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Money Mind - S2E6: 5 Things you need to know about building a unicorn start-up | EP 6

Money Mind - S2E6: 5 Things you need to know about building a unicorn start-up | EP 6
23 Jun 2022 10:26AM
14 mins

Southeast Asia is home to 35 unicorns – companies with a valuation of US$1 billion dollars. How does a start-up turn into a unicorn? Money Mind’s Jonathan Peeris speaks to Vinnie Lauria, founding partner at Golden Gate Ventures, Kiren Kumar, deputy chief executive for development at the Infocomm Media Development Authority and Marcus Tan, co-founder of Carousell.

Money Mind - S1E10: 5 things you need to know about avoiding cryptocurrency scams | EP 10

Crimes related to cryptocurrency investments are on the rise in Singapore. Between 2018 and 2020, investors in Singapore lost around S$29 million to fraud and cheating in cryptocurrency investments. The number of police reports related to such investments has also more than tripled. How do you avoid being caught in a cryptocurrency scam? Money Mind’s Jonathan Peeris speaks to Hong Qi Yu from

27/09/2021 12 mins

Money Mind - S1E9: 5 things you need to know about Esports | EP 9

Esports, or competitive gaming, is on track to be a billion-dollar industry. And Asia is where the action is, with forecasts of double-digit growth in the ASEAN region. What are the rewards – and risks – of investing in this sector? And why should you pay attention, even if you’re not a gamer yourself? Money Mind’s Chubby Jayaram Singh speaks to Lau Kin Wai, co-founder of Esports Players League

02/08/2021 15 mins

Money Mind - S1E8: 5 things you need to know about decentralised finance | EP 8

It is said to be a new way of handling money that’s cheaper, faster and provide higher yields. But what exactly is decentralised finance or DeFi for short? What do investors need to know about the benefits and risks? Money Mind’s Chubby Jayaram Singh speaks with Shane Ai, head of R&D at ByBit, a cryptocurrency exchange and Zann Kwan, co-founder of Bitcoin Exchange and decentralised protocol, Deodi

21/06/2021 17 mins

Money Mind - S1E7: 5 things you need to know about the future of the CBD | EP 7

If work is done at home and is largely online, what happens to the Central Business District? What will office buildings look like after the pandemic? Money Mind’s Jonathan Peeris speaks with Professor Sing Tien Foo, Director of the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies at the National University of Singapore and Vijay Natarajan, assistant vice-president for real estate at RHB Securities.

31/05/2021 19 mins

Money Mind - S1E6: 5 things you need to know about investing in SPACs | EP 6

They have been breaking records on Wall Street in 2021 and could be making their way to major Asian bourses later this year. So why are billions of dollars going into SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, and what do you need to know if you’re thinking of putting your money into them? Money Mind’s Chubby Jayaram Singh speaks to Martin Hennecke, Asia Investment Director, St. James's Place

04/05/2021 16 mins