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A weekly dissecting the pulse of business, technology & media in Asia. Hear our host Bernard Leong interviewing leading journalists, senior executives, entrepreneurs & thought leaders to discuss the most important issues that move and shake the business landscape in Asia Pacific.

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Episode 294: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation across Asia Pacific with Joyce Yang

April 20th, 2019

35:03

Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research is back on the podcast to share an overview of the regulatory landscape for blockchain technology and …

Episode 293: Insights into Huawei's recent troubles with Zen Soo

April 10th, 2019

22:33

Zen Soo, technology reporter from South China Morning Post (SCMP) and host of Inside China Tech, joins us for a conversation on Huawei's recent …

Episode 292: RHL Ventures & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Rachel Lau

April 2nd, 2019

30:17

Rachel Lau, managing partner of RHL Ventures joined us in a conversation to discuss their newly formed venture capital firm and discuss her perspectives on venture capital trends in Southeast Asia. Rachel began the …

Episode 291: Vayner Media and Marketing in Asia Pacific with Jeff Nicholson

March 29th, 2019

27:08

Jeff Nicholson, chief media officer of Vayner Media joined us in a conversation on the expansion of their business footprint in Asia Pacific and …

Episode 290: Splice Beta and Media in Southeast Asia with Alan Soon

March 21st, 2019

28:09

Alan Soon, co-founder and CEO of Splice Media joined us in a conversation about Splice Media and their latest conference, Splice Beta, and offered his perspectives on how the media businesses are now in the …

Episode 289: Global Digital Report 2019 with Simon Kemp

March 15th, 2019

52:44

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios joined us in a conversation on the global digital report 2019 and what it has installed for Asia Pacific in 2019. We start with the global trends of the report and zoomed it down to …

Episode 288: Asia Tech Podcast & Podcasting in Asia Pacific with Graham Brown

March 10th, 2019

50:13

Graham Brown, founder of Asia Tech Podcast and Pitchdeck Asia TV joined us in a conversation about his current focus in the podcasting and video media business and his thoughts on the recent major announcements that …

Episode 287: Binance with Joyce Yang

March 3rd, 2019

45:32

Joyce Yang from Global Coin Research joined us in a discussion to review Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally, its rapid rise and …

Episode 286: The US and China Relationship with James Chau

February 21st, 2019

50:41

James Chau, news anchor and editor at China-US Focus and World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador, joined us to discuss the current China and US relationship. We began with his background as a news anchor with Hong …

Episode 285: The Trade Desk and Digital Advertising in Asia Pacific with Matt Harty

February 15th, 2019

35:58

Matt Harty, senior vice president of Asia Pacific for The Trade Desk, joined us to discuss the footprint of the programmatic advertising company and the major trends on digital advertising across Asia Pacific. From the …

Episode 284: Western Union in Asia Pacific & Trends in Fintech with Molly Shea

February 9th, 2019

31:56

Molly Shea, general manager of Asia Pacific from Western Union joined us to discuss the business and distribution footprint of the company across …

Episode 283: The ByteDance Group with Matthew Brennan

February 1st, 2019

31:05

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk, closes the Bytedance trilogy of Toutiao and Douyin with the Bytedance Group. We discuss the mission and vision of the Bytedance Group, an …

Episode 282: Numbers & Narratives China Edition with John Artman

January 22nd, 2019

32:28

John Artman, editor in chief from Technode of host of China Tech Talk, joined us in a conversation to discuss three different and interesting stories from China entrepreneurial space and align them in the underlying …

Episode 281: The Future is Asia with Parag Khanna

January 15th, 2019

36:47

Parag Khanna, futurist, TED speaker and founder of Futuremap, joined us to discuss his book "The Future is Asian". We kick off the conversation on the main themes of the book, and taking the Asian perspective on how we …

Episode 280: Proptech in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson

January 8th, 2019

27:24

Charles Reed Anderson, founder of Charles Reed Anderson and associates joined us to discuss the state of proptech in Asia Pacific. Charles break down the real estate supply chain and discuss the key trends which are …

Episode 279: Luckin Coffee vs Starbucks in China with Matthew Brennan

January 1st, 2019

26:29

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joins us to discuss the coffee wars in China between the upstart, Luckin Coffee and Starbucks Cafe. We discuss the origins of the company and the strong management team led by Jenny …

Episode 278: State of China and SoftBank in 2018 with Shai Oster

December 26th, 2018

53:01

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief from The Information, joins us to conclude the state of China and SoftBank in 2018 and offer his predictions in 2019. We discussed the five major events: one, ByteDance's success with …

Episode 277: State of Southeast Asia in 2018 with Arnaud Bonzom

December 23rd, 2018

46:58

Arnaud Bonzom, co-founder of Map of the Money joined us to review the state of Southeast Asia in 2018. We started with the conversation on the movers and shakers in the ecosystem with Grab's acquisition of Uber …

Episode 276: How to understand China Technology Companies as an investor with Elliott Zaagman

December 14th, 2018

36:50

Elliott Zaagman, co-host of China Tech Investor podcast, joined us to discuss how to understand Chinese technology companies as an investor. We …

Episode 275: The Information with Jessica Lessin

December 9th, 2018

30:37

Jessica Lessin, CEO and founder of The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the news media site and its current focus in Asia. Jessica began the conversation on why she was inspired to set up The …

Episode 274: How to do an ICO and Kleros with Federico Ast

November 30th, 2018

37:30

Federico Ast, co-founder and CEO of Kleros joined us in a conversation on how to do an ICO, and the story behind his blockchain project, Kleros. He shared the backstory in how he put together a global team to build a …

Episode 273: Luxasia Group in Asia with Dr Wolfgang Baier

November 17th, 2018

38:55

Dr Wolfgang Baier, group CEO of Luxasia Group joined us in a conversation to discuss the corporate transformation of the company and its current …

Episode 272: Why Chinese Tech Companies are going IPO this year with Shai Oster

November 10th, 2018

43:38

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief from The Information joins us in a conversation on why Chinese technology companies are frantically going IPO this year …

Episode 271: Digital Trends across Southeast Asia and SEA Group with Santitarn Sathirathai

November 1st, 2018

39:46

Santitarn Sathirathai, group chief economist of the SEA group joined us in a conversation to discuss the key digital trends that drive the growth of Southeast Asia. We began the conversation with the SEA Group and their …

Episode 270: Rise of IoT in China and 5G across Asia with Charles Anderson

October 27th, 2018

35:38

Charles Reed Anderson, founder of Charles Reed Anderson and Associates joined us to discuss the surprises that emerge from the IoT industry in Asia Pacific. We discussed why China has emerged the surprise winner of …

Episode 269: Hubspot in Asia and Scaling Companies with J D Sherman

October 24th, 2018

24:26

J D Sherman from Hubspot joined us in a conversation to discuss Hubspot in Asia and his perspectives on how to scale companies across the world. We started the conversation with JD sharing his background and introduce …

Episode 268: The Future of Mobility in Asia and Nissan with Vincent Wijnen

October 21st, 2018

30:46

Vincent Wijnen, senior vice president from Nissan in Asia & Oceania joined us in a conversation to discuss the future of mobility in Asia. We began our conversation on the concept of autonomous vehicles and how it …

Episode 267: Go-Jek in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya

October 10th, 2018

33:56

Rama Mamuaya, founder and CEO of DailySocial joined us to discuss one of the most important startup unicorns in Indonesia, Go-Jek. We discussed the …

Episode 266: Jack Ma and Leadership Transition in Alibaba Group with Rui Ma

September 29th, 2018

38:58

Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and co-host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us to discuss Jack Ma's recent announcement to step …

Episode 265: Entrepreneur First with Alex Crompton

September 22nd, 2018

33:12

Alex Crompton from Entrepreneur First (EF) joined us to discuss the progress of their startup incubator in Singapore and Hong Kong and how they are helping entrepreneurs to build their startup companies by employing a …

Episode 264: The Billionaire Raj with James Crabtree

September 9th, 2018

37:30

James Crabtree, associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yee School of Public Policy joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book "The …

Episode 263: Antler with Magnus Grimeland

August 30th, 2018

36:33

Magnus Grimeland, founder and CEO of Antler, joined us in a conversation to discuss the new startup incubator focusing on helping founders in building and scaling their own businesses. Magnus shared his early career …

Episode 262: Douyin in China with Matthew Brennan

August 25th, 2018

27:26

Matthew Brennan from China Channel and co-host of China Tech Talk joined us to discuss the mobile app Douyin aka Tik Tok (for the rest of the world) by Bytedance and why they are poised to be one of the new leading …

Episode 261: Foxconn and TSMC in 2018 with Tim Culpan

August 17th, 2018

38:51

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a conversation on the two technology giants from Taiwan: Foxconn and TSMC and how they have evolved for the …

Episode 260: Pinduoduo & their upcoming IPO in China with Matthew Brennan

August 9th, 2018

23:52

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk, joined us to discuss Pinduoduo, the three year old social ecommerce company …

Episode 259: Xiaomi IPO with Tim Culpan

August 2nd, 2018

34:11

Tim Culpan, columnist at Bloomberg joined us to discuss the recent Xiaomi IPO and what it means for Chinese technology companies going public. Tim …

Episode 258: Meituan Dianping with Liza Lin

July 28th, 2018

30:43

Liza Lin from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss one of the upstart Internet giants from China: Meituan Dianping with their upcoming IPO and described her recent interview with their charismatic founder, Wang Xing …

Episode 257: The ZTE debacle with Rui Ma

July 23rd, 2018

29:41

Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us in a discussion on the recent crisis of the Chinese …

Episode 256: WeWork in Southeast Asia with Turochas Fuad

July 14th, 2018

27:51

Turochas "T" Fuad, managing director of WeWork, Southeast Asia joined us for a conversation on his journey as a serial entrepreneur and his current …

Episode 255: Advertising and Video Landscape in Asia Pacific with Greg Armshaw

July 8th, 2018

37:20

Greg Armshaw, head of sales from Brightcove Asia joined us to discuss the advertising and video landscape across Asia Pacific. We discussed his …

Episode 254: Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 with Ben Bajarin

July 1st, 2018

38:55

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies joined us in a conversation to discuss what happened in the recent Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 and its implications on the development of artificial intelligence, voice assistants …

Episode 253: Why Blockchain is hot again in China with John Artman

June 8th, 2018

27:49

John Artman, editor in chief from Technode and host of China Tech Talk joined us to discuss why blockchain is now hot again in China despite the ban on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges. We discussed the Chinese …

Episode 252: Why the Broadcom and Qualcomm deal fell apart with Chirayu Wadke

May 26th, 2018

14:30

Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of …

Episode 251: Smartphone, IoT & Mobility Landscape with Chirayu Wadke

May 21st, 2018

28:03

Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of …

Episode 250: China Tech Giants' Acquisitions & Its Impact to Asia with Jon Russell

May 13th, 2018

17:40

Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the …

Episode 249: Grab acquires Uber Southeast Asia with Jon Russell

April 29th, 2018

25:24

Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the …

Episode 248: The State of Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia 2018 with Charles Anderson

April 22nd, 2018

22:14

Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution …

Episode 247: Why IoT initiatives fail with Charles Anderson

April 15th, 2018

20:41

Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution …

Episode 246: A Conversation on Technology with Andreas Ehn

April 8th, 2018

40:36

Andreas Ehn, current partner of Approach and former CTO of Spotify, joined us in a conversation on technology and where we are heading in four major …

Episode 245: Intelligent Island with Ramakrishna Purushotaman

April 2nd, 2018

27:42

Ramakrishna Purushotaman, deputy CEO of CIO Academy Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book "Intelligent Island" which he co-authored with Grace Chng, that chronicled the history of information …

Episode 244: What Mike Moritz got wrong about China Startup Ecosystem with Benjamin Joffe

March 30th, 2018

27:30

Benjamin Joffe, partner of HAX from SOS Ventures joined us in a conversation about the evolution of their hardware startup accelerator and discuss …

Episode 243: From Huawei's US entry to Wechat's Future with Juro Osawa

March 25th, 2018

28:27

Juro Osawa, reporter at The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the recent challenges faced by China's technology giants, Huawei and …

Episode 242: Cisco and Software & Network Transformation in Asia Pacific with Brink Sanders

March 18th, 2018

39:58

Brink Sanders joined us in an interesting conversation on the footprint of Cisco across Asia Pacific and his perspectives on software & network transformation across Pacific. We discussed Cisco's coverage across …

Episode 241: Tryb and Fintech in Asia Pacific with Markus Gnirck & Lien Choong Luen

March 15th, 2018

48:42

Markus Gnirck, CEO and co-founder and Lien Choong Luen, COO of Tryb joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory and evolution of their …

Episode 240: Fintech in Asia Pacific 2018 with Zennon Kapron

March 11th, 2018

32:27

Zennon Kapron, founder of Kapron Asia and China Fintech joined us to conclude the two part conversation on Fintech in Asia Pacific. In this episode, Zennon continued the conversation on fintech outside of China, …

Episode 239: The Regulation Shift on Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron

March 3rd, 2018

24:41

Zennon Kapron, founder & director of Kapron Asia and China Fintech, joined us in a conversation in how the Chinese government's new regulations …

Episode 238: Xero & SaaS in Asia with Alex Campbell

February 24th, 2018

23:09

Alex Campbell, managing director of Xero, joined us in a conversation to discuss the web based accounting software service company in Asia and the state of software as a service (SaaS) in Asia. We discussed the origin …

Episode 237: MyDoc & Digital Healthcare in Asia with Snehal Patel

February 19th, 2018

36:18

Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc joined us in a conversation to discuss the story of his healthcare company and the state of digital healthcare companies in Asia. We discussed the vision and mission of his …

Episode 236: Ride Hailing Wars 2.0 in China with Eva Xiao

February 17th, 2018

23:56

Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology …

Episode 235: The Wechat World Conference 2018 with Eva Xiao

February 11th, 2018

19:08

Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology …

Episode 234: Digital in 2018 Part 2 on Connecting the Next Billion with Simon Kemp

February 4th, 2018

28:07

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital …

Episode 233: Digital in 2018 Part 1 on Messaging Apps with Simon Kemp

February 3rd, 2018

30:45

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital …

Episode 232: Uber China Mafia with Chenyu Zheng

January 27th, 2018

19:32

Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia and their impact to the …

Episode 231: What makes Digital Experience in China unique? with Chenyu Zheng

January 21st, 2018

29:23

Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia & their impact to the …

Episode 230: Appier & AI with Chih-Han Yu

January 13th, 2018

29:07

Chih-Han Yu, the co-founder and CEO of Appier joined us in a conversation to discuss the journey, team and products behind his company, Appier that focused on artificial intelligence with leading investors from Sequoia …

Episode 229: AI in Asia Pacific with Ayesha Khanna

January 8th, 2018

27:43

Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI joined us in a conversation on the subject of artificial intelligence aka AI. We discussed the key technologies, major …

Episode 228: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 2 with Arnaud Bonzom

January 1st, 2018

31:23

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to conclude our conversation on the state of Southeast Asia in 2017 and what is likely to come in 2018. We discussed the entry of Alibaba and Tencent in …

Episode 227: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 1 with Arnaud Bonzom

December 29th, 2017

32:50

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to review the state of Southeast Asia in a two part conversation before the closing of 2017. In this episode, we discussed the three major events that rocked …

Episode 226: State of North East Asia 2017 with Shai Oster

December 26th, 2017

43:45

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief at The Information, joined us in a conversation to review the state of North East Asia in 2017. We discussed the five major events: SoftBank's Vision Fund, the expansion of Alibaba and …

Episode 225: Tencent's Gaming Empire & Honor of Kings with Matthew Brennan

December 22nd, 2017

33:55

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk joined us in a conversation to discuss Tencent's gaming empire worldwide and their third killer app after QQ & Wechat: Honor of Kings. We …

Episode 224: Nokia Networks, Smart Cities and IoT with Danial Mausoof - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 17th, 2017

28:04

Danial Mausoof from Nokia joined us in a conversation to discuss the company’s current focus in carrier networks, the upcoming 5G networks and Internet of things (IoT) initiatives across Asia. He discussed how Asia …

Episode 223: Tata Communications & Perspectives on IoT & Mobility with Anthony Bartolo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 12th, 2017

39:55

Anthony Bartolo from Tata Communications joined us in a conversation on mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) and their impact on the enterprise …

Episode 222: The SoftBank Vision Fund with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 4th, 2017

32:01

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the second part of our …

Episode 221: The Toshiba Chip Unit Deal with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 1st, 2017

26:17

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the first part of our …

Episode 220: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 2 with Simon Kemp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 29th, 2017

38:17

Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia …

Episode 219: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 1 with Simon Kemp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 25th, 2017

23:49

Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia …

Episode 218: Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific with Xu Haoliang - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 23rd, 2017

25:15

Xu Haoliang, Assistant Secretary General for the United Nations and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific joined us in a conversation …

Episode 217: Brinc, Hardware & IoT in Asia with Bay McLaughlin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 17th, 2017

27:36

Bay McLaughlin, COO and co-founder of Brinc joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of his company, Brinc and where it is now heading …

Episode 216: Indian Titans Leadership Crisis with Andy Mukherjee - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 10th, 2017

31:09

Andy Mukherjee from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in a conversation discuss the recent Indian titans leadership crises from the Tata Group & Infosys. We discussed the business structure, key people, background and …

Episode 215: Stripe in Asia and the Startup Stack with Piruze Sabuncu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 4th, 2017

23:04

Piruze Sabuncu from Stripe joined in a conversation to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and how they are helping the startups from Asia to scale to the rest of the world. We discussed their recent one year …

Episode 214: #AskGaryVee & Vayner Media in Asia with Gary Vaynerchuk - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 29th, 2017

29:51

Gary Vaynerchuk is here to discuss his companies: Vayner X and Vayner Media and his insightful perspectives on entrepreneurship and family business. …

Episode 213: China’s Belt and Road Initiative with Robert Koepp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 27th, 2017

42:08

Robert Koepp from the Economist corporate network joined us in a conversation to discuss the government of China’s Belt and Road initiative. We discussed the impact of the Belt and Road initiative to the Asian economies …

Episode 212: Why China bans exchanges & ICOs with Neil Woodfine

October 21st, 2017

42:01

Neil Woodfine, growth manager from Wyre & organizer of Beijing bitcoin meetup joined us in an interesting conversation on bitcoin, blockchain …

Episode 211: Red Hat in Asia & Open Innovation Labs with Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen

October 14th, 2017

23:00

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president & general manager from Redhat, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and their recent launch of their new Open Innovation Labs in …

Episode 210: Lean In Singapore & Women Leadership in Asia with Helen Duce & Uma Balasingam

October 10th, 2017

43:21

Helen Duce and Uma Thana Balasingam from Lean In Singapore joined us to discuss the movement that helps to progress the challenges of women leadership in the workplace. We discussed how Lean In Singapore provide help …

Episode 209: The Thailand Startup Ecosystem with Michael Waitze - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 4th, 2017

42:54

Michael Waitze, founding partner of Metaliq & host of Asia Tech Podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss the Thailand startup ecosystem. We discussed the interesting startups, incubators, accelerators and …

Episode 208: Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific with Ricky Kapur - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 28th, 2017

37:54

Ricky Kapur, the general manager from the Enterprise Group in Microsoft, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the footprint of the Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific. Ricky discussed how Microsoft is working with …

Episode 207: The Shenzhen Startup Ecosystem with Jan Smejkal - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 21st, 2017

32:18

Jan Smejkal, China & Asia Pacific community director of Startup Grind joined us to discuss the Shenzhen startup ecosystem in China. He provided an comprehensive overview of the interesting startups, incubators, …

Episode 206: Carousell & Scaling in Asia with Marcus Tan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 17th, 2017

29:10

Marcus Tan, co-founder and president of Carousell joined us in a conversation on his company which he co-founded and where it is heading after their series B round with leading investors such as Rakuten Ventures & …

Episode 205: Qtum Foundation from China to Global with Patrick Dai - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 13th, 2017

27:45

Patrick Dai, co-founder & chairman of Qtum foundation joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory behind Qtum Foundation. We discussed the mission and vision of Qtum as a open source blockchain project …

Episode 204: Myth Busters, the China Edition with John Artman - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 1st, 2017

44:28

John Artman, editor in chief for Technode and host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us to debunk the narratives on China that has been propagated from different parts of the world. We began with his story and how he …

Episode 203: Weibo is not Twitter of China with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 27th, 2017

27:03

Matthew Brennan from China Channel & host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us on a discussion on Sina Weibo and why it is not the “Twitter” of China. We discussed the origins, the products, revenue & business …

Episode 202: Japan Startup Ecosystem in 2017 with James Riney - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 23rd, 2017

20:19

James Riney from 500 Startups, Japan joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of Japan startup ecosystem. We discussed where the 500 …

Episode 201: Cherubic Ventures & Taiwan Startup Ecosystem with Tina Cheng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 18th, 2017

29:23

Tina Cheng from Cherubic Ventures joined us in a conversation about the firm’s investments across the region from Greater China to US. We discussed the mission, vision and management team behind Cherubic Ventures and …

Episode 200: Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 13th, 2017

37:19

Our host, Bernard Leong is on the hot seat for this special 200th episode to be interviewed by Charles Reed Anderson. Bernard discussed his day job, …

Special Episode: BAT in Southeast Asia with Bernard Leong on China Tech Talk - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 11th, 2017

53:35

Before the special episode 200, we have a special episode from China Tech Talk hosted by John Artman from Technode & Matthew Brennan from China Channel where our host Bernard Leong was recently chatting about the …

Episode 199: Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong with Alan Chan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 9th, 2017

32:01

Alan Chan joined us in a conversation to discuss his firm, Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong and offer his perspectives on the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He shared his investment thesis & his insights in how he work …

Episode 198: Samsung Electronics in 2017 with Jan Dawson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 3rd, 2017

22:37

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research, host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech …

Episode 197: Tech Narratives with BAT & Softbank in Asia with Jan Dawson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 1st, 2017

29:01

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech …

Episode 196: Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact on Asia with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 29th, 2017

24:32

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the major …

Episode 195: Google I/O and its impact to Asia with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 28th, 2017

28:53

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the first part, we discussed the major announcements …

Episode 194: Bitcoin and Blockchain in China with John Riggins - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 20th, 2017

20:31

John Riggins from BTC Media joined us in a conversation on the latest happenings of bitcoin and blockchain in China. We discussed the chronology in …

Episode 193: Reliance Jio in India with Navkendar Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 14th, 2017

23:16

Navkendar Singh from IDC India joined us on a discussion about the up and rising telco, Reliance Jio in India. We discussed the mission, vision, business structure of the company and its relation to the Reliance Group …

Episode 192: Asian Airlines in Crisis & Rise of China Aviation with Paul Papadimitriou - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 10th, 2017

41:07

Paul Papadimitriou, host of Layovers podcast & founder of Intelligencr, joined us in a conversation to discuss the crisis of Asian airlines and …

Episode 191: The Taiwan Startup Stadium & Ecosystem with Holly Harrington - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 1st, 2017

31:20

Holly Harrington, general manager from Taiwan Startup Stadium joined us on a conversation about the Taiwan startup stadium & ecosystem. We …

Episode 190: Nintendo & Smartphone Gaming in Japan 2017 with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 24th, 2017

23:16

Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Japan, joined us in a conversation to discuss Nintendo’s progress and the smartphone gaming space within Japan in 2017. We began with a conversation on Nintendo’s recent forays with …

Episode 189: Corporate Innovation in Asia Pacific with Steve Glaveski - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 16th, 2017

40:33

Steve Glaveski, founder of Collective Campus & host of the FutureSquared podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss corporate innovation in …

Episode 188: The Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem with Jay Kim - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

43:21

Jay Kim, host of the Jay Kim show & author of “Hack Your Fitness”, joined us to discuss the chronology of the rise of the Hong Kong startup …

Episode 187: Toutiao with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

25:58

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a fascinating conversation on Toutiao, one of the new emerging mobile apps focused on AI and their …

Episode 186: BAT from China to Silicon Valley with Liza Lin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

24:42

Liza Lin, technology reporter from Wall Street Journal joined us in a conversation on the three important technology giants of China: Baidu, Alibaba …

Episode 185: SeedPlus & Venture Capital with Michael Smith & Tiang Lim Foo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

29:57

Michael Smith Jr and Tiang Lim Foo, partners from Seedplus joined us in a conversation to discuss their recent closing of US$20M for their fund and where they are heading next. We also chatted about their daily lives as …

Episode 184: Competing Against Luck with Karen Dillon - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

21:33

Karen Dillon, one of the authors from the book “Competing against Luck” joined us in a conversation to discuss the “jobs to be done” framework and why it is important about customer choice and innovation in disruption …

Episode 183: The Apple Supply Chain in Asia with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 14th, 2017

28:47

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in an interesting discussion to shed a light on Apple’s supply chain in Asia. We discussed Apple’s recent …

Episode 182: Salesforce and Innovation in Asia Pacific with Rob Wickham - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

27:14

Rob Wickham, Regional Vice President, Innovation and Digital Transformation, from Salesforce joined us to discuss the footprint of the company and their recent published report on innovation in Asia Pacific. We …

Episode 181: Ant Financial with Zennon Kapron - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

29:57

Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the Ant Financial, one of China’s largest finance companies. We discussed their vision, mission, leadership & financial …

Episode 180: The Upstarts with Brad Stone - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

34:04

Brad Stone, senior executive editor of Bloomberg LP and author of his new book, “The Upstarts”, joined us for a discussion on the back story of Uber …

Episode 179: The Pulse of Livestreaming in China with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

29:30

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined us in a conversation on the pulse of live-streaming in China. We discussed the business structure …

Episode 178: The Evolution of Wechat Ecosystem with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

22:12

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the second part of our conversation, we …

Episode 177: The Wechat Ecosystem – Growth, Ads & Payments with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

23:56

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a two part conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the first part of our …

Episode 176: Smartphones and Demonetisation in India with Navkendar Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

33:55

Navkendar Singh from IDC joined us for an interesting discussion on the coverage of smartphones brands and the impact of the demonetisation event in India. We covered the profile of the typical India smartphone user and …

Episode 175: The Tipping Point for IoT in Asia with Charles Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

22:45

Charles Reed Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us for a conversation to discuss the tipping point on Internet of Things (IoT) that is converging in Asia. We discussed how Asian governments are …

Episode 174: GE Digital in ASEAN with Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

31:14

Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng from General Electric, ASEAN joined in a conversation to discuss the footprint and coverage of GE across Southeast Asia. We discuss how General Electric have been working to help …

Episode 173: Perx & the future of SaaS in Asia with Anna Gong - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

24:26

Anna Gong, CEO of Perx Technologies joined us in a conversation on how she has transform the mobile rewards company from a consumer to an enterprise …

Episode 172: 4PL Logistics & Entrepreneur Mentoring with Paul Bradley - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2017

29:08

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with …

Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 22nd, 2017

28:04

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with …

Episode 170: Bicycle Sharing in China with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 15th, 2017

26:57

Eva Xiao from Tech in Asia joined us in a conversation about the exciting phenomenon of bicycle sharing startups happening now in China. Eva provided a comprehensive overview of the bike-sharing space and explained why …

Episode 169: Digital Data and Trends in Asia Pacific with Simon Kemp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 11th, 2017

31:00

Simon Kemp, the founder of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social joined us to discuss the recent published report “Digital Data and Trends …

Episode 168: Tesla and the Jesus Car with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 6th, 2017

30:27

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that …

Episode 167: The Apple Anomaly & Narrative with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 1st, 2017

42:34

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that …

Episode 166: Modular Revolution and Startup Strategy with Horace Dediu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 25th, 2017

37:57

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that …

Episode 165: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 2 with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 23rd, 2017

27:58

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the second part, we discussed how the …

Episode 164: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 1 with Rhea Liu - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 17th, 2017

26:41

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed …

Episode 163: Artificial Intelligence with Carolina Milanesi - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 13th, 2017

24:39

Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & …

Episode 162: Huawei in 2016 with Carolina Milanesi - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 9th, 2017

24:36

Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & …

Episode 161: Post CES 2017 Part 2 with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 3rd, 2017

24:47

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. In the 2nd part of the conversation, we dived deeper …

Episode 160: Post CES 2017 Part 1 with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 30th, 2017

26:11

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. We discussed the major themes which have emerged from …

Episode 159: Are Asia Telcos dumb pipes? with Grace Chng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 25th, 2017

35:43

Grace Chng, author of “Intelligent Island” & former correspondent of SPH, joined us to provide a broad overview of the telecommunications industry across Asia and whether the telcos are just dumb pipes in Asia …

Episode 158: Wechat Mini Apps with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 20th, 2017

35:46

Matthew Brennan from China Channel and a well-known expert on Wechat joined us for an in-depth discussion on the recent launch of the Wechat mini-apps or programs, the philosophy behind them with interpretations on …

Episode 157: Musical.ly with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 15th, 2017

22:12

Eva Xiao, China reporter for Tech In Asia joined us to discuss an interesting video and entertainment company from China, Musical.ly and how it has …

Episode 156: Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia Pacific with Charles Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 10th, 2017

22:39

Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us in a conversation on lower power wide area networks aka WANs in Asia Pacific and its significance to smart cities & Internet of things. Charles …

Episode 155: 5 Predictions for Asia in 2017 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 4th, 2017

19:05

Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong offer their five predictions to what will rock the Asia landscape in 2017 and examine side …

Episode 154: The 5 Major Events in 2016 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 29th, 2016

26:59

Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong discuss the five major events which rocked the Asia landscape in 2016: (a) Softbank’s acquisition of ARM for US$32B, (b) Pokemon Go, (c) Uber and Didi’s deal in …

Episode 153: Cloudera in Asia & the 4th Industrial Revolution with Amr Awadallah - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 24th, 2016

27:06

Amr Awadallah, the chief technology & co-founder of Cloudera joined us in a conversation on the data and analytics platform’s footprint in Asia. …

Episode 152: Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific with Vincent Loy - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 21st, 2016

28:47

Vincent Loy, partner in financial Crime & cyber leader from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joined us in a conversation on the trends in cybersecurity, financial crime & anti-money laundering across Asia Pacific …

Episode 151: The LeEco Group with Wang Boyuan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 17th, 2016

21:13

Wang Boyuan from Technode & TechCrunch China joined us in an interesting discussion the LeEco Group. He began with the vision, mission and team behind the company and break down the intriguing web of business …

Episode 150: Brinc & Shenzhen Hardware Ecosystem with Bay McLaughlin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 14th, 2016

27:12

Bay McLaughlin joined us in a conversation to discuss Brinc, the hardware accelerator in Hong Kong he co-founded that leverages on the Shenzhen ecosystem. He shared how Brinc selects founding teams and helps hardware …

Episode 149: Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 10th, 2016

31:23

Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the state of fintech in China. We discussed the different verticals within the fintech sector from digital payments, peer to peer …

Episode 148: The South Korea technology startup ecosystem with Eva Yoo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 5th, 2016

32:26

Eva Chaewon Yoo from Technode joined us in a conversation to discuss the South Korea technology startup ecosystem. She offered a comprehensive …

Episode 147: Twilio in Asia and Product Management with Patrick Malatack - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 28th, 2016

22:08

Patrick Malatack, vice president of product management from Twilio joined us in a conversation to discuss the footprint of the communications platform company in Asia Pacific. We discussed the various products and …

Episode 146: Singularity University Labs and The Heretic with Pascal Finette - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 23rd, 2016

34:17

Pascal Finette joined us for a conversation on the story behind Singularity University Labs and how they work startups with exponential technologies …

Episode 145: An Uncertain Technology World with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 18th, 2016

17:36

We conclude with the second part of our conversation with Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions. We examined the uncertain future of …

Episode 144: The October Surprises from Google, Apple & Microsoft with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 13th, 2016

41:12

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two parter conversation about the ongoing trends of technologies globally. We …

Episode 143: Alibaba vs Amazon in Southeast Asia with Jon Russell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 8th, 2016

27:12

Jon Russell from TechCrunch who broke the two big stories on Lazada’s acquisition of Redmart and Amazon’s foray into Southeast Asia starting with Singapore next year, joined us on a conversation to discuss the backstory …

Episode 142: PALF and EdTech Startups in Asia with T T Nguyen Duc - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 3rd, 2016

36:01

T.T. Nguyen Duc, Head of Asia for Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) joined us for a conversation on the coverage of their funds focusing on education (or edtech) startups globally. She shared with us the …

Episode 141: Reflections on China with Kaiser Kuo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 30th, 2016

37:08

Kaiser Kuo, co-founder & host of the Sinica Podcast and formerly from Baidu, joined us to share his reflections on China after 20 years of stay and how he has changed from living within the Great Firewall of China …

Episode 140: Greylock, Mozilla & Blitzscaling with John Lilly - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 27th, 2016

20:34

John Lilly, partner at Greylock in Silicon Valley and former CEO of Mozilla joined us for an interesting conversation about his current stint as a venture capitalist, and the backstory of how the team from Mozilla …

Episode 139: Live-streaming in China with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 18th, 2016

35:54

Eva Xiao from Tech In Asia joined us in a discussion on  the live-streaming ecosystem within China and debunked the major misconceptions by western media on the phenomenon itself. We dived deep to the major …

Episode 138: Xpressbees & Logistics in India with Amitava Saha - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 13th, 2016

23:19

Amitava Saha, co-founder and CEO of Xpressbees joined us in an interesting conversation on the story of his company and shared his perspectives on the state of logistics in India. We began a discussion of how Xpressbees …

Episode 137: Map of the Money in Southeast Asia with Arnaud Bonzom - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 8th, 2016

29:38

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us for a conversation on the launch of his recent project, “Map of the Money” version 4 jointly with Florian Cornu. We discussed the ongoing trends in venture capital and …

Episode 136: With Friends Like These, Who needs Enemies Edition with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 24th, 2016

27:35

Continuing from our first discussion, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net and our host analysed the changing alliances in both the transportation and gaming industry where allies within the space turn to rivalries in …

Episode 135: The Apple iPhone 7 Event with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 16th, 2016

26:38

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us for a two parter conversation on the recent major events in technology & their impact in Asia. In …

Episode 134: The Open India Market Onslaught with Newley Purnell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 12th, 2016

22:12

Newley Purnell from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss his current coverage on the India startup & technology ecosystem. We examine the day …

Episode 133: SeedPlus in Southeast Asia with Michael Smith - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 2nd, 2016

31:50

Michael Smith aka Smithy, now partner of Jungle Ventures and their new fund, SeedPlus. We discussed the backstory in how the fund is assembled, the key people from LPs to partners and their investment thesis. We …

Episode 132: The Alliance and Blitzscaling with Chris Yeh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 29th, 2016

33:55

Chris Yeh from Wasabi Ventures joined us for a conversation on the future of employee & employer management and technology enabled blitzscaling. …

Episode 131: Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 24th, 2016

31:37

Christoper Lochhead joined us in the podcast to discuss his new book “Play Bigger” (co-authored with Ramadan, Peterson and Maney) during my stay here in Silicon Valley. We discussed the concept of category kings and why …

Episode 130: The Future of Xiaomi with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 21st, 2016

21:50

Eva Xiao from Technode continued our discussion on Xiaomi, focusing on what kind of company that Xiaomi truly is, and the current challenges they are …

Episode 129: Xiaomi – Team, History & Products with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 18th, 2016

25:00

Eva Xiao from Technode joined us in a two parter episodes on one of China’s top unicorns: Xiaomi. We traced the history of the company starting from the founders of the company, most notably Lei Jun and Bin Lin, and how …

Episode 128: The Uber and Didi deal with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 9th, 2016

30:11

Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss the Uber and Didi deal in China and analysed the fallout that will impact the anti-Uber alliance. We discussed the potential reasons to why Uber sell their China business …

Episode 127: Pokemon Go with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 28th, 2016

29:17

Serkan Toto joined us for a conversation to discuss the global phenomenon of Pokemon Go. We discussed the backstory of the creator behind this new sensational game, Niantic Labs and the backers behind the game maker …

Episode 126: The SoftBank Group 2016 Edition with David Corbin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 21st, 2016

31:23

David Corbin from Tech in Asia returns to our podcast to discuss the three major events that rocked the SoftBank Group in the past few weeks. We reviewed the departure of Nikesh Arora, the rapid divestments of …

Episode 125: Beijing Makerspace & Indiegogo in China with Joanna Wei - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 18th, 2016

22:36

In this episode, Joanna Wei, co-founder of Beijing Makerspace, an angel investor & evangelist for Indiegogo China. We discussed how the maker movement in China was inspired, begun and then progressed for the past 5 …

Episode 124: Connecting with Youth in Asia with Patrick Rona - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 12th, 2016

34:48

Patrick Rona, chief digital officer in Asia Pacific from the McCann World Group, joined us on an interesting conversation about connecting with youth in Asia. Drawing from the McCann World Group’s recent study “Your …

Episode 123: Jingdong or JD dot com with Wang Boyuan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 4th, 2016

22:30

Wang Boyuan from Technode and TechCrunch China joined us for a conversation on Jingdong or JD dot com. We discussed the backstory behind this company and the key people behind the 2nd largest ecommerce company in China. …

Episode 122: Red Hat & Open Source in Asia with Harish Pillay - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 23rd, 2016

33:46

In this episode, Harish Pillay, Head of Community and Architecture from Red Hat joined us for a conversation to discuss on the footprint of the open source enterprise software company across Asia. We discussed how Red …

Episode 121: Smartkarma and Fintech in Asia with Raghav Kapoor - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 19th, 2016

34:17

Raghav Kapoor, CEO & co-founder of Smartkarma joined us for a conversation on his company and a broad conversation on fintech in Asia. Drawing from his experience and background in finance, Raghav talked about the …

Episode 120: LINE IPO & SoftBank’s divestments with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 15th, 2016

23:17

Serkan Toto from Kantan Games joined us for a conversation on the three recent events that impact the mobile gaming market from Japan to the rest of world. We analysed the progress of Nintendo’s new mobile games with …

Episode 119: From Newsroom to Digital Media in Asia with Alan Soon - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 10th, 2016

42:50

Alan Soon from the Splice Newsroom and Rockstart Accelerator joined us in a conversation about the media business in Asia. Drawing his experience from the media business media from Bloomberg, CNBC to Yahoo!, Alan …

Episode 118: The State of IoT in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 6th, 2016

26:41

Charles Reed Anderson from IDC joined us to discuss the state of Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia Pacific. We started with the analysis of the IoT market maturity index across China, India and the rest of Asia Pacific, …

Episode 117: Why Apple Invest in Didi with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 2nd, 2016

32:48

In this episode, Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us in a conversation to dissect why Apple has invested in China’s largest ride hailing app, Didi Chuxing and the implications for Uber in their plans to conquer China …

Episode 116: Mashable in Asia with Michael Kriak and Gwendolyn Regina - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 27th, 2016

23:58

Michael Kriak & Gwendolyn Regina from Mashable joined us for a conversation on Mashable.com and its recent strategy on video & expansion to …

Episode 115: Singapore Startup Ecosystem & Asia Funding Trends with Arnaud Bonzom - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 22nd, 2016

36:55

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups continued our conversation on his two interesting reports (prior to the 500 Corporations report which we discussed earlier) that focus on the Singapore startup ecosystem and the funding …

Episode 114: Will Apple’s Asia & Car strategy work? with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 18th, 2016

35:33

Continuing our discussed from the last episode, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net analysed the recent Apple Q1 2016 earning and challenged the notion whether Apple’s Asia (India and China) and their rumoured car …

Episode 113: Facebook vs Asia Messaging Apps with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 14th, 2016

27:29

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us in to reflect on the major themes that has been ongoing in the technology space from messaging apps to …

Episode 112: The Baidu Group with Cate Cadell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 10th, 2016

29:39

Cate Cadell, editor in chief from Technode at Beijing joined us in this episode to discuss the Baidu Group, China’s largest search engine & maps and part of the BAT axis in China. In our conversation, we discussed …

Episode 111: Wither Rocket Internet? with Jon Russell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 5th, 2016

29:02

Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us to discuss Rocket Internet’s 1B exit to Alibaba & its impact to ecommerce & funding cycles in Southeast Asia. We dissected the implications from the Lazada exit and the …

Episode 110: Tencent and WeChat with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 2nd, 2016

23:26

In the final of the two parter episodes, we continue our conversation with Eva Xiao from Technode on the Tencent Group, specifically focusing on …

Episode 109: Tencent and QQ with Eva Xiao - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 27th, 2016

20:59

Eva Xiao from Technode joined us for a two parter discussion on one of the BAT companies: Tencent. We dived deep into the holding company behind the …

Episode 108: How can a US tech company succeed in China with Scott Livingston - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 23rd, 2016

35:11

Scott Livingston, a senior associate at SIPS, joined us on a discussion starting from a hypothetical question, “What are the requirements do Facebook need to satisfy in order to access into China’s market?”. By …

Episode 107: Alibaba Cloud in Asia Pacific with Yu Sicheng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 17th, 2016

24:35

Yu Sicheng, Vice President International, Alibaba Cloud (aka Aliyun) under the Alibaba Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the popular …

Episode 106: Connectography & Connectivity is Destiny with Parag Khanna - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 13th, 2016

32:29

Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, joined us to discuss & launch his latest book “Connectography: …

Episode 105: The Next Billion Initiative for Google with Caesar Sengupta - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 10th, 2016

23:44

Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management from Google joined us to discuss the “Next Billion” initiative for Google, based on present and new ideas to allow the company engage with the next billion users in a …

Episode 104: Corporate Innovation and 500 Startups with Arnaud Bonzom - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 6th, 2016

27:58

Arnaud Bonzom, the director of corporate innovation from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation on the interesting trend in how major corporations are engaging the startups today. We began with Arnaud’s story from his …

Episode 103: The SingTel Group with Grace Chng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 2nd, 2016

25:28

Grace Chng, senior correspondent of The Straits Times under SPH Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the SingTel Group and its global footprint across three continents. Starting from the history of how the …

Episode 102: ZhenFund in China with Anna Fang - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 30th, 2016

22:43

Anna Fang, partner and CEO of ZhenFund joined us in a conversation to discuss early stage investment and startup ecosystem in China. We traced her serendipitous route on how she become an early stage investor by working …

Episode 101: muru-D by Telstra with Charlotte Yarkoni & Annie Parker - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 26th, 2016

26:50

Charlotte Yarkoni, President of Telstra Software Group &, Annie Parker, co-founder of muru-D, the startup incubator by Telstra joined us in a conversation to discuss the story behind the digital startup accelerator …

Episode 100: The Dawn of Augmented & Virtual Reality with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 20th, 2016

42:37

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us for the special 100th episode to discuss the dawn of the augmented (AR) and virtual …

Episode 99: Understanding China’s Economic Indicators with Tom Orlik - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 17th, 2016

32:08

Tom Orlik, the Chief Asia Economist from Bloomberg and author of the book “Understanding China’s Economic Indicators”, joined us in an interesting conversation in analysing China’s economy and helped us to understand …

Episode 98: The India Startup Ecosystem with Ashish Sinha - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 12th, 2016

20:59

Ashish Sinha, founder of NextBigWhat, joined us for a conversation on the emerging India startup ecosystem. From his origins as a product manager in Yahoo! India to setting up the media site to help India entrepreneurs …

Episode 97: Winter is coming to Asia with Jon Russell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 8th, 2016

25:37

Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us for a conversation on whether “winter is coming” for the startup ecosystems across Asia from China, India to Southeast Asia. We started with the continuing war between Uber and …

Episode 96: Paytm in India with Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 2nd, 2016

23:43

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO and founder of Paytm joined us for an interesting conversation on his journey with Paytm and his thoughts on the evolving …

Episode 95: The TSMC Group with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 28th, 2016

33:39

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly, joined us again to discuss the TSMC Group, where they are leading semiconductor foundries for many major companies …

Episode 94: Wechat Ecosystem & Grata.co with Andrew Schorr - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 25th, 2016

31:00

Andrew Schorr, CEO and co-founder of Grata.co, joined us for an interesting discussion to dissect the platform and ecosystem behind Wechat in China. Starting from his journey with building three startups including …

Episode 93: The Japan Mobile Gaming Market Consolidation with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 20th, 2016

25:37

Serkan Toto, co-founder and CEO of Kantan Games JP, joined us to discuss the major trend of consolidation happening in real time within Japan’s …

Episode 92: Dating Industry in Asia & Lunch Actually Group with Violet Lim - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 13th, 2016

44:16

In our Valentine’s day special for 2016, Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of the Lunch Actually Group discussed the major players of the dating …

Episode 91: BitX, BitCoin and Blockchain in Asia with Marcus Swanepoel - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 11th, 2016

34:10

Marcus Swanepoel, CEO and co-founder of BitX joined us for an interesting conversation on the bitcoin and blockchain industry in Asia. Beginning from his background as a banker to his current stint as a startup founder, …

Episode 90: Smart Cities in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 1st, 2016

29:50

Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us for a conversation to discuss all things Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities in Asia Pacific. Starting …

Episode 89: Asia Startup Ecosystems with Kevin McSpadden - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 28th, 2016

35:48

Kevin McSpadden from e27 joined us for a fascinating discussion on the different evolving startup ecosystems across Asia. Starting from Singapore, …

Episode 88: India Startup Ecosystem & SAIF Partners with Deepak Gaur - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 20th, 2016

25:21

Deepak Gaur, managing director of SAIF Partners joined us for a conversation in Delhi, India. Beginning from the early days of venture capital till the recent surge in funding, Deepak shared his reflections on how far …

Episode 87: From DeNA to 500 Startups in Japan with James Riney - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 17th, 2016

25:40

In this episode, James Riney from 500 Startups Japan discussed his story from an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist. We recapped his first company, …

Episode 86: Insurance & CXA Group in Asia with Rosaline Koo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 13th, 2016

38:48

Rosaline Koo from CXA Group joined us for an interesting conversation on how she is building a digital company focusing on employee benefits and insurance across Asia. We discussed how she started from an interesting …

Episode 85: The OTT Video Market in Asia Pacific with Michael Smith - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 6th, 2016

37:53

In the first episode of 2016, Michael Smith Jr, chief technology officer in HOOQ joined us to give us an overview of the over the top (OTT) video …

Episode 84: The Five Predictions on Asia in 2016 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 1st, 2016

26:13

Starting the new year, Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and our host Bernard Leong discussed the five predictions on Asia technology …

Episode 83: The Five Major Events in Asia 2015 with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 30th, 2015

33:07

Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and senior industry analysis manager of App Annie, joined our host in a two episodes arc discussion on the five major events that shook Asia for the year of 2015 and the …

Episode 82: Seedstars World in Asia with Karen Mok - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 20th, 2015

35:21

With Karen Mok, we discussed the initiative & footprint of Seedstars World & her perspectives on startup ecosystems after traveling 15 cities in Asia. The conversation started with her background as a social …

Episode 81: Semiconductors are eating the world with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 15th, 2015

50:50

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in an interesting conversation why semiconductors are eating the world. By giving a broad overview of the industry spanning across the globe with a …

Episode 80: Approach Asia with Lisa Enckell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 9th, 2015

29:28

Lisa Enckell from Approach joined us for a conversation to discuss their new project Approach. We started with a chat on how she started from a …

Episode 79: Hadoop, Cloudera & Big Data with Doug Cutting - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 5th, 2015

22:27

With Doug Cutting, the chief architect of Cloudera and the co-founder of Apache Hadoop, we discussed his journey from a software engineer to a contributor and creator of several open source software which are widely …

Episode 78: Innovation, Global Challenges & Asia Healthcare with Claudia Olsson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 2nd, 2015

27:12

In this episode, Claudia Olsson, founder of several startups (Exponential AB, Stellar Capacity AB and Catalyse Delta Group) and former senior advisor …

Episode 77: Facebook Internet.org, Android One & India with Newley Purnell - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 28th, 2015

41:40

In this episode, Newley Purnell, journalist from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss the recent controversy of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative in India and the implications of the initiative with reference to …

Episode 76: Quibb & 50-50 Pledge with Sandi MacPherson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 25th, 2015

39:29

In this episode, Sandi MacPherson joined us to discuss the story on how she started Quibb, a platform for people to share what they are reading at work. From her background working in government on environment and clean …

Episode 75: Braintree in Asia Pacific with Tyson Hackwood - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 21st, 2015

31:53

With Tyson Hackwood, Head of Asia at Braintree (under Paypal), we discussed the footprint of the online payments company in Asia Pacific. Starting from Tyson’s early career in online advertising and premium mobile …

Episode 74: Vizable & Tableau in a Mobile First Asia with Dave Story - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 18th, 2015

39:03

In this episode, Dave Story, VP, Mobile and Strategic Growth at Tableau Software, joined us for a chat to discuss his perspectives on how Tableau is poised to grow in a mobile first Asia with the vision of analytics …

Episode 73: On China with Kaiser Kuo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 12th, 2015

49:04

We interview Kaiser Kuo, the host of Sinica Podcast to discuss China. With a background in East Asian studies and corporate experience from Oilgvy China, Youku to Baidu, Kaiser discussed the challenges of China and how …

Episode 72: Monk’s Hill Ventures & Southeast Asia with Ong Peng Tsin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 7th, 2015

25:15

Ong Peng Tsin, general partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures joined us to discuss his story from an entrepreneur in the US to subsequently moving to China as a venture capitalist. Drawing his experience from Match.com, …

Episode 71: Deep Learning & Baidu Research with Andrew Ng - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 5th, 2015

27:55

Andrew Ng, the chief Scientist at Baidu & head of Baidu Research, joined us for a conversation on the exciting developments in artificial intelligence & deep learning from US to China. Sharing his story and the …

Episode 70: The Foxconn Group with Tim Culpan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 29th, 2015

47:26

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg in Taipei joined us to discuss the Foxconn Group and how the company rose from a plastic injection moulding company to the …

Episode 69: Uber versus Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 24th, 2015

46:39

With Josh Horwitz from Quartz, we discuss the ongoing major war of the four important on-demand taxi hailing apps: Uber, Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi and how these battles between them are now becoming proxy wars between …

Episode 68: Little Rice – Xiaomi, Smartphones & the Chinese Dream with Clay Shirky - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 19th, 2015

56:09

Within the great firewall of China, Clay Shirky, associate professor from interactive media & arts department in NYU Shanghai and also TED speaker, joined us to discuss his latest book “Little Rice – Xiaomi, …

Episode 67: Enterprise Mobility in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 17th, 2015

38:55

Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us in a conversation to discuss all things enterprise mobility in Asia Pacific. We discussed the recent report …

Episode 66: How will you measure your life with James Allworth - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 12th, 2015

43:17

James Allworth, co-author of “How will you measure your life” with Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon, joined us in an interesting discussion on the book and his reflections on disruption theory. From discussing …

Episode 65: Tableau in Asia with JY Pook - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 10th, 2015

21:29

Sitting in the Tableau Asia Pacific headquarters, we interviewed JY Pook, the vice president, Asia Pacific for Tableau, a NYSE listed data analytics software company. We start from JY’s early career in data to his …

Episode 64: Spotify in Asia with Sunita Kaur - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 6th, 2015

22:21

Sunita Kaur, managing director, Asia from Spotify joined us for a conversation to discuss the music streaming service and its footprint in Asia. We discuss the current state of Spotify and its value proposition to the …

Episode 63: The Rakuten Group with David Corbin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 3rd, 2015

51:21

David Corbin from Tech in Asia, joined us to discuss the Rakuten Group, one of the fascinating Internet company in Japan. Starting from a …

Episode 62: Product Hunt with Ryan Hoover - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 29th, 2015

31:53

Ryan Hoover, co-founder & CEO of Product Hunt, joined us for a conversation. From sharing his background to the origins of Product Hunt, Ryan shared the story in how Product Hunt has managed to grow since its early …

Episode 61: SparkLabs & Startup Hubs with Bernard Moon - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 23rd, 2015

33:31

With Bernard Moon from Sparklabs Global Ventures and SparkLabs accelerator, we discuss their recent report “Global Technology Trends and Startup Hubs …

Episode 60: Air Travel in Asia with Paul Papadimitriou - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 19th, 2015

58:53

With Paul Papadimitriou from Intelligencr and the host of two podcasts (Digital Loop and Layovers), we discuss the air travel and aviation industry …

Episode 59: China’s Five Year Plan and Huawei with Kitty Fok - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 13th, 2015

38:09

With Kitty Fok (Country Manager, China) from IDC, we discuss the Chinese government’s five year plan specifically on their ambitions on technology, …

Episode 58: Building Relationships thru LinkedIn in Asia with Vicky Skipp - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 8th, 2015

21:25

We interviewed Vicky Skipp, Head of Sales Solutions in Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn. From Vicky’s experience in sales from Adobe to LinkedIn over …

15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 6th, 2015

11:11

Bernard and Justin talk all things India and cars with the ever exciting Prasoon, CTO of FirstRide. Prasoon lends great advice to young entrepreneurs …

Episode 57: Innovation in Asia Banking with Neal Cross - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 5th, 2015

23:52

Neal Cross, the Chief Innovation Officer from Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) shared the story behind how DBS kickstarted its innovation efforts both internally with the bank and externally with the startup …

15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 1st, 2015

10:41

In an exciting chat, Bernard and Justin talk with Marigold and Tom, the founders of Bakipa. As we learned in the show, Bakipa stands for Babies, Kids …

Episode 56: SMART Nation and Singapore Start-up Ecosystem with Steve Leonard - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 30th, 2015

27:14

Steve Leonard, deputy executive chairman of IDA Singapore joined us in an interesting conversation on the SMART Nation initiative in Singapore & his thoughts on the startup ecosystem. Our discussion began with his …

15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 29th, 2015

11:41

In the inaugural episode of 15 minutes, Bernard and Justin talk to Don Phan, founder and CEO of Taembe.com (ta-um-bey). The trio discuss the the …

Episode 55: From Alphabet to Uber and 1 Year on with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 26th, 2015

52:13

Sameer Singh, our first guest on the podcast, joined us to discuss all things business and technology from Alphabet to Uber. We began instead with an …

Episode 54: Twittamentary & China’s Media Landscape with Tan Siok Siok - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 22nd, 2015

47:37

Tan Siok Siok, CEO of Kinetic One and a notable documentary film-maker who made Twittamentary in 2012 entirely with social media and crowdsourcing, joined us for a conversation on how she has managed to make interesting …

Episode 53: Mapping the networks in Asia with Parag Khanna - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 19th, 2015

35:33

Parag Khanna, CEO & founder of Factotum, global strategist and TED speaker joined us for a fascinating conversation about mapping the different networks from logistics to infrastructure in Asia. Drawing his …

Episode 52: The Vietnam Startup Ecosystem with Anh-Minh Do - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 15th, 2015

42:40

Anh-Minh Do from Tech In Asia joined us for a discussion on all things start-up and venture capital in Vietnam. We discussed the current local major players within the ecosystem, the top three venture firms and the …

Episode 51: The SoftBank Group with David Corbin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 12th, 2015

41:25

David Corbin from Tech in Asia joined us for an in depth discussion on SoftBank, one of the most exciting companies in Asia. We started with the organizational structure of the company and offered some perspectives on …

Episode 50: A Tribute to Satoru Iwata & Nintendo’s Future with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 7th, 2015

27:46

Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games, joined us to give a tribute to Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo who has just passed away at the age of 50. We discussed his legacy in Nintendo and the contributions that he has made to the …

Episode 49: The Shortest Interview with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

August 2nd, 2015

11:42

In this episode recorded during the RISE Conference, we got the shortest interview in our podcast history with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital. In this episode, Jenny Lee discussed how she started in venture capital and …

Episode 48: Decoding the Asia Landscape with Jamie Metzl - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 26th, 2015

36:13

Jamie Metzl, currently a senior advisor to Cranemere LLC & a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, joined us to dissect the economical and …

Episode 47: App Annie in Asia with Yu Junde - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 23rd, 2015

30:31

Yu Junde, Vice President, Asia Pacific from App Annie joined us to discuss the footprint of App Annie in Asia Pacific. Starting from the origins of App Annie and how the company went from Beijing to San Francisco, Junde …

Episode 46: Smartphones, Watches & Bubbles in China & India with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 18th, 2015

51:08

Ben Bajarin from Techpinions and Creative Strategies joined us again to discuss the different market dynamics for smartphones in China and India, the recent debate on Apple Watch sales based on non-sequitur numbers, and …

Episode 45: The Rise Conference 2015 with Mike Harvey - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 15th, 2015

19:23

With Mike Harvey, head of strategic communications from Web Summit, we discuss “behind the scenes” for the upcoming Rise Conference 2015 in Hong Kong and his thoughts on the Asia digital landscape. We hear the story of …

Episode 44: The China Ecosystem with William Bao Bean of SOS Ventures - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 13th, 2015

44:38

William Bao Bean, partner of SOS Ventures and Chinaccelerator, joined us on Analyse Asia to discuss how their accelerator and venture fund spurred the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China. We discussed the interesting …

Episode 43: All on Mobile with Benedict Evans - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 8th, 2015

46:08

Benedict Evans, partner from Andreessen Horowitz, is here to discuss all things mobile, beginning from the different approaches from Google and Apple to dominate the next phase of the mobile ecosystems, with new …

Episode 42: Lazada vs MatahariMall in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

July 1st, 2015

34:19

In this episode, Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial.net discussed the fierce competition on ecommerce in Indonesia between two powers: Lazada (Rocket Internet) vs MatahariMall (Lippo Group). What are the implications …

Episode 41: The 500 Mobile Collective with Edith Yeung of 500 Startups - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 27th, 2015

39:29

Edith Yeung from 500 Startups joined us for a chat on all things mobile and an overview of the mobile landscape all over the world. Drawing from her …

Episode 40: Is there a bubble in Asia? with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 24th, 2015

45:59

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net, also a long time recurring guest, joined Bernard for an awesome discussion on post Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2015, and how some of the announcements from the two major conferences of …

Episode 39: Alibaba’s World with Porter Erisman - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 20th, 2015

33:51

Porter Erisman, the author of “Alibaba’s World” and filmmaker of “Crocodile in the Yangtze”, joined us to offer an insider’s perspective to the early days of Alibaba, now the largest ecommerce company in the world. We …

Episode 38: Messaging Apps, Games & Platforms with Jan Dawson - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 17th, 2015

32:47

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & a regular contributor of Techpinions joined us on the podcast to offer a broad perspective on how the …

Episode 37: All on Uber in Asia with Josh Horwitz - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 13th, 2015

44:22

Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss all things Uber in Asia. From how Uber ramp up their operations to their recent troubles with …

Episode 36: Venture Capital Asia with Michael Dempsey of CB Insights - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 8th, 2015

34:34

With Michael Dempsey from CB Insights, we decipher the trends that are shaping venture capital investments across Asia for 2014 and look at the current movement this year. We also discussed the verticals: ecommerce and …

Episode 35: All about Wechat with Charlie Custer - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

June 3rd, 2015

49:39

Charlie Custer, editor of Tech In Asia joined us to talk on everything about Wechat by Tencent, the most popular messaging app in China by one of the …

Episode 34: The Rise of China Smartphone Makers with Bryan Ma - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 31st, 2015

53:50

We interview Bryan Ma, Vice President for IDC’s Asia Pacific client devices research group to have an insightful discussion on three interesting …

Episode 33: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 3 – The Asian Cars Edition - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 25th, 2015

47:00

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing …

Episode 32: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 2 – Apple in Asia & Luxury - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 22nd, 2015

36:16

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing …

Episode 31: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 1 – New Market Disruption - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 19th, 2015

36:04

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing …

Episode 30: Twitter in Asia Pacific with Aliza Knox - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 17th, 2015

30:37

Aliza Knox, the managing director for online sales for Asia Pacific (APAC) & Latin America (LATAM) joined us for an interesting to discuss Twitter’s footprint in Asia Pacific. Aliza offer insights to how twitter is …

Episode 29: Founder Institute & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Jeff Paine - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 12th, 2015

23:04

Jeffrey Paine, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures and director of the Founder Institute (FI), Singapore sits down with us to discuss the story …

Episode 28: Airbnb in Asia with Jia Jih Chai - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 9th, 2015

23:22

Chai Jia Jih (aka JJ Chai), managing director of Airbnb, Southeast Asia and India sits down to discuss the story of Airbnb in Asia from how they started in a diverse market and gradually build themselves into one of the …

Episode 27: The Lean Hardware Startup with Cyril Ebersweiler - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

May 2nd, 2015

32:08

Cyril Ebersweiler, the founder of HAXLR8R & venture partner of SOSventures, joins us to discuss the lean hardware startup in Asia and the metrics that investors look at to evaluate a hardware startup. He shares with …

Episode 26: The Nintendo and DeNA Deal with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 11th, 2015

40:59

Serkan Toto of Kantan Games is back on the podcast to discuss the mega deal between Nintendo and DeNA which created a dent in the gaming space for …

Episode 25: The Apple Watch Conundrum in Asia with Sameer Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

April 3rd, 2015

48:01

Sameer Singh from Tech-Thoughts is back for an interesting discussion with Bernard Leong on the three major topics which dominate the Asian …

Episode 24: The Risk Driven Business Model with Serguei Netessine - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 28th, 2015

35:32

Professor Serguei Netessine (@snetesin) joined us to discuss his book “The Risk Driven Business Model” (co-written with Karan Girotra). In the discussion, he explained the theme of the book in coming up with the four …

Episode 23: Hardware 101 with Bunnie Huang - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 22nd, 2015

53:02

Bunnie Huang (@bunniestudios), founder of Bunnie Studios and Kosagi, joined us to chat about building hardware companies in Asia. From his early experience in hacking the XBox and Chumby to his recent open hardware …

Episode 22: The Firefox Browser & Mobile OS with Gen Kanai - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 18th, 2015

27:21

Gen Kanai, @gen  joined us here to discuss the Mozilla footprint in the form of Firefox browser and mobile OS in Asia during the FOSS Asia 2015 conference. We discuss the new features of Firefox browser with the new …

Episode 21: MaGIC & Malaysia with Cheryl Yeoh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 14th, 2015

32:01

Cheryl Yeoh (@cherylyeoh) the CEO of Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) joins us to discuss her current project to support, enhance and accelerate the startups in Malaysia and scale them …

Episode 20: All about LINE with David Corbin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

March 4th, 2015

37:42

David Corbin (@CorbinDB) from Tech in Asia joins us for a deep dive discussion on one of the most exciting messaging apps in Asia: LINE. We discuss …

Episode 19: The Mobile-First Era in Asia 2015 with Ben Bajarin - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 25th, 2015

45:57

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joins us in this episdode to discuss the important questions dominating mobile in the dynamic and vibrant Asian market and what matters in 2015: How does the …

Episode 18: The 500 Startups footprint in Greater China & Angel Investing with Rui Ma - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 20th, 2015

42:32

Rui Ma (@ruima), partner from 500 Startups covering Greater China, joins us to discuss her investment thesis and the kind of founders she back in a vibrant and dynamic ecosystem. She gives an introduction to 500 …

Episode 17: Analyse China and Xiaomi with Hans Tung - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 14th, 2015

40:41

Hans Tung (@hanstung), the managing partner of GGV Capital and #69 on The Forbes Midas List joins us for an interesting conversation on his journey as a venture capitalist which traverse between China and US. He also …

Episode 16: Dim Sum & Startups in Hong Kong with Casey Lau - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

February 7th, 2015

52:55

With Casey Lau (@casey_lau) from StartupsHK.com in this episode, he share with us the origins of the interesting nascent Hong Kong startup ecosystem and why Hong Kong is now a port of call for prominent investors out …

Episode 15: The Golden Gate from San Francisco to Singapore - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 31st, 2015

43:23

We interview Vinnie Lauria (@vlauria), founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures in Singapore. We discuss how Vinnie moved from Silicon Valley to …

Episode 14: State of North East Asia & Taiwan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 21st, 2015

54:33

Catherine Shu (@catherineshu) from TechCrunch shares with us her perspectives on the state of Northeast Asia (China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan & Hong Kong) from interesting companies to startups. In the discussion, we …

Episode 13: Big in Japan with DJ Tokyo - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 17th, 2015

41:07

Hiro Maeda (aka @djtokyo), managing partner from Beenos Venture Capital joins us on an interesting conversation about the nascent and exciting ecosystem in Japan. Covering the landscape of entrepreneurs & investors …

Episode 12: New Questions in Mobile, the Asia Edition - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

January 10th, 2015

49:59

Sameer Singh (@sameer_singh17) from Tech-Thoughts.net comes online with our host Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) to discuss and debate with an Asian perspective on Benedict Evans’ recent piece “New Questions in Mobile”. We …

Episode 11: Ben and the Shenzhen Hardware Factory - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 27th, 2014

48:36

Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) from HAXLR8R joins us for an interesting discussion spanning from his travels around the world to his current role to …

Episode 10: The Malaysia Magic Show - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 20th, 2014

54:30

Gabey Goh (@gabeygoh) from Digital News Asia joined us to dissect the technology entrepreneurial scene in Malaysia and her perspectives on how it is …

Episode 9: Gangnam Style is Startup Style! - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

December 13th, 2014

48:18

In this episode, Nathan Millard from beSuccess joined us in a conversation on the Korean startup and investor ecosystem and provide the perspective on how the major players (Samsung, LG and SK Planet) are shaping in …

Episode 8: State of Southeast Asia and Rocket Internet - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 30th, 2014

46:22

Jon Russell (aka @JonRussell) from TechCrunch joined us in this exciting episode to discuss the state of Southeast Asia from entrepreneurs, investors to infrastructure and the influence of Rocket Internet in this …

Episode 7: Five years later on Indonesia after Echelon 2009 - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

November 2nd, 2014

37:30

In this episode, we have Rama Mamuaya, the Chief Executive of DailySocial.net, Indonesia’s equivalent of TechCrunch and GigaOm combined to discuss the state of affairs in Indonesia five years later after Echelon 2009, …

Episode 6: From Adventures to Communities in Southeast Asia with Kristine - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 19th, 2014

54:27

In this episode, Kristine Lauria, the country manager Elance-oDesk in Singapore  joined us for a conversation on her interesting work in building and managing communities in Singapore (TheList.SG and Walkabout.SG). …

Episode 5: Tying the knots of Location, Communication & Video in Asia - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

October 6th, 2014

1:01:25

In this episode, Michael Smith (otherwise known as “Smithy” or @dreampipe) from Spuul joins us here for an interesting conversation on Southeast Asia …

Episode 4: JFDI, the YCombinator of Southeast Asia - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 28th, 2014

1:00:58

In this episode, Hugh Mason, co-founder and CEO of Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) joined us on an interesting discussion on the role of …

Episode 3: The Battle against Apple & Android One onslaught in Asia - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 17th, 2014

40:12

In this episode, we discuss the impact of Apple’s announcement of the new iPhones, Apple Pay and Apple Watch and Google’s new “Android One” on Asia with Sameer Singh. Of course, we discuss two interesting observations: …

Episode 2: Console, Social & Mobile Gaming in Japan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 10th, 2014

48:15

Our second episode of Analyse Asia features Dr Serkan Toto (@serkantoto), CEO of Kantan Games Inc and former TechCrunch correspondent in Asia. We …

Episode 1: Mobile Ecosystems in Asia with Micromax, Xiaomi and Samsung - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

September 2nd, 2014

49:10

We kicked off the first episode of Analyse Asia with Sameer Singh, author of Tech Thoughts. Our first conversation centers on the mobile ecosystems in Asia, focusing on a few interesting topics: (a) the mobile operating …

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