Video Presentations

September 29, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur) - Adrian Vanzyl, Ardent Capital CEO, says building an online brand will get more expensive every year and businesses need to consider how to manage long term customer acquisition costs. He also tells Bloomberg TV Malaysia's Sophie Kamaruddin says investing in the Asean e-commerce market is worth the potential risk.

September 29, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur) - Adrian Vanzyl, CEO of Bangkok-based Ardent Capital, discusses opportunities for niche e-commerce markets in Asean. The venture capitalist also tells Bloomberg TV Malaysia's Sophie Kamaruddin that half of all online transactions are now happening outside of capital cities. 

June 27, 2014 - Ardent Capital CEO, Adrian Vanzyl, looks at VC in Southeast Asia presented at 500 Startups Premoney Conference. 

June 2015: Ardent Capital VP, Araya Hutasuwan, looks at startup fundraising and the best practices startup founders can follow during their fundraising process. Presented at Echelon Singapore 2015. 


December 2015: The ASEAN Ecommerce Inflection Year 2015 by Paul Srivorakul (Thailand Focus) Download File

October 2015: Peering Into Thailand's Startup Ecosystem by Araya Hutasuwan (Echelon KL) Download File

September 2015: Ecommerce in SEA Themes and Expectations by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl (Digital News Asia) Download File

September 2015: Southeast Asian E-Commerce by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl (UBS Singapore)  Download File

June 2015: How Not to Suck at PR: PR and Marketing for Startups by Felicia Moursalien (Echelon Singapore)  Download File

June 2015: Peering Into Thailand's Startup Ecosystem by Tee Suraphongchai (Echelon Singapore)  Download File

June 2015: How Not to Fail Your Startup Funding by Araya Hutasuwan (Echelon Singapore)  Download File

June 2015: Ecommerce Opportunities in Southeast Asia by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl (Echelon Singapore)  Download File

December 2014: ASEAN E-Commerce Day Hosted by UBS in Singapore   Download File

March 2014: Start-up Financing 101 by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl (Echelon Thailand)  Download File

January 2014: Venturecon Singapore Presentation – Investing in Thailand by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl   Download File

October 2013: Southeast Asia, Why You Should Pay Attention Now by Dr. Adrian Vanzyl  Download File

September 2013: Why Thailand Is A Great Place To Build And Launch Your Startup by Paul Srivorakul   Download File


Here are some basic resources for entrepreneurs our portfolio companies have used and recommend.  If you have others you would recommend for fellow entrepreneurs, please share with us at

  • Dave McClure's 10 Slide Pitch Deck (sample pitch deck template) here
  • Business Model Canvas (business model framework) here
  • Google Analytics (fundamental site analytics) here
  • KISSmetreics (user-centric anayltics) here
  • Optimizely (A/B testing) here
  • MailChimp (newsletter platform) here
  • Landerapp (landing pages) here
  • 99designs (logo design) here
  • Producteev (group task management) here
  • Assembla (project management) here
  • Amazon Web Services (webhosting) here
  • Venture Capital Legal Doc Templates here
  • Venture Capital FAQ's here