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October 5, 2021
How Did Ninja Van Build a Culture of Creativity and Innovation

As a Ninja Van co-founder, I would like to share why creativity is essential to boost innovation at work—and how to keep it alive.

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September 28, 2021
MHV Podcast - Michele Daoud: Building Racing Cars, Scaling Udemy & Choosing VCs

MHV Partner Michele Daoud chats with host Jeremy Au in the latest episode of MHV Podcast

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August 31, 2021
MHV Podcast - Susli Lie: Indonesia Childhood, YC Founder & VC Representation

Host Jeremy Au chats with Susli Lie, MHV Venture Partner on the first episode of the MHV Podcast.

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August 10, 2021
Navigating the Singapore Tech Scene: A Who’s Who of Tech Companies Are Hiring

My current role as Head of Talent at MHV means further immersion in the increasingly vibrant local tech startup scene. If you want to understand the current Singapore tech landscape —including the stages and specific companies hiring and growing here— read on.

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July 19, 2021
People, Potential, Passion: What's Driving Continued Innovation and Growth in Southeast Asia Today

Since 2014, Monk's Hill Ventures (MHV) has invested in Southeast Asia's most promising technology companies. Here, MHV co-founder Kuo-Yi Lim reflects on the journey so far and why investment in the region's budding tech startups makes more sense than ever.

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May 21, 2021
As Glints CTO, this is what I want you to know about building an engineering team in Southeast Asia

My philosophy when it comes to building up engineering teams in Southeast Asia can be summed up in two words: intentionality and pragmatism.

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March 30, 2021
The Southeast Asia Tech Talent Compensation Report

Any startup founder will tell you one of the toughest challenges they face in building companies is hiring and retaining the right talent. It is particularly challenging when there’s limited data.

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March 30, 2021
Monk’s Hill Ventures and Glints’ Report Identifies 8 Trends in Building Teams and Attracting Startup Tech Talent in Southeast Asia

Monk’s Hill Ventures (MHV) and Glints today launched the “The Southeast Asia Tech Talent Compensation” report.

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March 23, 2021
Startup Spotlight: Bot MD, An Interview with EMPEA

EMPEA spoke with Co-Founder & CEO Dorothea Koh about how her experience working for large healthcare companies informed the need to build better information tools for doctors, the strategy behind a doctor-first model, expansion plans in Asia, and the digitization of the medical industry during the pandemic.

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March 3, 2021
What I Learned from My Fellowship at a Southeast Asia VC

During my stint, I learned a lot about the venture capital industry and the Southeast Asia tech startup ecosystem. Apart from conducting research and attending various virtual networking events, I also met (virtually) with many interesting founders.

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February 1, 2021
MHV Fellows 2021

The MHV Fellows Program aims to provide accomplished individuals with the experience of working with a top venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech companies, in Southeast Asia.

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January 24, 2014
Is It Possible to be Both a Founder & a Daddy?

“You can’t have kids and run a startup.” That made me do some deep introspection. Was I doing a disservice to my startup since I was now a father?

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May 4, 2014
The Democratization of Entrepreneurship

A new generation of tech entrepreneurs from around the world have opportunities not available to previous generations. The democratization of entrepreneurship is a new phenomenon that will change the global tech landscape.

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November 23, 2014
Sometimes Doing The Right Thing Should Suck

Recently I caught up with an old friend and colleague. My friend is one of the most competent, smartest, and hard-working executives I know. He is also one of the most principled.

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April 5, 2016
Founders vs. Professionals: Who Makes the Better CEO

At MHV, we invest in the early period of a company’s life cycle. By this stage, the start-up has only been in operations for 1-2 years, and usually the entire team has less than 20 people.

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October 4, 2016
Let's Talk Compensation

In 2016, we ran a survey on compensation in tech startups in Singapore. This topic is very much top-of-mind for many founders. Compensation data - base pay, bonus, stock options etc - are hard to come by.

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May 22, 2017
A Chance Meeting Leads to Opportunities: On Making Your Own Luck

I often say that success is half luck and half what you make of it. But the thing is, you can make your own luck.

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November 9, 2018
Why Entrepreneurs Should Think About the Social Impact of Their Social Media

Society is now developing a better understanding of how our social media accounts impact our lives in the physical world, and startups have a new chance to disrupt the market and move beyond some of the mistakes that major social media platforms are dealing with today.

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June 30, 2018
Find a Robust Mentor, Then Adopt Their Strengths

As innovators, we often aim high when seeking out a mentor, hoping that proximity to a Steve Jobs or Elon Musk-type character will help us to reach our own ambitious goals.

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March 1, 2018
So You Want to Join A Startup (in Southeast Asia)

VCs evaluate a lot of startups. This gives us a good look into how they operate, what they care about, and the type of people they want to hire. VCs also meet a lot of people, including those who are looking for their next job.

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January 14, 2019
Watch, Absorb, Trust: Your Job as a Mentee

Being a mentor is challenging. No question about it. It requires time, energy, and dedication. Not everybody is cut out for the gig. But here’s what no one tells you (or at least no one told me): being a mentee is also challenging.

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