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Feb 10, 2022

My guest today is Rachel Lau. Rachel is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of RHL Ventures. RHL Ventures is a Southeast Asian-based private investment firm that focuses on growth capital investments in the Southeast Asia region. 

In this conversation, we discuss the VC scene in Malaysia and ASEAN, how the landscape has changed over the last two years, and the story behind RHL.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Rachel Lau.


For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on 




Show Notes:

[00:00:31] - [First question] - Rachel’s Background

[00:01:30] - The VC landscape within ASEAN 

[00:06:44] - COVID’s effects on VC in ASEAN

[00:10:06] - Investing in the A and B stage

[00:13:27] - Aspects of VC that Rachel disagrees with

[00:15:40] - What should people know about Malaysian VC

[00:18:11] - Advice for graduates entering the VC scene?

[00:19:33] - Rachel’s investing style

[00:24:37] - Why start RHL Ventures?

[00:27:32] - RHL’s edge?

[00:29:07] - What Rachel wished she learned earlier

[00:31:22] - Most undervalued life experience?

[00:33:42] - Influential books?

[00:35:55] - Wrapping up and future plans




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