21 episodes

The Venture is an original podcast hosted by serial business builders from McKinsey. In each episode, our experts cut through the noise to show how leaders can launch new companies, testing their theories in conversations with legendary venture builders in Asia. We break down their journey – how they did it, the challenges they faced, how they built successful businesses.

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The Venture is an original podcast hosted by serial business builders from McKinsey. In each episode, our experts cut through the noise to show how leaders can launch new companies, testing their theories in conversations with legendary venture builders in Asia. We break down their journey – how they did it, the challenges they faced, how they built successful businesses.

    21. Disrupting Thailand’s B2B retail food marketplace: A conversation with Maknet’s Tirayu Songvetkasem

    21. Disrupting Thailand’s B2B retail food marketplace: A conversation with Maknet’s Tirayu Songvetkasem

    In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Tirayu Songvetkasem, also known as Mac. He is the head of Maknet and chief digital officer of Siam Makro, the Thai branch of a multinational serving the hotel, restaurant, café and catering sector (HoReCa). Makro recently leveraged the mothership's market experience and network of partners to launch Maknet, an online marketplace that’s already Thailand’s leading B2B for food products and services. Songvetkasem sat down with McKinsey’s Tomas Laboutka to discuss Maknet’s mission to bridge the divide between start-ups and incumbents, its funnel-based approach to attracting talent, and the importance of always remaining agile and open to disruption. 
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    • 24 min
    20. Democratizing alternative asset investing: A conversation with ADDX’s Oi-Yee Choo

    20. Democratizing alternative asset investing: A conversation with ADDX’s Oi-Yee Choo

    In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Oi-Yee Choo, CEO of ADDX, a full-service capital markets platform based in Singapore. The fintech start-up uses blockchain and smart contract technology to provide access to a range of securities previously unavailable to mass affluent investors. And in less than three years, ADDX’s innovative approach has managed to attract funding from some high-profile regional financial institutions. Oi-Yee sat down with McKinsey’s Andrew Roth to discuss ADDX’s mission to democratize investing, create a performance-based culture, and recent efforts to expand their customer base to financial enterprises as well. At the close of the interview, McKinsey Partner, Anutosh Banerjee weighs in.
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    • 44 min
    19. Putting the patient first: A conversation with Roche’s Moritz Hartmann

    19. Putting the patient first: A conversation with Roche’s Moritz Hartmann

    In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Moritz Hartmann, global head of Roche Information Solutions for Roche Diagnostics, one of the Swiss multinational’s two divisions. Adapting to constant technological change and disrupting via science has fueled the 125-year-old company’s longevity, which now uses digital tools and data science to provide insights, drive outcomes, and deliver personalized healthcare. Hartmann sat down with McKinsey’s Anand Swaminathan to explain his mission to innovate the company’s diagnostic solutions through the adoption of new technology, giving product teams the freedom to operate without interference from above, and never forgetting to let patient needs guide the business.
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    • 21 min
    18. Satisfying the toughest customers first: A conversation with Next Gen Foods’ Andre Menezes

    18. Satisfying the toughest customers first: A conversation with Next Gen Foods’ Andre Menezes

    The cofounder of a Singapore food tech explains how it won over consumers and investors by designing its plant-based chicken to appeal to chefs.

    • 33 min
    17. Tackling the retirement adequacy problem: A conversation with Endowus’ Samuel Rhee

    17. Tackling the retirement adequacy problem: A conversation with Endowus’ Samuel Rhee

    The cofounder of a Singapore fintech explains how a digital platform designed to help residents better invest their social security savings transformed into an all-purpose investment app.

    • 38 min
    16. Growing meat instead of raising animals for food: A conversation with Eat Just’s Josh Tetrick

    16. Growing meat instead of raising animals for food: A conversation with Eat Just’s Josh Tetrick

    The cofounder of a food technology company wants nothing less than to change the way we produce and consume meat.

    • 35 min

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