The Indelible VC
SEA of Startups
Ganesh Bangah of Commerce.Asia
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Ganesh Bangah of Commerce.Asia

From Cyber Cafe to NASDAQ, a serial entrepreneur's tale

This week we are joined by Ganesh Bangah, a serial entrepreneur with a resume longer than this podcast. He built MOL Global which listed on NASDAQ and later sold to Razer and is currently focused on Commerce.Asia as well as ASX-listed Netccentric.

This was a great conversation with Ganesh where navigate the evolution from cyber cafes to selling points to gaming.  We talked about acquiring Friendster, one of the earliest social media players and then listing on NASDAQ. We wrap up by focusing on his current endeavors with Commerce.Asia and what drove him to acquire control in Netccentric, an ASX-listed company.

I’d love to know what you took away from this conversation with Ganesh Bangah. If you’d like to be considered as a guest or have someone that you’d like to hear me speak to, drop me a message.

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Where to find Ganesh Bangah:

• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganeshbangah/

• Commerce.Asia: 

https://www.commerce.asia/

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In this episode, we cover:

[1:38] Building MOL Global from cyber cafes to NASDAQ listing.

[9:40] The acquisition of Friendster and leveraging the community.

[17:44] Transitioning towards strategic investments.

[25:33] Investing in an influencer marketing company and other initiatives.

[33:53] The new technologies that will shape the future.

[41:53] Closing questions.

The Indelible VC
SEA of Startups
At Indelible Ventures, we strive to promote the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia and bring attention to the stories of entrepreneurs and the businesses they have founded. By promoting the ecosystem, we aim to draw more attention and, with it, more VC Funding to Founders. RELATABLE - We uncover stories from Founders in our local market that will be relatable to an audience of Founders and Funders in the local market. USABLE - Our intent in surfacing these stories is to build the local knowledgebase derived from relatable and relevant experiences of a true peer set. SOUTHEAST ASIA - Limited audio content focuses on Founders in Southeast Asia. Further, as a Malaysia-based company, we are biased towards showcasing the underrepresented ecosystems in Southeast Asia.
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