GrowthKungFu, the brainchild of founders Pritish Sanyal and Wai Hoi Tsang is a platform to share growth stories and insights from start-ups in Asia. Our podcasts touches on topics ranging from marketing channels and user acquisition to engagement and product launches.
Co-founders Pritish Sanyal and Wai Hoi Tsang, a pair of roommates at one time, came together with very different perspectives and very different skillsets. Pritish left behind a successful career as a business developer to join Gormei, an F&B startup in Hong Kong. He brings business acumen and knowledge of the startup community to the project. Wai Hoi, a manager at PR agency Ketchum and a newcomer to the startup scene, brings the content skills of his day job to the mix.
Feb. 23, 2017
Shashank Randev, director at India’s Z Nation Lab, reveals why the biggest opportunities for Indian startups are in the US, how an Indian problem has become a global problem, how to figure out if your startup has global potential and their acceptance criteria for new startups. It’s a fascinating chat!
Feb. 6, 2017
Jeff Paine, managing partner at Golden Gate Ventures, a leading Venture Capital firm in Singapore, shares the story of how he started in the VC world, what he would recommend to people looking to break into Venture Capital, how he learned to read people, the different types of startups in South-east Asia and how to achieve product-market fit in multiple markets.
Jan. 28, 2017
Kyle Ellicott, the Chief Labs Officer and founder of San-Francisco-based Readwrite Labs shares his thoughts on why Hong Kong and Shenzhen are the places to be for Internet of Things, the huge potential of smart cities, tips for Hong Kong-based IoT startups and how he would pitch himself.
Jan. 6, 2017
500 Startups partner, Pankaj Jain, spoke with Growth Kung Fu about the criteria for a 500 Startups founder, what he’s looking for in the next batch of 500 Startups startups as well as the ‘WhatsApp-ification” of India.
Dec. 22, 2016
How to get Guy Kawasaki to invest and become a mentor, work with distributed teams across Asia and the US and many other topics are the subject of this week's podcast with Hung Tran, the Vietamese founder of ed-tech startup GotIt!
Dec. 17, 2016
Founder stress, co-opetition and growing a new market are the topic of today's podcast interview with Honey and Abishek Kathuria, a husband and wife co-founder building a platform for co-working spaces.
Dec. 7, 2016
Elliot Leung from Gaifong in Hong Kong shares his insights in how he consistently gets a ton of media exposure as a small startup. Incubated in Hong Kong-based Cyberport, he shares the advantages and disadvantages of being incubated there. These and other insights in the new GrowthKungFu podcast!
Dec. 1, 2016
Vikram Upadhyaya, the Chief Mentor and Accelerator Evangelist at the permier GHV accelerator in India shares his investment strategy and the key criteria on which he judges the eligibility of applying startups.
Nov. 24, 2016
Arthur Hayes from BitMEX, one of the top bitcoin exchanges in the world walks us through his growth strategy and how he competes against cash-rich VC-funded competitors, how he uses real-time feedback from his customers to constantly improve his product and how he makes sure he understands his Chinese customers.
Nov. 11, 2016
500 Startups Principal Shalini Prakash from Bangalore shares how she uses entrepreneurship to look for passion in everything she does.