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At Click Ventures, we believe innovation happens everywhere so we travel worldwide meeting other change-makers while sharing experiences as speakers. Through our pioneering program “VC on Air” you get a chance to meet amazing speakers we met as well as peek into the world of venture capital and tech innovation. Produced and hosted by Click Ventures and JumpStart Magazine, “VC on Air” brings you firsthand conversations with investors, thought leaders and founders. Delve deeper with us into the vision of these change makers shaping the future globally. Thanks Nick Brown for the lovely music!

Latest Episodes

Diana David Wu, author of Future Proof

She is the author of an Amazon #1 Best-Seller Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration. It's a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare yourself for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. She also wrote the best-selling children's book, Hong Kong ABCs. The work done on the book has been donated, with all profits from sales of the book going to the charity Room-to-Read. Diana also runs a company called Sarana Labs which invests in young people and their companies to prepare them for a bright future. She previously worked at the Financial Times for about 13 years and is currently on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in HK.

51 min2019 OCT 24
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Diana David Wu, author of Future Proof

Nick Grossman of Union Square Ventures

Welcome to another episode of Vc on air. We hope you are all having a great week. Without further ado let me introduce to you our wonderful host. The founder and Managing Partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan and with her Today is a technologist, investor & entrepreneur that is no other than Nick Grossman from Union Square Ventures, New York City. Nick has had a very interesting career trajectory. He was the co-founder of a blog that became New York’s main source of discussion for transportation policy, news and advocacy. He was also a ballboy at the US Open for 3 years. Currently, his focus is mainly on blockchain and crypto. In this episode, Nick will discuss with us how blockchain today is similar to how the internet was in 1995. He also gives us insights into what he’s most excited about in this space, whether from the consumer side or from the business side. Despite his interest in this industry, Nick also believes that Blockchain is not needed for every business and talks a...

18 min2019 OCT 23
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Nick Grossman of Union Square Ventures

Will Wang, of Huobi in North America

Welcome to VC on Air, our host today is Carman Chan, the Founder of Click Ventures, with her guest Will Wang, head of BD and Investments at Huobi in North America. Huobi provides global blockchain asset financial services like exchange and wallet. In this episode, Will takes us through the difference between STO and ICO. He also goes over why investors today prefer STOs over ICOs and the reasons behind the decline of ICOs. In this episode, he will also give us insights on some of the infrastructural pain points his portfolio companies are solving and the kinds of companies he’s most excited to strategically partner with globally.

13 min2019 OCT 23
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Will Wang, of Huobi in North America

Thomas Borell of Polymath

Welcome to another episode of VC on air. Let’s all welcome our host, the founder of Click Ventures-- Carman Chan. And Today she will be joined by Thomas Borrel from Polymath. In this episode, Thomas talks about his company which is helping to simplify the process of STO. As we know, not all startups have the manpower or the know-how of dealing with STOs. Thomas’s company helps to solve this problem. It lets people who have even basic knowledge about blockchain create their own STOs. Let’s also dive deeper into the difference between IPO and STO, with Thomas. He will give us his insights on when it makes sense for a company to go the IPO route versus the STO route during fundraising.

13 min2019 OCT 23
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Thomas Borell of Polymath

Ronie Mak of RS group

Welcome to another episode of VC on air. With our host Carman Chan of Click Ventures and her guest for today, Ronie Mak from the RS group. RS Group is a HK based family office that focuses on impact and sustainability-related investments. We all know that there’s no single way to say what impact investing is. In this episode, Ronie takes us through her interpretation of impact investment. She also clarifies the difference between value-based and sustainable investing. Moving further, having had 16 years of banking experience, she also discusses the opportunities for bankers in this area and what her company is doing to foster this community of private investors. She believes that Asia has a bright future in this aspect and gives us an example of an interesting investment made by her company.

16 min2019 OCT 23
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Ronie Mak of RS group

Nisa Leung of Qiming Venture Partners

Hi everyone! We are on to another edition of VC on air. With our wonderful host, the founder and managing partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan. And for today’s guest, she was recognized by the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas List in 2019, named Top 3 Best Female Venture Capitalist in China by Forbes in 2018 and won Venture Capital Professional of the Year by Asian Venture Capital Journal in 2017, Let us all welcome the Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners Nisa Leung. Qiming Venture Partners manages over 4billion dollars and has invested in about 300 companies. Nisa takes care of its healthcare investments. She previously worked for Softbank/Mobius Venture Capital and is currently a visiting lecturer at Harvard. In this episode, she gives us an overview of what she looks for in different stages of companies before investing. She also takes us through the journey of some of her portfolio companies and how they changed their strategies over time like Xiaomi and Meituan.

17 min2019 OCT 22
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Nisa Leung of Qiming Venture Partners

Alex Kong of TNG Asia

Hello there! Welcome to another edition of VC on Air. Sit back and relax as you listen to what we have in store for you today. Starting off let us welcome our very own host, the Founder and Managing Partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan. Today we are bringing you Hong Kong's largest e-wallet service provider let us all welcome Alex Kong. Alex is the Founder and CEO of TNG Asia. He is also a serial entrepreneur. His first company, AsiaTravelMart became one of Asia’s leading travel sites. Over the years he has won many awards includifng the “Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2002.” In this episode, Alex talks about the reasons behind TNG’s success. He will also give us insights into what differentiates a startup from corporates by taking his own company as an example. He takes us through the journey of TNG and talks about how understanding the consumer and catering to their needs can help build a successful company.

16 min2019 OCT 22
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Alex Kong of TNG Asia

Pindar Wong, The internet pioneer

Welcome to Vc on Air. With our host, the founder of Click Ventures, Carman Chan together with her guest for today’s show, Pindar Wong. Pindar is an internet pioneer. He co-founded the first licensed Internet service provider in Hong Kong in 1993. Now he’s shifting his focus to blockchain with the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’. In this episode, he will talk about the initiative and how blockchain will help to better organize trading. Since 1/3rd of Belt and Road Economies follow Muslim faith, the initial focus of this initiative has been on Halal blockchain. In this episode, he will also recount his experience at Hangzhou, the birthplace of Alibaba and his interaction with the AI technology that helps in solving trade disputes.

16 min2019 OCT 22
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Pindar Wong, The internet pioneer
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Latest Episodes

Diana David Wu, author of Future Proof

She is the author of an Amazon #1 Best-Seller Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration. It's a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare yourself for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. She also wrote the best-selling children's book, Hong Kong ABCs. The work done on the book has been donated, with all profits from sales of the book going to the charity Room-to-Read. Diana also runs a company called Sarana Labs which invests in young people and their companies to prepare them for a bright future. She previously worked at the Financial Times for about 13 years and is currently on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in HK.

51 min2019 OCT 24
Comments
Diana David Wu, author of Future Proof

Nick Grossman of Union Square Ventures

Welcome to another episode of Vc on air. We hope you are all having a great week. Without further ado let me introduce to you our wonderful host. The founder and Managing Partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan and with her Today is a technologist, investor & entrepreneur that is no other than Nick Grossman from Union Square Ventures, New York City. Nick has had a very interesting career trajectory. He was the co-founder of a blog that became New York’s main source of discussion for transportation policy, news and advocacy. He was also a ballboy at the US Open for 3 years. Currently, his focus is mainly on blockchain and crypto. In this episode, Nick will discuss with us how blockchain today is similar to how the internet was in 1995. He also gives us insights into what he’s most excited about in this space, whether from the consumer side or from the business side. Despite his interest in this industry, Nick also believes that Blockchain is not needed for every business and talks a...

18 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Nick Grossman of Union Square Ventures

Will Wang, of Huobi in North America

Welcome to VC on Air, our host today is Carman Chan, the Founder of Click Ventures, with her guest Will Wang, head of BD and Investments at Huobi in North America. Huobi provides global blockchain asset financial services like exchange and wallet. In this episode, Will takes us through the difference between STO and ICO. He also goes over why investors today prefer STOs over ICOs and the reasons behind the decline of ICOs. In this episode, he will also give us insights on some of the infrastructural pain points his portfolio companies are solving and the kinds of companies he’s most excited to strategically partner with globally.

13 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Will Wang, of Huobi in North America

Thomas Borell of Polymath

Welcome to another episode of VC on air. Let’s all welcome our host, the founder of Click Ventures-- Carman Chan. And Today she will be joined by Thomas Borrel from Polymath. In this episode, Thomas talks about his company which is helping to simplify the process of STO. As we know, not all startups have the manpower or the know-how of dealing with STOs. Thomas’s company helps to solve this problem. It lets people who have even basic knowledge about blockchain create their own STOs. Let’s also dive deeper into the difference between IPO and STO, with Thomas. He will give us his insights on when it makes sense for a company to go the IPO route versus the STO route during fundraising.

13 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Thomas Borell of Polymath

Ronie Mak of RS group

Welcome to another episode of VC on air. With our host Carman Chan of Click Ventures and her guest for today, Ronie Mak from the RS group. RS Group is a HK based family office that focuses on impact and sustainability-related investments. We all know that there’s no single way to say what impact investing is. In this episode, Ronie takes us through her interpretation of impact investment. She also clarifies the difference between value-based and sustainable investing. Moving further, having had 16 years of banking experience, she also discusses the opportunities for bankers in this area and what her company is doing to foster this community of private investors. She believes that Asia has a bright future in this aspect and gives us an example of an interesting investment made by her company.

16 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Ronie Mak of RS group

Nisa Leung of Qiming Venture Partners

Hi everyone! We are on to another edition of VC on air. With our wonderful host, the founder and managing partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan. And for today’s guest, she was recognized by the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas List in 2019, named Top 3 Best Female Venture Capitalist in China by Forbes in 2018 and won Venture Capital Professional of the Year by Asian Venture Capital Journal in 2017, Let us all welcome the Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners Nisa Leung. Qiming Venture Partners manages over 4billion dollars and has invested in about 300 companies. Nisa takes care of its healthcare investments. She previously worked for Softbank/Mobius Venture Capital and is currently a visiting lecturer at Harvard. In this episode, she gives us an overview of what she looks for in different stages of companies before investing. She also takes us through the journey of some of her portfolio companies and how they changed their strategies over time like Xiaomi and Meituan.

17 min2019 OCT 22
Comments
Nisa Leung of Qiming Venture Partners

Alex Kong of TNG Asia

Hello there! Welcome to another edition of VC on Air. Sit back and relax as you listen to what we have in store for you today. Starting off let us welcome our very own host, the Founder and Managing Partner of Click Ventures, Carman Chan. Today we are bringing you Hong Kong's largest e-wallet service provider let us all welcome Alex Kong. Alex is the Founder and CEO of TNG Asia. He is also a serial entrepreneur. His first company, AsiaTravelMart became one of Asia’s leading travel sites. Over the years he has won many awards includifng the “Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2002.” In this episode, Alex talks about the reasons behind TNG’s success. He will also give us insights into what differentiates a startup from corporates by taking his own company as an example. He takes us through the journey of TNG and talks about how understanding the consumer and catering to their needs can help build a successful company.

16 min2019 OCT 22
Comments
Alex Kong of TNG Asia

Pindar Wong, The internet pioneer

Welcome to Vc on Air. With our host, the founder of Click Ventures, Carman Chan together with her guest for today’s show, Pindar Wong. Pindar is an internet pioneer. He co-founded the first licensed Internet service provider in Hong Kong in 1993. Now he’s shifting his focus to blockchain with the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’. In this episode, he will talk about the initiative and how blockchain will help to better organize trading. Since 1/3rd of Belt and Road Economies follow Muslim faith, the initial focus of this initiative has been on Halal blockchain. In this episode, he will also recount his experience at Hangzhou, the birthplace of Alibaba and his interaction with the AI technology that helps in solving trade disputes.

16 min2019 OCT 22
Comments
Pindar Wong, The internet pioneer
the END
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