Matt Foley – Entrepreneurialism in Asia Today

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Really looking forward to introducing you to my next guest, Matt Foley, founder and MD of Pikohana. Matt’s had a long career in the Asian tech industry from helping build out the Taiwanese internet in 1996 to being involved in IPOs, to living and working in China, South Korea, Hong Kong and now Singapore. Matt’s Foley family motto which he recently discoveed in Ireland is “that I may be of use”, a maxim that only makes sense when you couple that service with risk. Matt’s story is one of constantly seeking how to be of use as a CFO by stepping outside his comfort zone and embracing new challenges - whether that was leaving the US in the midst of the 90s dot com boom to seek adventure in Asia or starting his own business at Pikohana. This is an interesting look into the motivations that compel someone to take on challenges in the face of failure, a conversation that also touches on Matt’s unique story from being part of a nuclear weapons team at the Soviet frontline to giving up 8 handicap golf to learn surfing.

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