to implement technology development projects in South America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.


    Ms. Kline is one of the first Thai women selected to lecture a popular MBA course Impact Venture Capital Investing – Sustainable & Impact Finance Curriculum – at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She also serves Berkeley Skydeck, a top accelerator program, as an investor and Global Ambassador to 48 countries in the Asia- Pacific region. Her board work includes AHEAD Medicine (biotech), The Circulate Initiative by Circulate Capital (climate tech), Dietz Co. (health-tech), and Intel Alumni Network (global tech executives). She is also an advisor to selected founders/CEOs at The Alchemist Accelerator and UCSF Health Hub Incubation in the San Francisco Bay Area.



    Read more about MrPink VC here https://mrpink.vc/ and Seaskylab here https://www.seaskylab.com/ or connect with them on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/company/mrpink-vc/ and here https://www.linkedin.com/company/seaskylab/. You can connect directly with Jeep on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeepkline/.


    If you enjoyed this podcast, would you consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify? It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince new amazing guests to come on the show, and on top of that, I love reading the reviews! Connect with me:

    Email: hello@andrewsenduk.com

    Website: https://andrewsenduk.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrew.senduk/

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    • 35 min
    #54: David Zhou, On Deck Angels - How To Pick Good Founders And The Role Of Intuition In Angel Investing

    #54: David Zhou, On Deck Angels - How To Pick Good Founders And The Role Of Intuition In Angel Investing

    David runs operations and the Deal Hub at On Deck Angels, where he and the team help angel investors refine their investing craft so that they can be some of the world's most helpful angels. He also co-leads DECODE's fund accelerator program that helps experienced angel investors raise their first funds. Outside of On Deck and DECODE, he's a scout for seed and Series A deals in consumer technology, a mentor at multiple startup accelerators including Techstars and Alchemist Accelerator, and writes weekly on his personal blog, Cup of Zhou.

    Read more about On Deck Angels here https://www.beondeck.com/or connect with them on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/company/beondeck/. You can connect directly with David on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjzhou/ and check out his other socials here: 

    Website: cupofzhou.com

    Twitter: @cupazhou

    IG: @davjzhou

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    • 55 min
    #53: Zecca Lehn, Responsibly Ventures - Does Impact Investing Make Sense In A World Of Hypergrowth?

    #53: Zecca Lehn, Responsibly Ventures - Does Impact Investing Make Sense In A World Of Hypergrowth?

    Zécca J. Lehn is the General Partner of Responsibly Ventures, based in California, backing U.S. PreSeed startups in both Social and Sustainable Tech—using multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guidepost per investment.

    Over the past 15+ years, he has worked as an Environmental Economist, Data Scientist, Non-Profit Board Member, and Co-Founder. He grew up in an off-the-grid Japanese-style home, on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Through his world travels and living in Scandinavia during his early 20s, he discovered a deep love for people, the planet, and diverse cultures.

    For the past years, he has produced the podcast posi2ive, on Venture Scale Positive Impacts. He also leads regular community events – for posi2ive’s current base of around 10k+ members across platforms.

    He holds a degree in Environmental Economics from Western Washington University and a Certified Specialization in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, he’s certified under the UN Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He often speaks on pitch panels, and podcasts, and publishes articles on the PreSeed VC Impact arena.

    Read more about Responsibly Ventures here https://responsibly.vc/ or connect with them on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/company/responsibly-vc/. You can connect directly with Zecca on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/zecca/ or on Twitter here https://twitter.com/Zecca_Lehn

    If you enjoyed this podcast, would you consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify? It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince new amazing guests to come on the show, and on top of that, I love reading the reviews!

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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-senduk-1980/

    • 32 min
    #52: Yaw, XA Network - From Operating Scale Ups To Building An Institutional VC And Angel Investing

    #52: Yaw, XA Network - From Operating Scale Ups To Building An Institutional VC And Angel Investing

    Yaw was previously the GM of International Product and Business for CDN, Edge Computing, Video, and cPaaS under Alibaba Cloud from 2019 to 2021. Prior to Alibaba, he was responsible for new market expansion in the Asia-Pacific region for Twilio and has been intimately involved in the Twilio journey since the early days of 2012. Yaw currently spends his time investing in startups, as part of XA Network and personally. He's keenly interested in helping startups scale and transform Southeast Asia for the better.

    Find out more about XA Network here https://xanetwork.co/

    Connect with Yaw on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/yawyeo/

    If you enjoyed this podcast, would you consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify? It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince new amazing guests to come on the show, and on top of that, I love reading the reviews!

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    • 55 min
    #51: Will Klippgen, Cocoon Capital - Does Slow Investing Work In A High-Paced Environment And How Slow Investors Pick Their Bets

    #51: Will Klippgen, Cocoon Capital - Does Slow Investing Work In A High-Paced Environment And How Slow Investors Pick Their Bets

    Will is a Singapore-baed Norwegian entrepreneur and technology VC who co-founded the price comparison portal Zoomit.com (later merged with Kelkoo, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2004. He served as one of the judges on the television series Angel's Gate, which was broadcast on Channel NewsAsia in 2012. He is a co-founder and serves as the Managing Partner at Cocoon Capital. He holds an MBA from INSEAD where he is an EIR. He has invested in over 50 startups in Singapore and across the world since 2004.

    Read more about Cocoon Capital here https://cocooncap.com/ or connect with Will on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/alwaysinnovate/

    If you enjoyed this podcast, would you consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify? It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince new amazing guests to come on the show, and on top of that, I love reading the reviews!

    Connect with me:

    Email: hello@andrewsenduk.com

    Website: https://andrewsenduk.com/

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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-senduk-1980/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GardenDistrictVC ,

A great bird’s-eye view of Southeast Asia tech and VC

I’ve long followed and referred back to interviews on the ‘Masters in Cashflow’ podcast that Andrew Senduk hosts and there’s a lot of substance here. As an investor in Southeast Asia, this show offers great perspective on what other funds are doing -AND- what founders should be doing to differentiate their businesses as they grow and scale. Simply put, Andrew’s questions and research yield great conversations.

IDB19 ,

Great Conversations

The show takes a deep dive into the way capital is working in the SEA ecosystem. Very insightful!

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