All Chinese companies that became Unicorns between 2014 and 2020 (Part I)

15 min read Hi, I am Jonathan Hayashi. After graduating from University of Rochester with double degrees in Optical Engineering and Financial Economics, I worked in one of the top 3 investment banks in Japan, SMBC Nikko. Later on, I joined one of the largest VC firms in Japan, SBI, and took charge of growth stage … Read more All Chinese companies that became Unicorns between 2014 and 2020 (Part I)

Book recommendation: The Innovation Stack (By Square’s Co-Founder)

7 min read Hi, I am Jonathan Hayashi. After graduating from University of Rochester with double degrees in Optical Engineering and Financial Economics, I worked in one of the top 3 investment banks in Japan, SMBC Nikko. Later on, I joined one of the largest VC firms in Japan, SBI, and took charge of growth stage … Read more Book recommendation: The Innovation Stack (By Square’s Co-Founder)

DeFi: From the basics to the latest, as of 2020/6

5 min read Hi, I am Jonathan Hayashi. After graduating from University of Rochester with double degrees in Optical Engineering and Financial Economics, I worked in one of the top 3 investment banks in Japan, SMBC Nikko. Later on, I joined one of the largest VC firms in Japan, SBI, and took charge of growth stage … Read more DeFi: From the basics to the latest, as of 2020/6

Some Practical Advice on How to Raise Fund from Foreign VC

10 min read Hi, I am Jonathan Hayashi. After graduating from University of Rochester with double degrees in Optical Engineering and Financial Economics, I worked in one of the top 3 investment banks in Japan, SMBC Nikko. Later on, I joined one of the largest VC firms in Japan, SBI, and took charge of growth stage … Read more Some Practical Advice on How to Raise Fund from Foreign VC

How to Raise Fund from Cornerstone

If you’re looking to receive an investment from Cornerstone Ventures, first you’d have to realize that not all businesses need VC investment. Entrepreneurship can be as simple as running a small business or being a freelancer, but only a small proportion of startups are suitable for venture capital funding. Before you think about raising capital … Read more How to Raise Fund from Cornerstone

Taiwan – An Introduction to: E-Commerce

Samuel is an Indonesian economics graduate from National Taiwan University, fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian. He previously worked for Taiwanese financial institutions, experienced in financial institution corporate strategy and corporate banking. A General Introduction to Taiwan’s Digital Economy Taiwan, to many young Southeast Asians, will seem like a place that is the birthplace of … Read more Taiwan – An Introduction to: E-Commerce

Taiwan – An Introduction to: Digital Life

Samuel is an Indonesian economics graduate from National Taiwan University, fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian. He previously worked for Taiwanese financial institutions, experienced in financial institution corporate strategy and corporate banking. As mentioned in last month’s article, Taiwan has a mature digital market dating back to the late 90s. According to tefficient and Taiwan … Read more Taiwan – An Introduction to: Digital Life

Taiwan: An Introduction – Contactless Payment

Samuel is an Indonesian economics graduate from National Taiwan University, fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian. He previously worked for Taiwanese financial institutions, experienced in financial institution corporate strategy and corporate banking. One of the hottest battleground in the technology sector currently is the battle between various types of contactless payments. Much like Japan, big … Read more Taiwan: An Introduction – Contactless Payment

The Asian Tiger at the Forefront of Digital Economy

Samuel is an Indonesian economics graduate from National Taiwan University, fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian. He previously worked for Taiwanese financial institutions, experienced in financial institution corporate strategy and corporate banking. Taiwan: High-Tech Manufacturing Base with High-Level Talents The geopolitical tension between the US and China has brought forth renewed interest into other manufacturing … Read more The Asian Tiger at the Forefront of Digital Economy