Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital

Evolving for the Next Billion (new Season 2) is an English-language podcast about tech and entrepreneurship in the fastest-growing markets in the world, hosted by GGV Capital. In Season 1, called 996, we focused on the movers and shakers of China's tech industry, as well as tech leaders with US-China cross-border perspectives. In the new Season 2, Evolving for the Next Billion, we interview localRead More


George and Gaery of Tiket.com: Why We Remain Optimistic for the Travel Industry

Jul 8, 2020
77 min
This episode is co-hosted by GGV Colleague Dimitra Taslim. It was recorded a while back, so we also caught up with George and Gaery for an covid update in the second part of the podcast. In this episode, we have George Hendrata and Gaery Undarsa...
Jul 8, 2020 • 77 MIN

Garry Tan of Initialized: Saying No to Peter Thiel, Engineer turned Investors, and Betting Against Big Tech

Jun 24, 2020
60 min
Today on the show we have Garry Tan, the managing partner of Initialized Capital, a venture firm based in San Francisco he started with the Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Garry is a designer/engineer turned early-stage investor. He was a partner...
Jun 24, 2020 • 60 MIN

Achmad Zaky of Bukalapak: Why Now is the Best Time to do Startups

Jun 10, 2020
54 min
On this episode, we have Achmad Zaky, the founder and former CEO of Bukalapak, one of Indonesia's largest eCommerce site and the newest unicorn in Indonesia. The name Bukalapak means "open a market stall" in Indonesian. It reflects the company's...
Jun 10, 2020 • 54 MIN

Jenny Lee of GGV: Why We Invested in Agora, post-Covid Tech Trends, and Advice for Technical Founders

May 29, 2020
27 min
As a bonus episode, we also caught up with Jenny, who led GGV's investment in Agora. We covered how she first met Tony, the future GGV was betting on and advice for technical founders. For the full transcript of the show, go to nextbn.ggvc.com...
May 29, 2020 • 27 MIN

Tony Zhao of Agora: Building a PaaS Company that Connects Everyone in Real Time

May 28, 2020
49 min
For this episode, we have Tony Zhao, founder, and CEO of Agora.io. Agora is the only real-time engagement platform designed to cross borders and reach users on low-bandwidth networks and lower-powered devices. It currently serves over 25 billion...
May 28, 2020 • 49 MIN

Cecilia Sun of Miss Fresh: The Economics of Online Grocery in China

May 20, 2020
65 min
This episode is the recording of a private webinar we recently organized for GGV portfolio companies working to improve the supply chain of food in different markets. Online grocery is one of the most throat-cutting sectors in China. A study shows...
May 20, 2020 • 65 MIN

GGV Live Special: Mobilizing Distributed Teams in Crisis - featuring HashiCorp and HelloBike

May 1, 2020
59 min
This episode is the last of our 3-part-webinar series on how founders and leaders are dealing with the current global crisis. It was hosted by GGV's Head of Talent Jennifer Holmstrom and featured Dylan Tey, Senior VP of HelloBike, one of China's...
May 1, 2020 • 59 MIN

GGV Live Special: How Alibaba Survived SARS and Thrived afterwards - featuring its then-President and COO Savio Kwan

Apr 15, 2020
76 min
When the SARS pandemic struck in 2003, Savio was working as president and COO of an internet startup named Alibaba. Not only did the startup survive SARS, it launched a new business called Taobao and emerged as one of the most valuable companies in...
Apr 15, 2020 • 76 MIN

GGV Live Special: Coronavirus-Proof Your Cash Flow w/ Jixun Foo @GGV and Brian Gu @XPENG

Apr 2, 2020
62 min
With the escalated spread of the coronavirus, GGV Capital is running a 3-session-webinar series with founders around the world to help them navigate the radical uncertainty ahead. Today's episode is the recording of the first webinar on managing...
Apr 2, 2020 • 62 MIN

GGV Fellows: Doing Startups in China as Young Global Talent

Mar 25, 2020
48 min
For all of our listeners whose life has been disrupted by the coronavirus, we want to let you know that we stand in solidarity with you. We will get through this together. If you are a startup founder, we put together some operational tactics so...
Mar 25, 2020 • 48 MIN

Amit and RK of Yulu: Transforming Urban India with Micro-mobility

Mar 11, 2020
66 min
Today on the show, we have Amit Gupta and RK Misra, co-founders of Yulu. Yulu is India's ride-sharing startup launched in December 2017. It provides a network of over 10,000 shared vehicles, including bicycles and lightweight electric scooters, in...
Mar 11, 2020 • 66 MIN

Eric Yuan of Zoom How WebEx's Unhappy Customers Inspired Zoom (rerun)

Feb 26, 2020
39 min
Today's episode originally aired in July 2018. The guest is Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, known for its easy-to-use and reliable video conferencing product. Zoom became a listed company in April 2019 and soon became one of the largest...
Feb 26, 2020 • 39 MIN

Vamsi Krishna of Vedantu: Scaling Personalized Live Tutoring in India

Feb 13, 2020
54 min
This episode is co-hosted by GGV's investment colleague Madhu Yalarmathi. In this episode, we have Vamsi Krishna, CEO & Co-Founder of Vedantu. Vedantu is India's leading online tutoring company that enables students to learn LIVE with some of...
Feb 13, 2020 • 54 MIN

Rajesh Yabaji of BlackBuck: Building a Startup is a Marathon of Sprints

Jan 29, 2020
49 min
This episode is co-hosted by GGV's investment team colleague Madhu Yalamarthi. On this episode we have Rajesh Yabaji, co-founder and CEO at BlackBuck. BlackBuck is India's largest trucking logistics company, often referred to as "Uber for Trucks"....
Jan 29, 2020 • 49 MIN

Chen Ying of Shihuituan: Why Community Group Buy Works in China

Jan 8, 2020
55 min
Today on the show we have Chen Ying. Ying is the founder and CEO of Shihuituan, the leading community commerce company in China. The literal meaning of Shihuituan means plenty of things. It's also a pun for value for money. With its network of...
Jan 8, 2020 • 55 MIN

Jixun Foo of GGV: Why We Invested in Telio

Dec 19, 2019
18 min
For this bonus episode, we have Jixun Foo, managing partner of GGV Capital. Jixun recently led GGV's investment in Telio's Series A. Jixun shared with us why he chose to invest in the B2B eCommerce model vs B2C, his advice for founders who are...
Dec 19, 2019 • 18 MIN

SyPhong and My Linh of Telio: Becoming a Unicorn of Impact by Serving Mom and Pop Shops in Vietnam

Dec 19, 2019
34 min
This episode is co-hosted by my colleague Dimitra Taslim. Dimi looks at investments in Southeast Asia and India for GGV Capital. Today on the show, we have SyPhong Bui and My Linh from Telio. Founded in 2018, Telio is already Vietnam's largest...
Dec 19, 2019 • 34 MIN

Ankiti from Zilingo: Building an Operating System for Fashion Merchants in Asia and beyond

Dec 4, 2019
41 min
On the show today, we have Ankiti Bose, the founder and CEO of Zilingo, one of the largest fashion & lifestyle marketplaces in Southeast Asia. According to Bloomberg, the latest financing valued Zilingo is at $970 million. Ankiti is among the...
Dec 4, 2019 • 41 MIN

Jenny, Jixun and Hans on Southeast Asia: Big Opportunities, Aggressive Giants, Advice for founders, and more

Nov 20, 2019
35 min
This episode is co-hosted by GGV colleague Dimitra Taslim. Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. In today's episode for Southeast Asia, we have GGV's managing partners Jenny Lee and Jixun Foo. They shared one thing...
Nov 20, 2019 • 35 MIN

William and Patrick of Tokopedia: from Selling T-Shirts to Driving 1.5% of Indonesia's GDP

Nov 6, 2019
63 min
This episode is co-hosted by my colleague Dimitra Taslim. Dimi, with the voice of a sports commentator, actually looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. In this episode, we have William Tanuwijaya and Patrick Cao from...
Nov 6, 2019 • 63 MIN

Ming Maa of Grab: How We Grow a Super App in a Highly Diverse and Competitive Region

Oct 23, 2019
69 min
This show is previously known as 996 with a specific focus on tech in China. You can access all the previous 996 episodes in this same feed. Today on the show we have, Ming Maa, President of Grab, Southeast Asia's leading super app, providing the...
Oct 23, 2019 • 69 MIN

Live in Bangalore: Fireside Chat with VG from Udaan, Manu from Xiaomi and Hans from GGV

Oct 9, 2019
57 min
This show is previously known as 996 with a specific focus on tech in China. You can access all the previous 996 episodes in this same feed. This episode is a recording of the fireside chat we hosted in Bangalore on September 19th. In the chat...
Oct 9, 2019 • 57 MIN

Manu of Xiaomi: The Making of India's Favorite Smartphone Brand

Oct 9, 2019
50 min
This show is previously known as 996 with a specific focus on tech in China. You can access all the previous 996 episodes in this same feed. On this episode, we have Manu Kumar Jain, the global vice president at Xiaomi and the managing director of...
Oct 9, 2019 • 50 MIN

Kunal and Rohit of Snapdeal: From Surviving to Thriving in India's eCommerce Battleground

Sep 18, 2019
58 min
Today on the show, we have Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, co-founders of Snapdeal. Snapdeal is India's leading online marketplace. The company started out as a flash deal website in 2010, soon evolved into a leader of India's e-Commerce sectors. In...
Sep 18, 2019 • 58 MIN

Vaibhav Gupta of Udaan: on Building India's fastest Unicorn in B2B

Sep 18, 2019
51 min
For the first episode of the Evolving for the Next Billion podcast, we have Vaibhav Gupta, co-founder of Udaan, India's top B2B eCommerce. The company connects manufacturers, wholesalers with retailers online, often referred to as India's fastest...
Sep 18, 2019 • 51 MIN

AMA: Hans and Zara on the Origin of this Podcast and Other Questions from Listeners

Sep 3, 2019
59 min
GGV Fellows is accepting applicants for its 2020 cohort. The program, which is a week-long intensive learning experience in Beijing, provides a fast track for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to become part of China’s startup ecosystem. On top of...
Sep 3, 2019 • 59 MIN

Josh Luber of StockX: on Buying Sneakers the Same Way We Buy Stocks

Aug 6, 2019
49 min
Today on the show we have Josh Luber, the co-founder of StockX. StockX is the world’s first online stock market for high-demand consumer goods, namely sneakers, handbags, streetwear, and watches. On the platform, buyers place bids, sellers place...
Aug 6, 2019 • 49 MIN