Raise the Bar, from Next Chapter Raise, is a podcast for female founders with a very simple mission - getting female founders funded faster. The podcast features news related to female founders, first-hand accounts from founders, investors, lawyers and other key players in the ecosystem, advice from our experts-in-residence, and alternative pitches that showcase our platform members. We will talk about how to fix the broken funding system to help more women succeed and how women can battle through the current system to access capital and scale their businesses. The podcast is hosted by Amanda Williams, strategy lead at Next Chapter, and a former impact investor and manager of accelerator programmes across Asia.mWith our podcast, we want to inspire, empower and celebrate female founders.
Episode 18: Alison Eyring: Incubating an idea to grow a new category building company
19:44On this episode of Raise the Bar, we speak with Alison Eyring, the founder of Produgie, a Singapore based company that is building a new category in software to multiply the impact of every leader & team in all businesses.
Episode 17: Kate Choyce: Conviction is critical when telling your business story
22:30On this episode of Raise the Bar, we speak with Kate Choyce, the founder of HR Tech, a Hong Kong based company revolutionising the recruitment industry through technology. Kate explains how she is driven night and day to change the recruitment industry through their flagship product the HR Pod and how success, through validation by companies such as Microsoft, keeps her motivated.
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Episode 16: Rithika Gupta: Knocking chemicals off your shelf, one bottle at a time
13:10Rithika Gupta, the founder of Ollie, a Singapore based retail brand that helps you better harness the power of essential oils. Rithika shares learning about essential oils through her family’s wholesale business , FP Aromatics Singapore, and how she then launched Ollie as a direct to consumer product business and the differences that she has experienced between these two business models. She also shares the benefits of starting in Singapore and how she is focused on Ollie being innovative in an existing industry segment. As a member of Next Chapter’s Capital Club programme, an exclusive programme for women business leaders ready to fundraise, we are pleased to be sharing Rithika’s journey as a founder and her plans for Ollie.
Episode 15: Iva Bravic Millereau: Transforming the sleep industry
16:56Iva is the co-founder of RE.VITYL, a company producing a collection of holistic sleep-routine products that will naturally revitalize the way you live your best life. Iva has a 20 year global corporate career spanning North America, Europe and Asia in management and product development with Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Timex Group, Hudsons Bay Company. She shares how sleep and wellness become critical to her health and wellbeing and how this led to the creation of RE.VITYL, her plans for growing REVITYL , and gives tips for women starting their fundraising journey including how being bold on LinkedIn has been instrumental in reaching out to customers and potential investors. As a member of Next Chapter’s Capital Club, an exclusive programme for women business leaders ready to fundraise, we are pleased to be sharing Iva’s journey as a founder and her plans for RE.VITYL.
Episode 14: April Lam: Helping build businesses in SE Asia
15:07April Lam is the founder of Aello Consulting, a HK-based market entry company that focuses on Hong Kong and Southeast Asian markets. At Aello consulting, they strategize and execute as the extended team for your company. April is a Brand Maven with 18 years track record of increasing revenue and driving transformation in luxury retail and branding industries. She is experienced with market-entry strategy, omnichannel marketing, brand launch, forming partnerships and re-branding. After working in HK, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Poland, April is in touch with market trends and challenges in entering these markets. As a member of Next Chapter’s Capital Club programme, an exclusive programme for women business leaders ready to fundraise, we are pleased to be sharing April’s journey as a founder, her industry experiences and her growth plans for Aello Consulting.
Episode 13: Adrian Warr: Rethinking capitalism for gender diversity
32:51Adrian Warr, CEO Edelman South-East Asia, is a communications consultant whose work in New York, London and Hong Kong with some of the world’s best consultancies has given him experience in corporate, crisis, branding, marcomms, employee engagement, public affairs and digital marketing. He is a founding member of The Male Allies, and through this role as a gender equality champion, we have invited Adrian to share his views on gender diversity and how rewriting capitalism can change the world.
Episode 12: Chris Edwards: Earning the right to grow your business.
26:55Chris Edwards the founder of Honeycombers, a digital lifestyle magazine in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali, shares about how she started Honeycombers with 3 other co-founders, talks through Honeycombers growth, how she has used revenue and other key factors to supercharge the business, and how company values are important and drive the hiring process for Honeycombers.
Episode 11: Marianne Hughes: Humanizing the supply chain to reach 10m factory workers globally.
23:37This episode features Marianne Hughes, one of our recent Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Next Chapter Raise and an award-winning entrepreneur and thought leader on transparency. As the Founder and CEO of Kno Global, her goal is to humanize the supply chain and reach 10m factory workers globally. Our philosophy at Next Chapter Raise is that fundraising is a journey and not just a one-off event. Kno Global is nearly a poster child in terms of their fundraising story. They have received Angel investment, joined the Chinaaccelerator and now are fundraising with Venture Capital form and institutional investors. Marianne shares how she became an “accidental journalist” to moving to China and building Kno Global including her fundraising experiences. She highlights how important it is to become an equal partner with investors and stay focused and intentional in building a company.
Special Edition Podcast: Panel Discussion | Female Financial Power
55:17As part of the StartmeupHK 2021 Festival, featuring the Next Chapter Raise Female Funding Fair on 24 May, 2021 we have released this special edition podcast featuring the final event of the Funding Fair, sharing insights on all things Female Financial Power. Debbie Watkins (LUCY), Dipika Jaikishan (Basis), Adrian Warr (Edelman), moderated by Gwen Faure (The Women’s Foundation Board Member), referenced a survey conducted by The Women’s Foundation which stated that “42% of men think families will suffer if more women are at work” and that changing perceptions still remains important. As it stands, the gender pay gap in Hong Kong is 20%, which is less than it was ten years ago. Yet, 1 in 6 women in Hong Kong still live below the poverty line. Accessible finance for women seems more essential than ever, with more and more women in developing countries are considering how they can access the same finances that their fathers had. To view the whole event, watch here.
Special Edition Podcast: ScaleUp Showcase | Female Founders changing the future
1:02:58As part of the StartmeupHK 2021 Festival, featuring the Next Chapter Raise Female Funding Fair on 24 May, 2021 we have released this special edition podcast featuring the second inspiring event of the Funding Fair, which was joined by female founders Nicki Ramsey (CardUp), Emma Holcroft (Imunis), and Precious Silvia (PearlPay). Moderating the Showcase was Victor Lang- Chief Operating officer, Gini. The 3 founders represented fintech and health-tech and said that the reason for their growth has been the ability to identify and create solutions for a very clear gap in the market. The conversation tracks the personal and professional journeys of these founders as they’ve begun to scale up their businesses and the challenges they’ve faced.To view the whole event, watch here.