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Asia Startup Pulse

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The Asia Startup Pulse Podcast, previously known as China Startup Pulse Podcast, is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding the innovation, business, and tech landscape in Asia. We bring the best of the Asian startup ecosystem, showcasing entrepreneurial stories, insights … read more


ASP Selection | Inside the VC Mind: The rise of Fintech in China, with Wei Hopeman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures

Final call for signing up for Chinaccelerator 20 Demo Day Nov 24 on Eventbrite. We will soon be back with the brand-new season. 

Today, ASP selected the special episode that Oscar Ramos sat down with venture capitalist and fintech investor Wei Hopeman. After beginning her career in financial services and investment banking, Wei co-founded Arbor Ventures in 2013, the first VC fund specialized in fintech in the Asian ecosystem. She talks to us about the growth of fintech, the benefits of corporate VCs, and how founders and corporate VCs can improve their interactions with each other.

Show notes:
1:28 Intro 

2:07 How Wei got into financial services 

5:46 Going into investment banking 

7:30 The growth of fintech in Asia 

9:32 The lack of infrastructure in financial services 

12:18 Launching fintech in China 

15:18 Benefits of corporate VCs 

17:08 Key questions a founder should ask corporate VCs 

18:31 Key difference between types of VCs 

21:02 Educating corporates in working with startups 

23:17 Women in VC 

30:16 The future of Arbor Ventures

thanks to our host Oscar Ramos, guest Wei Hopeman, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website at Chinaccelerator Website

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