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[Investor Journey] Inanc Balci (Crestone VC) on scaling Lazada in SEA, launching an emerging markets Fintech VC and parallels between LatAm & Asia

April 04, 2023 Season 4 Episode 9
[Investor Journey] Inanc Balci (Crestone VC) on scaling Lazada in SEA, launching an emerging markets Fintech VC and parallels between LatAm & Asia
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[Investor Journey] Inanc Balci (Crestone VC) on scaling Lazada in SEA, launching an emerging markets Fintech VC and parallels between LatAm & Asia
Apr 04, 2023 Season 4 Episode 9

On this episode Pat sits down with Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Partner at emerging markets fintech fund Crestone Venture Capital where he invests across South East Asia and Latin America. We dive into his journey as an operator turned VC, scaling in SEA, similarities between LatAm and SEA in terms of fintech models and much more

You will learn about: 

  • How Inanc ended up in SEA as an operator and Co-founder of Lazada 
  • Why operators make good investors
  • What input metrics he finds critical in evaluating deals
  • Lessons learned on building a fund 
  • Similarities between SEA and LatAm in terms of fintech 

You can find Inanc on LinkedIn here

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On this episode Pat sits down with Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Partner at emerging markets fintech fund Crestone Venture Capital where he invests across South East Asia and Latin America. We dive into his journey as an operator turned VC, scaling in SEA, similarities between LatAm and SEA in terms of fintech models and much more

You will learn about: 

  • How Inanc ended up in SEA as an operator and Co-founder of Lazada 
  • Why operators make good investors
  • What input metrics he finds critical in evaluating deals
  • Lessons learned on building a fund 
  • Similarities between SEA and LatAm in terms of fintech 

You can find Inanc on LinkedIn here

Support the Show.

Inanc's way into the world of startups
Building the back-end at the same time - realities of entrepreneurship in emerging markets
Operators make good VCs?
On Crestone Ventures
Parallels between SEA and LatAm in terms of financial inclusion
Finding your co-founder in VC
Input metrics and their importance in analysing deals
What is next for the fund?
Fast Speed Round