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Episode 42

What The Great Resignation Means for Us All, Experiences with Y-Combinator and What it’s Like to Raise $3 Million - Jonathan Soh, MD Singapore for Deskimo

Business over Drinks interviewee profile Jonathan Soh Deskimo
Jonathan Soh
Managing Director, Deskimo Singapore

Jonathan is a seasoned entrepreneur and business lead, currently leading Deskimo's growth in Singapore

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO: Jonathan Soh

Jonathan has worked in the eCommerce and on-demand industries for the last 8 years, gaining experience in Shopee, Gojek, Standard Chartered and now Deskimo. As a seasoned product manager and entrepreneur, he is passionate about the future of work, fintech in Asia and the creator economy. Outside of the office, Jon enjoys spending time with his newborn, playing Age of Empires, and working on various tech products on the side.



  • What changed after fatherhood? 
  • Jon’s career path: Working in Shoppee, Gojek, Standard Chartered and Deskimo
  • The Great Resignation
  • How to approach hiring and recruiting people?
  • The changing workplace
  • Using company resources for personal use 
  • How is it like being in Y-combinator? 
  • The strategic use of capital funding and accountability to investors
  • Diluting equity when raising funds

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