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, a founding 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.
Nov. 4, 2016
David Li, a true godfather to the Chinese startup ecosystem and maker movement shares his insights in the Shenzhen startup scene, how to deal with copycats, intellectual property issues and what to do if you come to Shenzhen for the first time.
Oct. 27, 2016
You've found your niche and your product for your startup. How do you now go about creating an entirely new marketplace. How do you create demand for your product? We spoke with Rukmini Vaish from pet travel startup CollarFolk about just that.
Oct. 19, 2016
What does it take to build a global business and how to secure a piece of business halfway across the world. A tough challenge, but something Ken Low, a former Paypal employee and currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Arcadier has a lot of experience with. He shared his thoughts with Pritish Sanyal and Wai Hoi Tsang of Growth Kung Fu
Oct. 2, 2016
Let us tell you about our new GrowthKungFu project! We're incredibly excited to share some of the best Asian startup stories out there and distill the hacks, tips and tricks you need to make your own startup in Asia a success. We'll be connecting with startups from Hong Kong, Singapore, India and elsewhere in Asia for their best stories and insights.
Oct. 2, 2016
Bay McLaughlin, co-founder of Brinc.io, one of the premier hardware accelerators in Hong Kong, and a former employee of Apple spoke to GrowthKungFu about how hard hardware really is, what makes a Brinc.io-worthy startup and Brinc's approach to investment decisions
Oct. 2, 2016
My Taxi India, the winner of the pitch competition at RISE 2016 spoke with GrowthKungFu about finding product market fit in the taxi industry, one of the most competitive markets in the world. The team also speaks about how they conducted market research, building an 'unfair advantage' and selling their story to onboard taxi drivers.
Oct. 2, 2016
Mei Yi Yeap, the General Manager, Asia for Peatix about breaking into the world of startups, the challenges of building a team and how to deal with a longtail business model.
Oct. 2, 2016
Tak Lo, a Partner at Zeroth.ai, formerly a director at Techstars London, spoke about a range of topics, including where he sees the Asian start-up ecosystem going next, the challenges of going away from the 'traditionally Asian career path' and leadership.