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Turn On💡Tune In 📻 Keep Up 🚀- Rising Giants Newsletter - January 2023
On the docket for Q1 2023 - RG PRO launch, Startup Festival, Myanmar and TikTok!
If you don’t read it all, here are 4 key things to takeaway!
1. Rising Giants is launching RG PRO 🤯
In our time working in the startup investment space here, we believe the biggest hurdle stopping regional investors from committing more to Cambodia and the emerging startup scene in the Mekong region (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos etc.), is that they do not have middle ground options for service providers that can give them all the information they need to make their first few investment deals (VC, PE or impact), before they decide to invest in putting a team on the ground at a cost of circa $30k a year. We are willing to give an investor all the tools an analyst would provide at a 90% discount. Here is a 1-pager to give you a better sense of the offering:
Don’t hesitate to book a call with us through calendly to chat more about RG PRO:
Or email us anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
2. Rising Giants & Cambodia Investment Review will host a Startup & Innovation full day event on April 8 at FACTORY Phnom Penh! 🎤
More details to come but here are 3 awesome live discussions you can expect:
Key issues impacting venture capital in Cambodia & Southeast Asia💡
The most important trends impacting startups in Cambodia💭
Cambodia’s expanding creator economy🎬
3. You voted 🗳, we listened! Rising Giants commits to doing 10+ interviews with Myanmar founders in 2023! If you have any recommendations on some awesome Myanmar founders we should chat with, please share with us, we really appreciate it!
We are making our best effort to try and reach the new generation of content consumers by having short-form video available across all of the key platforms so that more people can hear the fascinating stories of the founders, investors and creatives we have the pleasure of doing podcasts with!
▶️ Rising Giants Recap
🎬 Cambodia’s #1 entrepreneurship & startup podcast 80+ guests, 15k+ listeners and 400k+ video views!
In January we released 4 audio podcasts with 4 unique guests, each with 3 video reels!
Rising Giants N.72 - Cheryl Ng, Head of Impact Venture Building, Platform Impact
Rising Giants N.73 - Allen Dodgson Tan, Author, Essential Cambodia: A Guide for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Investors and Managers
Rising Giants N.74 - Joshua Jones, CEO of Three Corner Coffee
Rising Giant N.75 - Bill Chea, Entrepreneur & Community Builder at Startup Grind, TEDx, Ignite, and OMOHUB
📰 5 Content Curiosities To Tune Into!
From Our Media Partner Cambodia Investment Review: A first of its kind local news outlet dedicated to Cambodian investment news in the English language.
From Our Media Partner KiriPost: A digital media company covering Cambodia's startups and businesses.
2023: A Gloomy Outlook Of Continued Recovery Amid Global Strife (featuring comments from Max Thornton)
From the Global Acceleration & VC Space…
Seedstars is aiming to continue their move into new emerging markets through their Seedstars Capital Platform. Maybe Cambodia perhaps…?
For background, Seedstars conducts in-depth private market research, monitor emerging markets venture capital (VC) funds and thousands of companies to offer a returns-first, real-time connection to those innovation ecosystems.
Through a combination of a diversified LP exposure to emerging VC fund managers active in the Pre-Seed to Series A stages across complementary geographies and sectors and direct co- and follow-on investments in their portfolio companies, we deliver risk-adjusted and attractive returns. Read the below article from The Realistic Optimist to learn more.
And finishing off with a fresh product rollout from KOOMPI - a technology development company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that aims to empower the youth and workforce through the development of affordable, full-power, off-grid, open-source notebook and netbook solutions
Weteka, formerly called KOOMPI Academy, is an eLearning platform that aims to enable decentralized and open-ended education for Cambodian students.
The website (sala.koompi.com or academy.koompi.com) can be accessed for free by everyone and caters to students as young as ones from the kindergarten level with the default language being Khmer.
👨🏼💻 Job Opportunities You Need to Check Out!
We are working closely with several startups and organizations to help source great talent to join their fast growing ventures. If you have any candidates who you think would be a great fit, we highly encourage them to apply for the role or share with us their CV to make an intro. Below are the companies and their open positions available:
They are currently hiring for:
Customer success specialist
If interested in a role or have someone who would be a great fit, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
They are currently hiring for:
If interested in a role or have someone who would be a great fit, send your CV to the below QR Code in the Linkedin post here!
Jennifer, CEO of Choice Accelerator is hiring for:
This is a great opportunity, especially for university students who are passionate about the startup space and wanting to get involved. To apply or reach out to learn more, you can email Jennifer at email@example.com
In addition, here is the Linkedin post that has more about the role.
Sala is currently hiring for:
See the link above to learn more about the role!
🗣 Help Spread The Word!
We’re all 👂’s!
Your feedback is always welcome, and if there’s a topic that you would like to see or a guest recommendation you would like to see on the podcast, just let us know! We can be contacted here: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
If you want to know more about the story of Rising Giants, check out the website also!
Over and Out,
Max & Dom