Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Operator Stories] Tiago Costa Alves (Golden Gate Ventures) on building tech teams, mapping Asia and the value of an Entrepreneur in Residence

August 30, 2022 Season 3 Episode 4
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Operator Stories] Tiago Costa Alves (Golden Gate Ventures) on building tech teams, mapping Asia and the value of an Entrepreneur in Residence
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On this episode Pat sits down with Tiago Costa Alves, Golden Gate's first EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) to talk about doing business and scaling in SEA, his own journey into startups and the region, what the EIR role is about and why it made sense for Golden Gate to embrace it.

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Cultural differences in and across SEA 
  • What to be aware of when scaling tech teams in the region 
  • The startup opportunity in SEA
  • Why an EIR adds value to any fund and what are the core activities


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Tiago's way into startups
Key cultural differentiators in Asia
Mapping the region
Building tech teams in SEA
Leadership challenges
Top level advice for entrepreneurs expanding into SEA
How did he end up as EIR at Golden Gate?
Advice for founders in the current environment
Opportunities for SEA and business models
Fast Speed Round