The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Seoul in partnership with Asan-Nanum Foundation meets monthly in the heart of Seoul. There will be networking, great food, and amazing people! Come and be part of Seoul, Korea's Startup Community. This month, we will be interviewing 'Nathan Millard' who is the founder and the CEO of G3 Partners.
Nathan Millard believes most ‘engineer-CEOs’ need help to communicate more effectively cross-border. He’s lived in Asia for around ten years and In 2012 he took a pay cut and a risk and began working with startups. In 2015 he founded G3 Partners with a laptop and no capital, out of a co-working space in Seoul. G3 now has 10+ staff, over USD $1M in annual revenue and is setting up shop in SingaporeRead More
While startups in Asia (and beyond) are developing tech solutions that have the potential to disrupt the world, most fail to reach their potential. Nathan Millard, CEO of G3 Partners, believes this comes down largely to a lack of understanding about the critical value of marketing and communication or an inability for startups to execute marketing and communications effectively. “It’s simply not true for most companies that if you build it they will come,” he believes.
Effective 'Communications' (of which marketing is a part) includes websites that explain what the startup really does, in a language and format that the target audience can understand. Other examples include social media communication, marketing brochures, media outreach or even investor pitch decks and in-person meetings with potential customers.
Nathan founded G3 Partners in January 2015. The company mostly works with startups from around Asia, helping them plan and execute marketing and communication strategies in Asia and the USA. they have also helped large organisations from around the world to find startups to partner with or invest in. Nathan has a diverse background, with degrees in History and Political Science (Uni. of London) and a career spanning executive head hunting to yurt building, offshore outsourcing to market research, journalism to PR and Marketing. The one constant is helping people and companies communicate more effectively with the world beyond their home markets and Nathan's spent most of the last decade doing that in Asia and he’s worked with startups in Korea full time since 2012.