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Alan Tsen

👋 Hi, I'm Alan Tsen

I help fintech startups expand internationally. I was the 📈 Director of Revenue Strategy at Chipper Cash, headed up a 🚀 corporate accelerator program for Australia's largest general insurer and was the founding ⭐ GM of Stone & Chalk Melbourne.

On nights and weekends, I 💰 invest in early-stage fintech startups and pen a newsletter called 🗞️ Fintech Radar. I was previously the chairperson of Fintech Australia and a member of the Federal Government's Fintech Advisory Group and ASIC's Digital Finance Advisory Committee.

Ps. Sometimes, I send out an email with updates ↓

Recent Posts

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Platforms, Interoperability And Standardisation

Every tech company dreams of building a platform—a central hub where all transactions happen and a wide array of use cases is covered. The allure is clear: once established, platforms generate revenue with minimal effort, creating a virtuous cycle of growth. It's no wonder that many start-ups and established

Platforms, Interoperability And Standardisation
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The Power of Momentum

Regardless of what you're building, the power of continuous forward motion becomes evident quickly. It sometimes feels counterintuitive, but success is less about perfection and more about momentum. At any given time, decisions are made with the information at hand. Waiting for perfect clarity leads to paralysis. Action, even if

The Power of Momentum
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The True Measure of a City’s Food Culture

When visiting a country, it's easy to get sucked into the TikTok and Instagram food culture of "Five spots you need to check out!" Contrary to what the 25-year-old influencer is telling you in a calming tone over some shaky video footage, the true character of a city’s food

The True Measure of a City’s Food Culture
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The Timelessness of Quality

Quality is timeless. This simple idea cuts through the noise of our fast-paced, ever-changing world. We live in an age where trends come and go with alarming speed, and what is celebrated today is often forgotten tomorrow. Yet, true quality, in any form, endures. Consider the Eames chair, a paragon

The Timelessness of Quality
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The Powers and Perils of Pattern Recognition

Pattern recognition is a term that gets tossed around a lot, especially by investors when they’re sizing up early-stage companies. It goes something like this: "Why did you invest in that company?" "The founder/company/idea reminds me of..." I mean, the logic is sound. If you've been investing

The Powers and Perils of Pattern Recognition
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Apple’s AI Strategy: Some Quick Takeaways from WWDC24

The main takeaway from WWDC24: Apple’s AI strategy is all about calculated, steady moves. They're not chasing trends but focusing on thoughtful integration that genuinely enhances user experience. Firstly, Apple isn’t diving headfirst into AI at any cost. They’re taking a measured approach, much like they did

Apple’s AI Strategy: Some Quick Takeaways from WWDC24
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Outcomes Over Outputs

When building a product, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of developing new features and pushing out updates. However, the real measure of success lies not in what we create, but in the impact they have. This is the difference between outputs and outcomes. While outputs

modern office with people working on outputs