The China Startup Pulse

Mindful Entrepreneurism and the Unicorn Start-up Fantasy; with Geoffrey Handley, Founding General Partner at China Scot Fund

Episode Summary

If you don't plan, then plan to fail. This week, Geoffrey Handley challenges the assumption that start-up failure is good and emphasises how founders shouldn't settle for mediocre wins.

Episode Notes

If you don't plan, then plan to fail. This week, Geoffrey Handley challenges the assumption that start-up failure is good and emphasises how founders shouldn't settle for mediocre wins.

Having co-founded 5 companies with his brothers, and invested in 30 (including acquisitions from Twitter, Salesforce and AOL!), Geoffrey is able to switch between the perspective of an investor, entrepreneur and mentor. He offers advice on selecting mentors strategically, as part of a grand master plan, and underlines the importance of ignoring the doubters and beating the odds with a bold, scary vision.

A very happy one year anniversary to the China Startup Pulse! A special thank you to our Producer Vivian Law and previous Producers Darren O'Connell and Qi Liu, Production Editor David Xu, our sponsors Chinaccelerator, People-Squared, syndication partner Technode and finally our listeners –Thank You!