Michael Joseph spoke about Asia’s largest companies try to sell down stakes in start-ups with Financial Times

Asia’s largest companies try to sell down stakes in start-ups _ Financial Times Corporate venture capital funds offer Gojek and Didi Chuxing to secondary market investors Asia’s biggest companies are selling down their stakes in the region’s most promising tech start-ups, including Indonesia’s Gojek and China’s Didi Chuxing, as they refocus their resources to weather … Continued

Market Insider: Ion Pacific Co-Founder Michael Joseph to Lead Israel Operations

Appointment highlights Israel’s importance to Ion Pacific’s strategy Ion Pacific to ramp up its engagement with Tel Aviv’s tech ecosystem HONG KONG, March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ion Pacific today announced that founding partner Michael Joseph will take over as Head of Operations for Israel. This appointment of Michael Joseph highlights Israel’s importance to … Continued

Itamar Har-Even interviewed by Bloomberg radio explains potentials on AI for medical diagnosis

Itamar Har-Even, Co-CEO/Managing Director/Co-Founder, Ion Pacific, joined Rishaad Salamat and Doug Krizner on Daybreak Asia. He discusses some of the key trends he is seeing within private markets and why investors should still be careful over blockchain technology. He goes on to say AI for medical diagnosis is a fascinating sector. Listen the full interview … Continued

Michael Joseph commented on VC partnerships

VC partnerships: Mind games In private equity, cross-cultural miscommunication and sheer bravado are the most commonly cited reasons for personal friction derailing what might have been a fruitful relationship. But in venture capital, some of the biggest psychological pitfalls stem from a lack of familiarity with the asset class itself. Michael Joseph, a managing director … Continued

Itamar Har-Even Interviewed by CNBC on tech IPO valuation

Itamar Har-Even of Ion Pacific says technology initial public offerings will slow down before coming back again, but valuations will need to be much more reasonable. He also says companies may not get the valuations they want, but will have to be patient. Watch the full interview here.