It continues to boggle my mind that every billionaire I’ve cold-emailed has responded in <10 minutes when my friends take more than a week and only do so after I’ve tripled texted them or venmoed them…
For those wondering what I do, I

1) write extensive deep dives on Asian tech companies like $BABA, $SE, $NTDOY
2) tell the stories of the most interesting people in tech/finance

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2 Sep
1/ Nintendo $NTDOY, a multi-generational icon, with 26 of the top 50 best selling titles, an IP portfolio 2nd to only Disney, trades at just 12x ex-cash earnings.
2/ Margins have only been improving because of the shift to digital, and they have over 30mn paying online subscribers--their first recurring revenue ever.
3/ Not to mention, their initiatives with DLC extends a game’s monetizable life and drives consumer spending higher, while increasing engagement.
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1/ $BABA added half an $AMZN of GMV and increased top line by $PDD total revenue just last year…

Investor sentiment?

Competition is going to smoke them...
2/ But wait, I thought they were a monopoly? They were just fined by the SAMR.

Investor response: Regulation is a big concern too
3/ Well, does China really want to cripple the engine that facilitates over $1.2tn of commerce that millions of merchants’ livelihood depend on?

We don’t think so.
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