Judge me by my Cover, Ep 6: East Leapfrogs the West

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According to CB Insights, there are 41 fintech unicorns valued in aggregate at US $154.1 billion. This includes 25 US-based startups, 8 based in Asian, and the remaining 8 split between Europe, Australia, and South America.

Chinese big tech giants including Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com, and Baidu are regarded to be highly innovative and successful companies. So what drives innovation success in China?



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Richard Turrin, Author of Innovation Lab Excellence @richardturrin

Richard is the author of No. 1 international best seller “Innovation Lab Excellence,” and lives in Shanghai, China. He is a Fintech expert with over 20 years of experience in leveraging new technology to drive revenue growth for market-leading companies.


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