Conversation series to deep dive into the world of venture building.

Future ventures is a conversation series to deep dive into the world of venture building. The series is
brought to you by FutureLabs ventures. At FutureLabs, we are passionate about creating positive
impact at scale for corporates, consumers and societies by harnessing the power of latest
technologies & business models. We build and scale digital ventures with corporates by
combining the best entrepreneurial talent, corporate assets & capital.

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In this series, we explore the journey of identifying new venture opportunities, and executing successfully through conversations with entrepreneurs, expert practitioners and corporate leaders.

Tune in to listen to how they did it, what were their key learnings, what were the results and tradeoffs they had to make along the way. We will also explore how a large corporate mothership can support and enable a fledgling venture team!

Latest Episode

Corporate Venture Building Pioneers – Conversation with Khairil Abdullah

In this third episode, FutureLabs Managing Partner Mario Aquino, speaks to Khairil Abdullah, CEO Axiata Digital. At Axiata, he has spearheaded the journey of building new ventures such as Boost (ewallet) and ADA (integrated digital, analytics, and marketing). They talk about how large corporates can create the right set-up, governance, structure and incentives for encouraging new corporate ventures to succeed.

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Corporate Venture Building Pioneers – Conversation with Khairil Abdullah

In this third episode, FutureLabs Managing Partner Mario Aquino, speaks to Khairil Abdullah, CEO Axiata Digital. At Axiata, he has spearheaded the journey of building new ventures such as Boost (ewallet) and ADA (integrated digital, analytics, and marketing). They talk about how large corporates can create the right set-up, governance, structure and incentives for encouraging new corporate ventures to succeed.

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Podcast Archive

Venture Building in the Wild: Conversation with Kiren Tanna

In the second episode, Usman Lodhi, Venture Partner, FutureLabs Ventures, speaks to Kiren Tanna. A serial entrepreneur with multi-$100M+ exits (FoodPanda, Zen Rooms), Kiren possesses incredible business acumen and expertise across both technical and commercial domains. They talk about his key learnings as an entrepreneur, and the different aspects of building groundbreaking Direct-to-Consumer ventures.

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Lessons Learnt in Corporate Venture Building: Conversation with Kit Wong

In this first episode, Pedro URIA-RECIO, Venture Partner FutureLabs Ventures speaks to Kit Wong. A veteran of Southeast Asia’s innovation and entrepreneurial scene, Kit is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive who built and scaled unicorn ventures (OVO, Lu-Global), and led fast-growth of notable tech players in the region (Google). They talk about key learnings in the journey and how a corporate can enable but not constrain the growth of the new businesses.

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Venture Building in the Wild: Conversation with Kiren Tanna

In the second episode, Usman Lodhi, Venture Partner, FutureLabs Ventures, speaks to Kiren Tanna. A serial entrepreneur with multi-$100M+ exits (FoodPanda, Zen Rooms), Kiren possesses incredible business acumen and expertise across both technical and commercial domains. They talk about his key learnings as an entrepreneur, and the different aspects of building groundbreaking Direct-to-Consumer ventures.

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Lessons Learnt in Corporate Venture Building: Conversation with Kit Wong

In this first episode, Pedro URIA-RECIO, Venture Partner FutureLabs Ventures speaks to Kit Wong. A veteran of Southeast Asia’s innovation and entrepreneurial scene, Kit is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive who built and scaled unicorn ventures (OVO, Lu-Global), and led fast-growth of notable tech players in the region (Google). They talk about key learnings in the journey and how a corporate can enable but not constrain the growth of the new businesses.

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