There's something refreshing about listening to investors and other financial folk who consider their focus to be on Asia Pacific.
They are honest about what works and doesn't work, and their experience so far in the investment market has often been extremely fruitful.
They are not saddled by the high and lows of how the online travel sector has played out in the western hemisphere over the course of the last 20 or so years.
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Plus they do not have that often irksome arrogance that comes with living and operating solely in the Silicon Valley scene.
Joining Maggie Rauch of Phocuswright in a session at Phocuswright Europe 2018 were:
- Mizuho Hiraguri, Corporate Development, Recruit Holdings
- Ben Johnson, Partner, Vitruvian Partners
- Andrea Traversone, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
- Lin Xu, Partner & Advisor, Asia, Cambon Partners
In this clip they discuss the health of the investment market, what opportunities there are for startups in Asia Pacific and elsewhere, how brands from the west are figuring out how to tackle the region, and a lot more.
Investors Roundtable: Follow the Money