To make a great VPE hire, look beyond just technical skills and reflect on the quality of their character along with reference checks
Across Asia, millions of people find themselves unable to access proper care for traditionally stigmatized health conditions due to cultural norms, inconvenience and cost.
Co-Founder & CEO of Upmesh, Wong Zi Yang shared what he learned going to the university of life, his thoughts on personal risk-reward and his tips on fundraising in this episode of MHV Podcast.
Co-Founder & CEO of UI-licious, Shi Ling Tai, shared her experiences transitioning from an engineer to a founder and CEO and her reflections on representation from the gender lens.
This International Women's Day, MHV's Susli Lie takes us through her very own journey as a founder and Partner, and holds out hope for women in the tech ecosystem.
My startup journey has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. First, as a founder and, later, as an executive at another VC-backed startup, I had seen a lot of what works and also a lot of what could go wrong.
Kuo-Yi shared his experiences being at the frontier of tech innovation, the dot com crash, and transitioning from operator to VC, as well as his thoughts on the first-principles thinking.
Startup founders go through an experience many others will never have the opportunity to embrace — building a company from scratch. A founder’s leadership style and the type of organization they create, to a large extent, charts the course for a startup’s success (or failure).
Monk’s Hill Ventures (‘MHV’), a venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech startups in Southeast Asia, today announced the appointment of Susli Lie to Partner, expanding the senior leadership team.
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.
Host Jeremy Au chats with Susli Lie, MHV Venture Partner on the first episode of the MHV Podcast.
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.
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.
My philosophy when it comes to building up engineering teams in Southeast Asia can be summed up in two words: intentionality and pragmatism.
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.
Monk’s Hill Ventures (MHV) and Glints today launched the “The Southeast Asia Tech Talent Compensation” report.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.