Me & My Money: Plant small seeds, test and learn and adapt accordingly

Dtribe Capital founding partner and chief executive Martin Berry, 43, advises would-be entrepreneurs to take their time, study their business idea well and seek validation from others. He sees a lot of people trying to do things that, from an outside
Dtribe Capital founding partner and chief executive Martin Berry, 43, advises would-be entrepreneurs to take their time, study their business idea well and seek validation from others. He sees a lot of people trying to do things that, from an outsider's perspective, will not cut it and it becomes a major opportunity cost for them.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Venture capitalist counts acquiring Gong Cha franchise in S. Korea as one of his best moves

Instead of trying to time the market, venture capitalist Martin Berry prefers to acquire a small position in assets that he likes and track it before deciding whether to increase his exposure.

One of the gems the Australian counts as his best investment was acquiring the franchise for Taiwan bubble tea chain Gong Cha in South Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 09, 2020, with the headline 'Plant small seeds, test and learn and adapt accordingly'. Print Edition | Subscribe