March 2022: What does a greener good life look like?
News from Clarity, Dialpad, GoTo, Joro, and Xendit; our interview with Daniel Aldana Cohen
What We Are Reading
Douglas Atkin, Global Head of Community at Airbnb, on the culting of brands: "How do cults generate such famously intense attachment? How do the few cult brands that exist create strong commitment? Are the dynamics of attraction essentially the same?"
Clarity partnered with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District.
Dialpad was named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2022.
GoTo announced its IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.
Joro launched in Canada.
Xendit was named in CB Insights' Retail Tech 100 ranking.
We interviewed our old friend Daniel Aldana Cohen, professor of sociology at UC Berkeley, and discussed inclusive climate solutions and the green "Good Life."
John spoke to e27 about strengthening the ecosystem for climate innovation in Southeast Asia.
Ramanan wrote about Iain M. Banks and world simulations.
The Amasia website for an overview of our firm, our team, and our portfolio.
The Amasia blog for essays on the VC business, our portfolio, and our impact.
The In Our Hands podcast with theorists and practitioners in climate science and behavior change (with full transcripts if you prefer text).
The Futureverse podcast with authors of climate-related fiction (with full transcripts if you prefer text).
Ramanan’s blog for personal essays.