Date
18 August 2018

Tytus Michalski

Managing Director of Fresco Capital. He is involved in all aspects of investment and operations. He has been investing, working and living in Asia since 1999.
  • The best people are usually not actively looking for jobs. Startups would do well if they learn how to identify the best possible candidates and then proactively poach them. Photo: internet

    Startup hiring: How to build an edge

    - Jun 6, 2016 11:49am
    Startups do not have many ways to build a strong competitive advantage in the early days. But startup hiring is one area where this is possible because the hiring process at most large companies is broken....
  • Most startups are local operations but they can gain a competitive advantage if they can source and manage a global talent pool. Photo: Internet

    Why startups must think global from the early going

    - May 12, 2016 11:45am
    Globalization is not a new trend. It has become increasingly pervasive every decade but early-stage startups have historically been very local — local teams and local investors. There are still investors who will only invest within...
  • In any business, service is important, but especially where the business itself is a service. A waiter and a venture capitalist are both ultimately supporting someone else who is the primary decision maker. Photo: HKEJ

    Secrets of success in venture capital career

    - Mar 14, 2016 12:59pm
    What are the secrets to a venture capital career path? Some people think operating experience. Others believe it’s all about the right connections. My path to venture capital started as a waiter. It was my second...
  • Sal Khan created an online educational institution that benefits millions of people after he saw a pattern while tutoring his cousin in math. Photo: YouTube

    Six paths to innovation

    - Jan 21, 2016 1:10pm
    Innovation is a common goal among startups, corporates and non-profit organizations. But our education system and work environments have trained us to pass tests, follow orders and respond to requests. No wonder true innovation is still rare....
  • If the US dollar rises too sharply, it could be a warning sign of potential risks ahead. Photo: Bloomberg

    Five ‘fat tails’ for 2016

    - Dec 29, 2015 3:56pm
    As venture capital investors, we are constantly looking for positive fat tails, companies that have the potential to generate extreme positive outcomes. At the same time, not all fat tails are positive. There are negative fat...
  • Alexander Graham Bell (1847 -1922) invented the  telephone. He officiated at the opening (left) of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892. Photos: Wikipedia

    Corporate innovation – beyond predicting the future

    - Jun 3, 2015 4:08pm
    “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” – Niels Bohr The Decision Imagine that you are a key decision maker at the dominant communication network in the world, having successfully grown through astute...
  • Early stage investors fall into two categories: those who know what they are doing and those who don’t. Photo: imagesource.com

    Should you be an early stage investor?

    - May 22, 2015 5:26pm
    Being an early stage investor is now a status symbol — for individuals, funds and companies. Unfortunately, not everyone should be an early stage investor focused on the seed stage. What are the key considerations? How...
  • Hong Kong's start-ups can take inspiration from Bruce Lee, who said: 'There are no limits.'  Photo: frescocapital.com

    What next for the Hong Kong start-up ecosystem?

    - Apr 10, 2015 5:32pm
    Hong Kong’s start-up ecosystem has progressed tremendously during the past five years. The most important factor has been the entrepreneurs themselves. Without entrepreneurs, there would be no ecosystem. To build teams, of course additional talent is needed,...
  • Structural change in corporate venture capital is like moving from painting in black and white to painting in vibrant color. Credit: frescocapital.com

    Corporate venture capital: Painting in color

    - Apr 1, 2015 3:27pm
    Every company is unique, with its own challenges and opportunities. But the traditional approach towards corporate venture capital ignored this reality. Historically, companies set up a venture capital division that invested in startups with the hope...
  • Technology giants will use their funnel of cash for even more aggressive investment and M&A activity.

    Why tech giants are aggressively building their cash piles

    - Feb 11, 2015 1:18pm
    One of the obvious consequences of the current low interest rate and bond yield environment is how it impacts the cost of capital for companies. As a result, large tech companies are aggressively growing their cash...

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