Low Level Barbarians, co-hosted by Alex Le, Dave Chang, Jianggan Li and Andrew Gananantham, is a show that covers discussion and debate around trending topics from Asia on Asia. Topics can range widely from technology, startups, VC, investing, society, economics, and more. You can view summaries of Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8, Episode 9, Episode 10, Special EpisodeEpisode 11, Episode 12Special Episode, Master Debater’s Corner, Episode 13, Episode 14, and Episode 15.

In Episode 16, while Dave and Andrew are off hiking in a mountain in Bulgaria together, Jianggan and Alex discuss and debate about:

  1. The Great Singaporean Migration: Will this big talent shift to Singapore be permanent this time?
  2. The changes in Southeast Asia’s tech landscape, especially in fintech.
  3. Jianggan shares some context to the Shopee layoffs and an interesting dynamic of excess funding liquidity relative to the founder talent that can get funded.
  4. Lastly, Jianggan finally introduces his magnum opus of a book, Seeing The Unseen: Behind Chinese Tech Giants’ Global Venturing.

Tune into the podcast now:



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