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After graduating from Harvard Business School alongside future tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Magnus Grimeland traveled the world as a consultant for McKinsey. After exploring Southeast Asia, he decided to lay down roots and leverage the region's enormous business potential. From 2013-2017, Grimeland built ZALORA into Southeast Asia's largest fashion ecommerce business. Now, he's supporting fellow founders through his latest business, Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. In the last 2 years, Antler made 190 portfolio company investments and has opened offices in 14 cities across 6 continents.
Listen to Nathan and Magnus discuss:
- The atmosphere at Harvard during the Facebook era
- His journey to Southeast Asia and seeing its potential
- Creating the first cash and delivery system in the region
- Building ZALORA from scratch
- Why ZALORA was a breeding ground for entrepreneurs
- His 3 things to look for in good talent
- What separates Antler from most VCs
- Why time is the most valuable resource for startups
- And much more early-stage founder advice…
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