Finding unstoppable founders and enduring platform companies: On Call with Insignia Ventures' Yinglan Tan


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"The most enduring companies are able to essentially create a reservoir for their users..."

About the episode

For our tenth episode this season, we go back to the first we recorded for our podcast with our founding managing partner Yinglan Tan. His pursuit of the unstoppable founder has led him to where he is today: at the helm of an early-stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia, with a portfolio including technology market leaders in the region like Carro, Payfazz, Janio, and LOGIVAN. Having supported many successful companies throughout his career, he shares the six characteristics of successful early-stage tech companies and explains the mechanics of building a sustainable technology platform business. This interview was recorded January this year.


00:36 Six characteristics of successful early-stage tech companies;

6:04 Basics of building a platform business;

8:40 Developing a self-sustaining platform;


Podcast Intro by Tim Beek (2019)

Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019)

The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund

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