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Rise of the Next Podcast

  • ecommerce
  • Emerging VCs
  • healthcare
  • point of sale
  • pricing
  • buy now pay later
  • construction tech
  • MENA
  • Africa
  • telehealth
Cleaning up a Healthcare Mess
Podcast
Episode 15

Cleaning up a Healthcare Mess

Orderly Health's co-founder and CEO Kevin Krauth joins us on this episode of Rise of the Next to talk about the scourge of out of date doctor directories.
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Wai Hong Fong
Podcast
Episode 14

How StoreHub is Helping Small Retailers in Southeast Asia Digitize their Operations

Founder Wai Hong Fong estimates 20 million small shops and restaurants in the region lack easy access to point of sale technology.
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Ammanuel Selameab
Podcast
Episode 13

How Growth Stage Software Companies Can Set the Right Price

Accrue Founder Ammanuel Selameab shares interesting insights on pricing products and services in this episode of Rise of the Next.
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Megha Agarwal
Podcast
Episode 12

Neon Founder Megha Agarwal On Simplifying Buy Now Pay Later

In this episode of Rise of the Next, she explains her approach to scoring customers looking for ease of pay and interest-free loans.
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Klaus Wehage and Aaron McDaniel
Podcast
Episode 11

Tips for Founders on Scaling Globally

Aaron McDaniel and Klaus Wehage of 10X Innovation Lab join us on our podcast Rise of the Next to discuss the importance of building a company with a global mindset from the start.
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Donny Ouyang
Podcast
Episode 10

Blackcart Founder Donny Ouyang Facilitates “Try Before You Buy” for Online Merchants

The company wants to help ecommerce retailers boost their conversion rate.
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StructionSite Founder Matt Daly on Digitizing the Trillion-Dollar Construction Business
Podcast
Episode 9

StructionSite Founder Matt Daly on Digitizing the Trillion-Dollar Construction Business

Instead of a manual inspection, his company allows contractors to tour a job site with a 360-degree video that documents ongoing work with the help of AI.
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Amal Dokhan Sees MENA’s Startup Ecosystem Evolving at Breakneck Speed
Podcast
Episode 8

Amal Dokhan Sees MENA’s Startup Ecosystem Evolving at Breakneck Speed

Amal is a Partner at 500 Global MENA, and one of a handful of female venture capitalists in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
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Simeon Ononobi on Creating an Engaging Shopping Experience for the African Consumer
Podcast
Episode 7

Simeon Ononobi on Creating an Engaging Shopping Experience for the African Consumer

His Nigeria-based company, Connected Analytics, aims to build loyalty between merchants and their customers.
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How a Personal Health Experience Led Crystal Adesanya to Launch Kiira
Podcast
Episode 6

How a Personal Health Experience Led Crystal Adesanya to Launch Kiira

The telehealth service gives primarily college-age women access to physicians and healthcare professionals, 85% of whom are people of color.
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With $82M in Fresh Funding, Alexis Patjane Continues to Build Logistics Company 99minutos
Podcast
Episode 5

With $82M in Fresh Funding, Alexis Patjane Continues to Build Logistics Company 99minutos

It’s a long way from the company’s humble beginnings as an on-demand hookah seller. Co-founder and CEO Alexis Patjane joins us on our Rise of the Next podcast to discuss those early days and what's next.
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Mark Chahwan
Podcast
Episode 4

Sarwa’s Mark Chahwan on Building an Online Investment Service in the Middle East

In this episode of Rise of the Next, Mark talks about some of the cultural differences between the Middle East and the West when it comes to investing, and what matters when building a wealth management company. 
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Furquan Kidwai is Bringing the PillPack Model to Pakistan
Podcast
Episode 3

Furquan Kidwai is Bringing the PillPack Model to Pakistan

In this episode of Rise of the Next, Furquan talks about how his online pharmacy, Dawaai, is modernizing a highly fragmented market.
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Mac Conwell’s Secret Weapon for Raising Funds: Twitter
Podcast
Episode 2

Mac Conwell’s Secret Weapon for Raising Funds: Twitter

On December 2, 2021, 500 Global convened the global venture capital community in Miami to its PreMoney 2021 conference for an interactive experience at the nexus of culture, technology, investment and global finance.
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Lolita Taub Itches to Make her Mark on Venture Capital
Podcast
Episode 1

Lolita Taub Itches to Make her Mark on Venture Capital

On December 2, 2021, 500 Global convened the global venture capital community in Miami to its PreMoney 2021 conference for an interactive experience at the nexus of culture, technology, investment and global finance.
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