As we enter May, we'd like to recommend a read of "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin.
Openspace is glad to be an active participant in the Singapore Venture & Private Capital Association (“SVCA”), spearheaded by Founding Partner, Shane Chesson, who has been on the Board since 2020 and is now helping to shape the agenda after his recent election as Vice-Chairman. We extend our congrats to Shane, Sunil Mishra as Chairman and the other board members elected
In this week's Meet The Team, Dennis from our investment team shares more about himself as well as his experience at Openspace, from his passion for mathematics to his prior work experience.
Today we're featuring Janji Jiwa, a coffee chain from Indonesia that has made a name for itself not just for its delicious food and beverages, but also for its exceptional hospitality
The Unthinkable podcast is a show that explores the unexpected events and circumstances that can turn our lives upside down
In this week's edition of Meet The Team, we get to know Amy a little better! Amy Zhao leads Ocular Crypto and Investor Relations here at Openspace, and she has extensive experience investing in crypto, as well as the impressive ability of being trilingual.
We're recommending Hidden Brain as a podcast to listen to this week
At Openspace, we like to shine a spotlight on various members of our team to highlight their strengths, as well as showcase various aspects of what we do on a day-to-day basis. This week, we ask Nicole, who handles investor relations, for several pieces of advice when it comes to the subject.
Amy Zhao, our Executive Director and Ocular Fund Lead, stood out with her participation as a speaker at the prestigious ORIGIN Conference along with the other esteemed panelists
In our newest episode of The Craft, Hian speaks to Andy Walsh on the topics of improving human performance, handling pressure and collecting data on human performance.
In this week's Meet The Team, our Office Administrator, Skylla, shares more about herself, from her passion for live-streaming to her goal of making a positive change on others' lives. She handles most of the day-to-day operations at Openspace and makes sure that there's always enough snacks in the pantry.
"Steal Like an Artist" is a compelling and thought-provoking book by Austin Kleon that presents a fresh perspective on creativity and encourages readers to embrace their own artistic potential. The book argues that creativity is not about generating entirely original ideas but rather about embracing influence, remixing existing ideas, and transforming them into something new.
At Openspace, we are driven by Active Intelligence, where real-time data drives the investing decisions we make. We prioritise the use of data in helping both the Openspace office as well as for our portfolio companies. As such, we'd like to shine a spotlight on the use of data here at Openspace, with help from our Director for Data Science, Dr Yiliang Zhao.
In this week's edition of Meet The Team, we learn a little more about Juancho, our Senior Associate who sources for investment opportunities and oversees our portfolio companies in the Philippines. Read on to learn more about his love for food and his experience with the Openspace family.
Design Matters is a podcast that stands out as a captivating and insightful exploration of the world of design.
Today, we're sharing more about our portfolio company, Kumu. Kumu is a social entertainment app based in the Philippines, being the largest live-streaming company in the country. We're asking them more about how they support and empower their users, as we think they have valuable learning points that other startups and creators and learn from.
We’re starting a new series called Capabilities Focus, which is highlighting members of our Portfolio Success team and the integral role they play at Openspace and for our portfolio companies.
This week, we’re revisiting a previous episode of The Craft, where Hian, our General Partner, discusses behavioral psychology with Rory Sutherland - author of Alchemy and Vice Chairman of the Oglivy group. Here are 5 key takeaways we gained from their conversation:
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In this episode of The Craft, Jessica talks to Nir Eyal about habits. He's behavioural design consultant, investor, entrepreneur and author of the seminal book ‘Hooked’.
In this episode, Shane Chesson talks to Chris Lemons, a saturation diver and subject of the Netflix documentary, Last Breath.
At Openspace, we see diversity as both a social and business imperative. It’s because we believe that by valuing diversity, we will encourage more diverse idea exchange–a fundamental element of our firm’s Active Intelligence philosophy.
Openspace has always had a pure-play regional focus in Southeast Asia and are excited by what we are beginning to see in the start-up ecosystems in Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. To dig deeper, we recently sat down to have a conversation with the team overseeing Openspace’s activity on-the-ground in Vietnam to understand what’s going on.
Pluang, the all-in-one fractional investing app that has become one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing fintech startups, has raised $55 million in a funding round led by Accel, with participation from Openspace.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve led the oversubscribed $12M Series A for SCB Abacus, an alternative digital lending platform in Thailand.
Traditional employers of blue-collar workers such as retailers, hospitality, and manufacturers (especially in textile, garment, shoes) have seen their recruiting costs gone up while employee retention rates have trended down in the past few years, putting pressure on both P&L and organizational stability for growth.