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Joji Thomas Philip is the founder and editor-in-chief at DEALSTREETASIA. He is passionate about news and views, and believes this venture, his first stint at entrepreneurship, can make a difference, in the new media landscape that is emerging in this region.

After moving to Singapore in mid-2013, he has been Mint, India’s best business daily and a Wall Street Journal partnered publication. Joji enhanced his business journalism skills during a seven-year stint ending June 2013 with The Economic Times, where he reported on communications and telecoms, and was a senior-assistant editor, as well as the newspaper’s youngest vertical head.

Before The Economic Times, Joji covered telecoms and defence for Business Standard and he began his career as a city reporter with The New Indian Express in India.

When he is not working, or even when working, he enjoys tracking a wide range of sports, especially European soccer across different leagues, and is among the legion of long suffering Liverpool fans.

A passionate motorcyclist, but Singapore’s rules has forced Joji to spend most of his time at DEALSTREETASIA’s office, often dreaming of his past rides to Tibet, the Himalayas and Bhutan.

Exits are a problem in Southeast Asia and India: Chua Kee Lock, Vertex Venture Holdings

Although valuations have fallen significantly, investor interest in injecting capital into Indian start-ups remains subdued, says Chua Kee Lock, group president and chief executive officer of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, Singapore’s largest venture capital (VC) firm with $1 billion under active management. Vertex is the venture capital (VC) arm of Singapore’s… Read more »


Vertex Ventures set to beat $150m target for SE Asia & India focused fund: Kee Lock

The new fund is set to close in the next few months


Days of angel groups with dumb money are gone: Nikhil Kapur, GREE Ventures

GREE Ventures investment manager on why investors are reducing valuations of local e-commerce firms.


‘People like to pursue opportunities where there are similar examples of success’

Rachel Springate, founder at Muse Capital explains lack of women in PE, VC firms


Singapore: Northstar PE-backed Star Engineering joins bid for Spindex Industries

This turns the takeover battle for Spindex into a three-way tussle


Data shows Asian PEs not sitting on record dry powder: Juan Delgado-Moreira

Contrary to perception, and amidst reports that private equity firms in Asia are sitting on cash piles that are at the highest levels since the global financial crisis, and despite the entry of Chinese players, sovereign wealth funds from West Asia as well as Canadian pension funds, data indicates that… Read more »


2016 Review: Singapore sees higher M&A volume driven by tech sector, deal value declines

Smaller ticket sizes meant transaction values fell 18% to $88b across 800 deals.


The Green Airliner raising $100m fund to promote rotable financing, plans larger second vehicle in 2018

“Source of smart capital for airlines and MROs” (aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul), states the website of The Green Airliner. The asset management company, that deals with commercial asset redeployment, at anytime in aircraft program cycle – from production to decommissioning – and had expanded to Singapore last year, is raising a… Read more »


There is no better startup environment, ecosystem in Asia than Singapore: Brijesh Pande, Tembusu

If somebody was thinking about starting up a company in some place in Asia, there would be no better place than Singapore claims Brijesh Pande, Managing Partner, Tembusu ICT Fund-1 & founder of Pepri Ventures in an interaction. While the city-state has a slew of factors working for its, the city-state’s… Read more »


Startups, VCs in SE Asia can take several learnings from China, India: Srividya Gopalakrishnan, Duff and Phelps

Private equity (PE) funds in India continue to attract significant investments from limited partners as their overall return on the portfolio is good, even if they have not seen success on exits for every portfolio firm, said Srividya Gopalakrishnan, managing director, Duff and Phelps Singapore Pte. Ltd. Since India was… Read more »